Destination Guide

Destination: Central Valley

California's Central Valley stretches over 450 miles through the center of the state and parallels the Pacific Ocean. Also called the "Sacramento Valley," it encompasses such towns as Bakersfield to the south, past Sacramento and Fresno to Stockton at the northern end.

Mostly flat, the region is especially rich with agriculture, thanks to fertile soil producing a wealth of gardens, farmlands and wineries. The Central Valley produces 8 percent of America's agriculture despite a land mass much smaller. Well off the beaten path compared to California's larger tourist hotspots such as Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe, small farmers markets, roadside produce stands and winery and cheese festivals showcase the valley's fertile landscape.

While the northern part of the valley receives about 20 inches of rain each year, the southern area, the San Joaquin, is a much drier and can very get hot in the summer, while the winter months are foggy and rainy.

The golf courses around the Central Valley are lesser known compared to California's other regions such as Monterey or Palm Springs, but the many cities scattered throughout offer more understated courses. This also means you'll discover some of the better bargain plays in the region, even if the headlining golf courses of California are to be found elsewhere.

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Courses

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Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $35
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $17
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $15
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $30
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $20
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $32
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $10
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $29
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $24
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $17
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $10
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $27
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $7
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $18
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $20
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $24
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $14 - $23
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $29
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $25
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8.25
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $22
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $16
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $20
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $28
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $18
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7.5
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $25.99
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $5
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $27
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $25
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $20
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $8
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $20
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $17
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $15
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $18
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $22
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $29
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Rolling Greens Golf Course
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Granite Bay $13
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $26
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $25
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $19.48
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club Hollister $58
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
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