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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Course City Rates from
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Stevinson $20
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $29
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $8
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $20
Wildhawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $22
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $20
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $19
Manteca Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $18
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $40
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $25
Salinas Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Salinas $35
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $20
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $9
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $20
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $42
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $9
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $22
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $9
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $10
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
Tee Times
Stockton $25
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $19
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $20
Mountain Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $17 - $32
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Campus Commons Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $14
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $21
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $29 - $56
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $12
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $8
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Groveland $32 - $65
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $39
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $25
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
River Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Old River Golf Course
Tee Times
Tracy $18
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $13
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $18
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.5
Riverbend Golf Club
Tee Times
Madera $45
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $24
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $13.5
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Loomis $10 - $14
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $20
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $10
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $26
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $15
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $12
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $25
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $210
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $9
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Tee Times
Angels Camp $70
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $29
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $20
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $10
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $19
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $20
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7.5
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $15
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $21
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Rolling Greens Golf Course Roseville $12
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $58
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $62
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $50
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club Galt $37
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera less than $50
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $35
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $8
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
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