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
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $12
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $22.95
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $18
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $24
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $12
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $9
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $22
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $45
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $22.95
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $31
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $47
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $41
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $15
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $5.35
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $20
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $20
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $14
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $20
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $26
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $18
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $22
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16.5
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $18
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $24
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $20
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $9.99
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $24.99
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $17
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $22 - $28
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $37
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $29
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $19
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $33
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $110
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $22
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $12
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $19
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $20 - $42
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $37
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $69
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $12
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $31
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $27
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $12 - $31
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $16 - $22
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $22 - $44
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $29
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $15
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $52
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $37
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
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