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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Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $22
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $25
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $42
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $20
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $18
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $16.95
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $31
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $36
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $34
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $8
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $17
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $25 - $40
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $13
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $15
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $22.95
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $14 - $18
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $8
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $14
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $3
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $15 - $23
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $30
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $25
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $24
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $20
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $29
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $18
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $14
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $18
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.99
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $5
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $18
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $16 - $22
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $17.5
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $32
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $22
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $34
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $24
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $60
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $22
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $26
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $30
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $29
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $25
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $26
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $20
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $19
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $30
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $23
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $24
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
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