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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Stevinson Golf Package
Dates: September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Play 18 holes of golf the day you arrive. Spend 1 night, Sunday through Thursday, in one of our nicely appointed cottages, complete with free WI-FI, flat screen TV and access to the Grove Bar & Grill, and a fully stocked Golf Shop. Wake refreshed, have a hearty breakfast, and play another 18 before you depart. Package does not include food or beverages.
Price range: $250

Courses

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