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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La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $15
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $12
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $23
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
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
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $25
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $31
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $20
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $40
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $9
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $14
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $18
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $45
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $26
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $22
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $14
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $18
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $16
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $16
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $23
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $9
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10 - $27
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $16
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $16
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $29
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $23.99
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $22
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $45
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $24.5
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $17
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13.5
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $10
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $11
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $35 - $50
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $24
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $20
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $16
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $9.99
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $29
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $20 - $42
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $59
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $20
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $33
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $22 - $28
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $16
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 $31
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $20
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $22 - $44
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $25 - $47
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $27
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $26
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $10
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $12 - $31
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $9
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $16 - $22
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
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