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
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $65
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $25
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $10
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Twain Harte Golf Club
Tee Times
Twain Harte $13 - $17
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Bay View Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Teleli Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $15 - $47
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Coarsegold $14
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $25
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Tee Times
Angels Camp $30 - $70
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
First Tee of Monterey County Salinas $15
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $7 - $25
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
San Jose Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $38
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $20 - $54
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
Tee Times
Salinas $75
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Corral de Tierra Country Club Corral de Tierra $75 - $125
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Foothill Golf Course Sacramento $15
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $29 - $69
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $10
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Club at Pasadera Monterey $90
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $295
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $225 - $415
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Wawona Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
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