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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Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Patterson $12
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Teleli Golf Club Sonora $15 - $47
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $14
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $24
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $40
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $17
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
The Bethel Island Club Bethel Island $12 - $17
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $14
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $49
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $20 - $37
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $54
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Phoenix Lake Golf Course Sonora $20 - $23
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Wawona Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $49
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $13 - $17
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $10
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
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