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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Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $22
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $16.95
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $45
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $17
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $15
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $37
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $31
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $18.95
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $15
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $14
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $22.95
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $18
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $25
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $13
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $18
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $20
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $20
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $13
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $4.95
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $13
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $22 - $44
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $33
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $37
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $29
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $29
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $18
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $37
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $20
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $24
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $19.99
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $110
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $29
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $22 - $28
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $20
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $16
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $15
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $11
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $13
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $49
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $18
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $22
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $19.99
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $31
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $15
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $21
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $27
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $19
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $24.99
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $17
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $38
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $59
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13.5
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $37
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $18
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $16 - $22
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $18
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
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