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
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $17
Teleli Golf Club Sonora $15 - $47
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $24
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
The Bethel Island Club Bethel Island $12 - $17
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $49
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $54
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Phoenix Lake Golf Course Sonora $20 - $23
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $14
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $14
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $40
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $20 - $37
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $13 - $17
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $49
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $10
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Wawona Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $225 - $395
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
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