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
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $12
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Stevinson $16
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
Manteca Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $18
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $35
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $25
Salinas Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Salinas $35
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $20
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
Wildhawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $22
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $30
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $15
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $8
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $10
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $25
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $17
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $7
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $9
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $24
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $10
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $23
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $14 - $23
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $23
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $19
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $20
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $25.99
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8.25
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $18
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7.5
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $28
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.5
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $15
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $12 - $21
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $20
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $10
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $25
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $18
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $29
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $16
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $32
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $17
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $19
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $19.48
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $29
Rolling Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Granite Bay $13
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $8
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $25
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
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