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 $8
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Legends Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $59
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $11
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $25
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $19
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $15
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $40
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $20
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $21.95
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $29
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $20
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $9
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $22
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $9
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $10
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $25
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $20
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
River Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $24
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $20
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
Tee Times
Manteca $12
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $9
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $39
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $21.48
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $25
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
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Groveland $32 - $65
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $25
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Greenhorn Creek Resort
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Angels Camp $70
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
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Stockton $23.5
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $29
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $19
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $25
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7.5
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Mountain Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $17 - $32
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $34
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $29 - $56
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Old River Golf Course
Tee Times
Tracy $18
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $21
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $20
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $20
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $15
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Riverbend Golf Club
Tee Times
Madera $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $210
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $12
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $25
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $21
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Loomis $10 - $14
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $13.5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $25
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $10
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club Galt $37
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $50
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
River Oaks Golf Club Nicolaus $17 - $37
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera less than $50
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Raspberry Hill Golf Course Auburn $10 - $12
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $42
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $17 - $20
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $35
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $62
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $13
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Rolling Greens Golf Course Roseville $12
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $58
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $8
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
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