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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Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $21
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $20
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $27
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13.5
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $17
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $38
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $10
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $29
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $12
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $16 - $22
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $23
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $18
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $42
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $12.5
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $21
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $19
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $20
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $9
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $7
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $26
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $23
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $18
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $15
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $8
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $19
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.5
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $20
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.99
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $7
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $20
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $20
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $18
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $32
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $33
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $26
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $26
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $15
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $5
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $26
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $16
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $5
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $60
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $11
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $16
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $23
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $21
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $15
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $7
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $10
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
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