Destination Guide

Destination: Sacramento & Gold Country

The year 1849 and the California Golf Rush are long gone, but "Gold Country" is still an attractive region of the state. Also nicknamed the "Mother Lode" region, it includes the capital city of Sacramento to the west and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which head into Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park to the east in Mariposa County, the state's largest.

Made famous during the California Gold Rush, you can still pan for gold in the region’s many streams and rivers, though water sports such as kayaking and rafting are modern treasures for today's visitor. You can still explore many smaller mining villages too, like in Nevada City, which has preserved many 19th-century buildings and landmarks.

With the days of the gold rush passed, the region has shifted towards "liquid gold" and is now a major wine destination. The region's climate is similar to that of Spain or Italy, and there are more than 100 wineries between Sacramento and Lodi valleys and around Amador and Calaveras. Wine bars are popping up all over Sacramento and other cities within Gold Country.

Many of the best golf courses in Gold Country make use of foothills terrain, like Saddle Creek Resort, DarkHorse Golf Club and The Ridge Golf Course, while Haggin Oaks is a historic play in the capital city.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
DarkHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $15
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Plumas Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Marysville $29
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Bay View Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Foothill Golf Course Sacramento $15
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Coyote Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Beale AFB $10
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Alta Sierra Country Club
Tee Times
Grass Valley $23
Auburn Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $28
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Teleli Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $15 - $47
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Tee Times
Angels Camp $30 - $70
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $20 - $54
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $7 - $25
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $10
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Peach Tree Golf & Country Club Marysville $61
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Winchester Country Club Meadow Vista $100 - $185
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Lake of the Pines Country Club Auburn $45
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
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