Golf in California

Up to 51% Off Golf Instructional Packages at JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $54

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

62% Off Group Golf Lessons

Sacramento

$39.95 $15

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Apprentice pursuing certification as a LPGA Class A pro corrects bad swing habits and teaches students how to appreciate the game of golf

Up to 53% Off Private Golf Lessons

Long Beach Golf Learning Center

$90 $45

Golf instructor works with players on their long and short game, fundamentals, and visualization techniques

50% Off Large Buckets of Range Balls

Jose's Golf Range

$44 $22

Each large bucket of range balls can be shared between two people

Up to 58% Off Private Golf Lessons

Jurupa

$68 $30

Golf instructors use advanced data in real-time to breakdown mechanics and develop consistent, reliable swings

32% Off 18 Holes at Elkhorn Golf Club

Stockton

$57.50 $39

Tyee 007 bentgrass greens—the same used by US Open site The Olympic Club—can be mowed low and quick, and roll true and smooth

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

Up to 55% Off at Gold Coast Golf Academy

Oak Creek Golf Club

$120 $59

PGA-certified pro with collegiate and tour experience helps golfers improve their games with the help of video swing analysis

Up to 46% Off a Round at Shandin Hills Golf Club

San Bernardino

$84 $45

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48 greenside bunkers protect almost every hole on an 18-hole course designed by Cary Bickler in 1985

50% Range Balls at McHenry Golf Center

Modesto

$24 $12

Lighted, all-grass driving range lures golfers who aim for seven target greens that await balls from 50 to 250 yards away

Up to 85% Off at Arrowood Golf Course

Oceanside

$321 $59

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18-hole course draped over coastal hills challenges players with frequent swings in elevation and numerous hazards

51% Off Simulator Golf Lesson at Shotmakers Indoor Golf Center

Elk Grove

$80 $39

Golf professional analyzes swing mechanics in real time, uses advanced data to improve form, and shave strokes off rounds

Up to 51% Off at Golf Studio

Pomona

$50 $25

Simulator lets golfers hit shots across the virtual greens of 83 different courses; USTGF-certified instructors hone skills during lessons

Half Off One or Three 30-Minute Golf Lessons at Jay Lim Golf Academy

Fullerton

$40 $20

Golf lessons from expert Jay Lim include before and after pictures, video swing analysis, demonstrations, and customized tips

58% Off Driving-Range Practice

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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Two-course golf club features a night-lit driving range and chipping green for golfers to hone skills during the day and night

Up to 59% Off FootGolf

Santa Clara

$48 $20

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A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

Up to 51% Off Golf for 2 at Mare Island Golf Club

Vallejo

$116 $57

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

Up to 56% Off Golf Lessons from Mark Boselo, PGA

Costa Mesa

$90 $45

PGA-certified professional Mark Boselo imparts golf tips with the help of video swing analysis

Up to 49% Off Golf with Range Balls

Carlsbad

$68 $38

18-hole par 3 course with nary a hole longer than 165 yards makes things easy for inexperienced players and those without a lot of time

Up to 64% Off Golf Package for Two

Murrieta

$219.60 $79

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David Rainville–designed course incorporates towering trees, intervening ponds, and oversized bunkers

Up to 60% Off at The Bunker Indoor Golf Center

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$447 $180

Indoor golf-practice center fosters golf-game improvement in driving-range module of two golf simulators

54% Off Kids’ Golf Lessons at Tiny Tees Golf

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

In five weekly group lessons, youngsters learn golf basics and foster overall coordination in a fun environment

Up to 55% Off Private or Group Golf Lesson

Lake San Marcos

$120 $59

Lessons with Canadian Tour professional and NCAA golf coach emphasize game aspects ranging from ball striking to course management

Up to 65% Off Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

$100 $35

Fitters assess golfers' swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

Up to 74% Off Private Golf Instruction

Lake Forest

$375 $97

PGA teaching professional helps golfers improve their swings and hit balls more accurately

Up to 67% Off Golf Instruction

Downtown Walnut Creek

$150 $49

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LPGA and PGA professionals employ wealth of technological analysis to evaluate swings and develop personalized goals

58% Off Four-Week Semi-Private Golf Training Package

San Clemente

$479 $199

4-week, semi-private golf training package that includes lessons from a seasoned PGA instructor and ocean views from all holes of the course

Up to 57% Off Golf Lessons from John Lepak

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructor, who appeared on Golf Channel’s Big Break, oversees academy with 6,000-square-foot putting green and 16 tee boxes

Up to 63% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro 

Riverbend Golf Course

$80 $39

Hour-long lessons with PGA Level One Apprentice and U.S. Army vet incorporate swing analysis to help students lower their scores

Up to 68% Off Putting Lessons

Westridge Country Club

$154 $59

PGA life member and former martial artist teaches simple, professional-level putting technique to build consistency in a short time

Up to 46% Off Lessons at Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz

$80 $45

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton pro offers advice in a private indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

Up to 61% Off at Sun Valley Golf Course

La Mesa

$46 $18

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Family-owned, nine-hole, par 3 golf course provides an ideal opportunity to learn the game or work on short-game technique

Up to 68% Off at Rocklin Golf Academy

Rocklin

$120 $39

Instructor Brad Heninger draws from professional experience in lessons that include video swing analysis and club evaluation

Up to 53% Off at David L. Baker Memorial Golf Center

Fountain Valley

$80.50 $39

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Executive course makes up for shorter distance with water on 10 holes; overhead lights allow for nighttime play

Up to 54% Off Group Golf Packages

Lake Balboa

$60 $29

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Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

Up to 52% Off at Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

52% Off Golf Packages

Downtown Lompoc

$500 $239

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons in San Bruno

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA professional David Suh coaches players on 20,000-square-foot grass hitting area

Up to 55% Off All-Day Golf Outing

Petaluma

$43 $21

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Golfers enjoy day of unlimited play at two scaled-down nine-hole layouts with an included pull cart before unwinding with a beer or soda

Up to 59% Off Round at The Golf Club at Rio Vista

Rio Vista

$120 $49

Dramatic elevation changes, intersecting waterways, and strategically placed sand traps characterize the course

Up to 50% Off Golf

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

53% Off Golf-Swing Analysis

Mission Viejo

$125 $59

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Class-A PGA golf instructors help perfect swings with computerized analytics, cameras, and simulators

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Paradise

$82 $39

Par 71 course challenges golfers of all skill levels with winding fairways lined with rustic oak trees

Up to 54% Off Private Golf Lessons

South Pasadena

$75 $37

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

Up to Half Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lemoore

$64 $32

Twosomes and foursomes make their way along an 18-hole course with assistance from rental carts

Up to 55% Off at Castle Oaks Golf Club

Ione

$110 $59

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Par 71 course designed by architect Brad Benz rolls across historic Preston farmland for 6,739 water-kissed, oak-lined yards

Up to 66% Off Golf Instruction

Multiple Locations

$175 $59

Pros harness V1 video swing analysis and other teaching aids to shore up golf games

Up to 59% Off Golf-Lesson Package

Escalon

$55 $27.49

PGA pro fine-tunes swings in private lessons for one or two with range practice

Half Off 18 Holes of Golf for Two at Forest Meadows Golf

Forest Meadows

$78 $39

Fairways surrounded by tall oaks and cedars create a relaxing setting, while water hazards and sand traps test golfers' skills

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Lindero Country Club

$100 $49

Pro Steve Pratt guides students to longer, straighter shots with video tracking; guests enjoy a nine-hole course and a driving range

Up to 76% Off at Ramona Golf Lessons

San Vicente Golf Course

$204 $49

PGA-certified instructor uses video technology to break down swings and formulate a personalized plan for improvement

Up to 42% Off at North Golf Course

Sun City

$78 $45

Relatively short course features 11 par 3s and 7 par 4s, allowing golfers to hone their accuracy and short-game skills

Up to Half Off at Bass Lake Golf Course

Cameron Park

$46 $21

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Cleaved into Sierra Nevada foothills, picturesque course presents elevation changes and fairways lined with mature trees

Up to 53% Off at Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

$170 $80

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Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

Up to Half Off Golf for 2 or 4

North Coastal

$238 $119

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The 18-hole course between Pacific Ocean & Siletz Bay takes golfers along stretch of Oregon coastline with virgin forest & rolling highlands

Half Off Bar and Grill Food at The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center

Auburn

$20 $10

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Farm to fork, seasonal bistro-style menu featuring burgers and sandwiches on Bella Bru bread

Up to 56% Off Lessons at Ed Harris School of Golf

Chula Vista

$90 $40

Golf expert works privately with students to improve swing mechanics and take strokes off their game

Up to 51% Off at Healdsburg Golf Club

Healdsburg

$100 $49

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Nine-hole course carves through Wine Country, ascending above tops of fir trees to reveal panoramas of Dry Creek Valley

50% Off Golf Lessons at David Stephens Golf

Majestic Golf Practice Center

$40 $20

David Stephens applies more than 25 years and 20,000 lessons taught to help golfers improve their swing mechanics

50% Off Golf Outing with Lunch

Camino

$50 $25

Golfers work up an appetite playing the 1,932 yard, par 31 course, which is at a 3,000-foot elevation and features picturesque views

Half Off Golf Swing Analysis Package

Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center

$200 $100

TrackMan 3D radar technology reads golf-swing and ball-flight data with a high degree of accuracy, displaying the information in real time

Up to 53% Off from David Gums at Bing Maloney

Southwestern Sacramento

$80 $39

Assistant golf professional David Gums helps golfers perfect their swings and fits them with the proper equipment

Up to 67% Off Golf Lesson and Club Fitting

El Dorado Park Golf Course

$150 $50

Professional instructor works out the kinks in your swing and fits a club for optimal performance

Up to 67% Off Private Golf Lessons

Jurupa Hills Country Club

$100 $39

Experienced instructor helps golfers perfect their swing during 60-minute lessons

Half Off Private Golf Lesson Packages

Country Drives

$159 $79

An instructor brings three decades of golf experience to relaxed lessons that hone the skills of students of all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Private Golf Lessons

Modesto

$120 $59

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Up to 48% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

Up to 51% Off 9-Hole Golf Outing and Lunch

Auburn

$63.90 $31

9-hole executive challenges golfers' short-game skills and works up appetites for burgers, sandwiches, and house brewed beers

Up to 59% Off 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons

Pacific Beach

$120 $59

Golf lessons meld traditional instruction with principles of qigong, the practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness

Up to 61% Off Golf Lessons at Natomas Golf Center

Sacramento

$75 $35

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Full-service practice facility features covered hitting bays, 18-hole putting course, putting and chipping area, and practice bunker

Up to 82% Golf-Fitness Sessions at We Fit Gym

Belmont Heights

$99 $19

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Former professional golfer Clint Bigham designed a fitness program to help golfers excel on the course

Up to 51% Off Golf with Cart and Range Balls

Modesto

$80 $40

Twosomes and foursomes take two turns on 9-hole layout situated astride driving range with nine target greens

63% Off 3D Golf-Swing Analysis

Sacramento

$79 $29

Trainers use a wireless K-Vest to understand how your body affects your swing, then they offer solutions for the most improvement

62% Off Two Golf Lessons at Haggin Oaks

Sacramento

$39.95 $15

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Introductory small-group golf lessons help newcomers learn skills, rules, and etiquette under the tutelage of a seasoned golf professional

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Bill Ranson held his first golf club at age 3 and defeated his father by the time he turned 13. This milestone would mark the beginning of a journey that led Bill from working as a cart attendant at a resort to caddying on the PGA Tour and, finally, teaching and playing as a PGA apprentice. Between lessons, he sharpens his own swinging skills with the ambition of earning his Class A PGA membership and all the free pizza that it entails.

10460 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The percussive clacking of club and ball welcomes club-toting compatriots to City Golf of America's indoor training facility, a golfer’s haven with more than 23,000 square feet of swing-honing amenities. Inside the vast facility, students of golf can gain valuable reps at 1 of the 18 hitting bays of the indoor driving range, plant spiked shoes into the soft grains of a real sand bunker, and inoculate themselves against outbreaks of the yips on two nine-hole putting greens. The immense screens of high-tech golf simulators channel the lush landscapes of 60 of the world’s most renowned courses, whisking golfers to the famed greens of Amen Corner of Augusta National, the windswept heathers of St. Andrews, or near the loudmouth porpoises of Pebble Beach. The facilities are rounded out by a fitness area and members' lounge, where golfers can sink into divot-free leather furniture while noshing on snacks from the café, surfing free WiFi, or watching flat-screen TVs. A staff of teaching professionals and PGA pros leads students through private lessons. The staff makes use of JC video-analysis technology to deftly diagnose swings and proffer both onsite corrective tips and longer-term practice strategies to streamline swing mechanics.

9401 Waples St
San Diego,
CA
US

Staffed by experienced coaches and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display to get results. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s experienced personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

4070 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose,
CA
US

More than 50 Yelpers give Gleneagles Golf Course an average of 3.5 stars, and Yahoo! Travelers give it an average of five stars:

2100 Sunnydale Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US

Narrow fairways and small greens shape the layout at Airways Municipal Golf Course, an 18-hole course carved in the shadows of Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Tree lines and sand traps add scenic impediments to errant shots, and slick putting surfaces make for testy putts once golfers make it to the green. Before rounds, golfers can rehearse their swing at the on-site driving range.

5440 E Airways Blvd
Fresno,
CA
US

Since 1958, players have migrated to Cordova Golf Course in order to try their hands, woods, and putters at the public course's 18 holes and to calibrate their swings at the driving range or with lessons. PGA professional Jacob Marta tailors swing instruction to an individual's needs and physical limitations, helping golfers attain their own natural, repeatable swing motion. Creating a comfortable, encouraging atmosphere, Jacob also takes his instruction onto the course, where he helps players knock strokes off their scorecards.

Spanning about 4,832 yards, the course challenges golfers of all skill levels with well placed trees and three lakes boasting the combined gravitational pull of a small planet. A smooth cart path allows players to ferry their clubs swiftly from hole to hole, or head over to the clubhouse to catch a drink or meal at Stu's Bar & Grill. Cordova Golf Course also houses an illuminated driving range where golfers can launch Srixon range balls or calcified tangerines off of grass and mat hitting areas.

9425 Jackson Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US

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