Golf in Chowchilla

One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

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

$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Forest Meadows Golf ($78 Value)

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

Golf-Instruction Package for One or Two at Lance Johnson Golf Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Lance Johnson Golf Academy

Escalon

$55 $27.49

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

18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course (Up to Half Off)

Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course

Lemoore

$64 $32

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

18 Holes of FootGolf for One or Two at Valley Oaks Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

Valley Oaks Golf Course

Visalia

$52 $21

Players take to the course for 18 holes of FootGolf—a combination of soccer and golf in which players kick soccer balls into larger holes

$39 for 18 Holes, Cart Rental, and Range Balls at Elkhorn Golf Club ($57.50 Value)

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

One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

$80 $45

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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

9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

$34 $19

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Las Positas Golf Course (Up to 33% Off)

Las Positas Golf Course

Livermore

$36 $25

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Original 18-hole course renovated in 2011 and 2012 to add 5 new holes, 12 redesigned tee boxes, a new cart path, and a par-3 9-hole course

One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

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

10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$240 $139

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Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

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

$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

$80 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Five Rounds for One at Blackberry Farm Golf Course (Up to 45% Off)

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Cupertino

$38 $22

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Course measures 1,544 yards and challenges short iron and putting skills with narrow fairways and small greens

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Sunnyvale Golf Course (Up to 29% Off). Two Tee Time Options.

Sunnyvale Golf Course

Sunnyvale

$102 $72

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Relatively flat course sprinkles the layout with tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and ponds that come into play

One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons at Golf With Ren (Up to 60% Off)

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

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

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Located next to the Sierra Meadows Country Club, Sierra Meadows RV Park sits at an elevation of 2,425 feet. From that height, it surveys a variety of national landmarks and sites, including Yosemite National Park and the Bass Lake recreation area. Nestled amidst this scenic beauty, the RV Park boasts a rustic setting with a volleyball court, laundry and shower facilities, and wireless-Internet access.

Adjacent to the RV Park is the golf course at the Sierra Meadows Country Club, which is cleaved into a mountain valley populated with mature oaks, pines, and cedars, producing a spectacular course yielding a gauntlet of obstacles. Nestled between the blanket of fog of the Central Valley below and snow higher up in the Sierra Nevadas, the 18-hole course stays open throughout the year so long as the fog and snow don't engage in water-cycle turf war. The par-3 fifth hole, the course's signature designed hole, combines mountainous scenery with the treachery of a 175-yard tee shot over a lake onto a contoured green, forcing golfers to select their club wisely or risk sending the ball into the watery abyss.

Prior to a round or after a dramatic finish, players can head to the driving range's turf hitting surfaces to smash balls at targets or take aim at an unassuming mountain peak. Large putting and chipping greens provide ample space for short-game improvement.

Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par-72 courseLength of 6,389 yards from back teesThree sets of tees per hole

46516 Opah Dr
Ahwahnee,
CA
US

The mounded terrain and cavernous bunkers of Riverbend Golf Club's 18-hole, 7,374-yard course recall the windswept terrain of golf's original Scottish links. The distant peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains peek over the course's sparse population of valley oak trees, adding scenic flair to an environmentally friendly layout that houses egrets, herons, hawks, and winged divot tools. Both the front and back nine play to dramatic conclusions, as the 9th and 18th holes are the first and second most difficult on the course, respectively. The course strictly enforces a dress code, so players should dress in a collared shirt and leave behind jeans and hard-spiked stilettos, or and they can peruse the fully stocked pro shop for club-appropriate garb and new gear.

43369 Avenue 12
Madera,
CA
US

The verdant fairways of Stevinson Ranch meander through the San Joaquin Valley, where rolling farmsteads dotted with natural wetlands serve both as hazards and scenic backdrops. Inspired by Scottish links-style courses, the club's Savannah Course boasts open fairways that invite players to launch booming tee shots without fear of striking trees or the feral caddies who inhabit them. Though wide fairways may prove welcoming, golfers are tested throughout the course by sharp doglegs and smooth, quick greens closely guarded by sand traps, water hazards, and thick swaying grasses. Rounds conclude on the challenging 18th hole, which requires a tee shot played diagonally across a long lake that rewards players who hug the shore while punishing those who come up short with a one-stroke penalty and a humbling supplication to the inhabitants of the pond.

2700 Van Clief Rd
Stevinson,
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

Maxx Putt Fun Zone takes the rigors of an outdoor ground game and translates them into a phosphorescent indoor experience that's fun for all ages. The 18-hole course travels the glowing, blacklit globe with holes in Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Great Wall of China. Once 36 hallucinogenic holes have been successfully sunk in stellar style, you and up to seven friends and/or samurai currently protecting your village can enter a four-vs.-four war in the Balladium stadium. The Balladium ball blaster system is a fast-paced shooting battle, as well as a legally acceptable method for settling intellectual property disputes in Australia's Thunderdome-based judicial system. During each five-minute game, each player uses a cannon to launch foam balls toward targets, plus any opposing players, in order to score points and win the game.

4155 E Ashlan Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Nestled above the Northern California fog line, the pair of rustic valley courses at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club challenge players with 36 championship-caliber holes amid breathtaking views of surrounding vineyards, hills, and canyons. The Ranch Course's rolling terrain, typified by the challenging 12th hole, tests golfers’ nerves with oak-lined fairways, ball-gobbling creeks, and roving herds of wild golf carts. The masterfully engineered Legends Course hearkens back to the refined play of old-school golf, and, along with the Space Needle, was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gene Sarazen. Along the trek to 18, sphere-slingers revel in each fairway’s long, wide-open landing strips, putt over the demanding small greens, and take cover from club-snatching ospreys in the course’s numerous deep bunkers. Although twosomes may quibble over which course to play, a cart rental keeps them from arguing over traversing the course by foot or the traditional method of riding atop a Scottish sheep.

9521 Morton Davis Dr
Patterson,
CA
US