Golf in Hollister

Up to 52% Off at Casserly Golf Course

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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

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Rancho Canada Golf Club

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$178 $99

Golfers traverse any of the 36 holes course as they encounter the Carmel River, rolling fairways, and sweeping views of Saint Lucia Mountain

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Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

Seaside-Monterey

$178 $99

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18-hole course with elevated tees, several water hazards, and a bevy of bunkers to defend every hole

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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 48% Off at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose

$210 $109

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Three 9-hole layouts showcase a spectrum of topography variance, including rolling hills, elevation changes, and intersecting waterways

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Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

$34 $19

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

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Chris Roffi, LPGA

Santa Clara

$120 $59

Groups of two and three learn to improve their swings and scores with the help of a PGA professional

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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

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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

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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 45% Off Golf at Blackberry Farm Golf Course

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

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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

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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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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 59% Off Golf-Lesson Package

Lance Johnson Golf Academy

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 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 51% Off Golf Lesson

Dennis Mitchell Golf

Burlingame

$120 $59

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

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center

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 63% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro 

Blake Brown

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

32% Off 18 Holes at Elkhorn Golf Club

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 55% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

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

The Golf Club at Rio Vista

Rio Vista

$120 $49

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

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Lake Chabot Golf Course

Chabot Park

$110 $59

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Challenging 18-hole course gives golfers all they can handle—including gorgeous views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge

Up to 65% Off at The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch

The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch

Roddy Ranch

$140 $55

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18-hole links-style course on converted cattle ranch

Up to 50% Off Golf

Grayson Woods Golf Course

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

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Designed by 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, San Juan Oaks Golf Club showcases an 18-hole course that arches across 7,133 yards of San Juan Valley terrain. On the front nine, golfers test their mettle at one of Freddy's favorite holes, the 204-yard, par-3 sixth hole, where tee shots must speed through swirling winds and trees wielding catchers’ mitts to land on a green guarded by oak and eucalyptus trees. The back nine rolls through the valley’s foothills, regaling golfers with frequent elevation changes and back-to-back tees—at 16 and 17—that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The course frequently draws top-flight golfers and is a Stage-One site of the PGA Tour's Qualifying School.

Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club’s practice facilities, which include a 15-acre, all-grass driving range, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and an area for chipping and bunker shots. Elegant, high-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace await golfers and underfed 9-irons at the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Fred Couples

  • Length of 7,133 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 74.6 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees

  • Five tee options

  • Scorecard

3825 Union Rd
Hollister,
CA
US

Pristine fairways gently rise and fall across 6,664 yards of undulating terrain at Pajaro Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course. Located a mere Goliath's drive from the Pacific Ocean, golfers can smell the crisp sea air and hear the hushed whispers of heist-planning pelicans throughout the picturesque par 72, once the verdant kingdom of 1930s golf legend Olin Dutra. The club’s E-Z-Go golf carts ferry about the arsenal of woods and irons needed to triumph over the transition from shorter par 3s and 4s to the lengthy fairways at the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 17th holes, all par 5.

After looping the horticultural haven, golfers can retreat to the club's full-service restaurant, where frothy beers and hamburgers refuel weary bodies and famished 9-irons. Spiky-shoed journeymen can place their order ahead of time at the 9th or 18th tees, ensuring their meal will be ready for them at the turn or shortly after the round.

967 Salinas Rd
Royal Oaks,
CA
US

In 1959, Bob and Jean Sanford and their four children could be found tending to livestock and avocado trees on the site that Casserly Golf Course now rests. But six years later, the family took the ranch into a different direction, and Bob and his three sons laid an irrigation system and began to sculpt the earth into a 9-hole, par-three golf course, which they opened in 1966. Today, Bob and Jean's son Rod runs the course, which offers two distinct sets of tees so golfers can play an 18-hole round without having to erase their memory in-between nines. The original barn still stands as a relic of the course's half-century history.

626 Casserly Rd
Watsonville,
CA
US

The Monterey Peninsula produces first-rate golf courses the same way New York City breeds artists and musicians, and Rancho Canada Golf Club is no exception. The club is a 36-hole showcase of rolling fairways and greens intersected by the murmuring ripples of the Carmel River. The waterway's origin is obvious as the course unfolds: the entire complex nestles under the green peaks of the Saint Lucia Mountain in the distance.

The longer of the two layouts, the West Course skips over the Carmel River three times, shifting between broad fairways and narrow ones lined with cottonwoods, sycamores, and drivers that were planted in the ground in hope that they would blossom there. The East Course comes into contact with the river on five occasions, and culminates with a finishing hole replete with scenic views of the mountain range. A natural-grass driving range and greens for putting and chipping faciliate pre- or post-round practice. Players can also demo the latest clubs or groom their game in private lessons or group golf clinics.

East Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,125 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 69.5 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 122 from the tips
  • Three tee options

West Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,357 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 70.6 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 124 from the tips
  • Three tee options
4860 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel,
CA
US

On the gorgeous greens of Pasadera Country Club, associate head golf pro Webster Peterson has improved the game of a wide range of players, including 3-year-olds, 80-year-olds, and rookies who've turned pro and swung their way onto television. His thorough teaching technique begins with stroke development and tactical strategy, ensuring that players have the fundamentals down pat before they start serving and slamming. Lessons are for all ages and skill levels, and students don't have to be members of the Pasadera club to learn under Webster's racket.

100 Pasadera Dr
Monterey,
CA
US

Cleaved through the tall pines of the Del Monte Forest, Poppy Hills Golf Course's 18-hole layout blankets the scenic terrain of the Monterey Peninsula with a 6,857 trail of meticulously manicured fairways and greens. Designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones II, Poppy Hills has hosted many high-profile golf events, including co-hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009, a 19-year span during which Bill Murray never left.

Named one of California's Top 10 Courses You Can Play, Poppy Hills gives casual golfers a chance to test their mettle on a world-class course—the 426-yard fifth hole was rated the most difficult par four in PGA Tour play in 2006—with four tee options that make it surmountable for golfers of all stripes. Though its known for its woodland scenery and large, undulating greens, the par 72 course also features water hazards that come into play on two holes, gobbling up golf balls and serving as a convenient vacation spot for fish trying to spend a weekend away from the Pacific.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones II

  • Length of 6,857 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 74.3 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

  • Scorecard

3200 Lopez Rd
Pebble Beach,
CA
US