Golf in Modesto

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

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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 47% Off at Micke Grove Golf Links

Micke Grove Golf Links

Lodi

$84 $45

Links-style layout pits players against eight lakes, 42 sand bunkers, and a 14th hole that features a 179-yard-long water hazard

Up to 55% Off at Castle Oaks Golf Club

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

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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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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 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

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

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

Up to 59% Off Group Golf Lessons

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 29% Off at Sunnyvale Golf Course

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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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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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

Up to 50% Off Lessons with Bruce Vieira

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

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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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

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Mark S. Macy Golf Instruction

Country Drives

$295 $145

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

Up to 48% Off at Lake Chabot Golf Course

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

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Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course

Vineyard

$18 $10

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Combine soccer moves and golf rules by navigating soccer balls down golfing greens and sinking them into expanded cups

Up to 53% Off from David Gums at Bing Maloney

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

62% Off Group Golf Lessons

Bing Maloney Golf Course

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

62% Off Two Golf Lessons at Haggin Oaks

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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At age 6, when most little boys are obsessed with their toy trucks and plastic dinosaurs, Ken Miller was interested in playthings with steel shafts and the ability to send a ball soaring over the grass. Young Miller’s passion for golf didn’t wane as he grew older: after making a splash on the junior golf scene, he attended Fresno State University on a golf scholarship and toured competitively before retiring to teach. But after 10 years of working for someone else, Miller was ready to realize his own dream: a family-friendly range that satisfied even the pickiest golfer. So, with his kids and wife in tow, Miller spent a year sculpting 19 acres of land into what is now McHenry Golf Center.

Today, the practice facility—which was named one of the Top 100 Ranges in America in 2009 by Golf Range—presents players with an all-grass driving range whose lighting makes it possible to play with balls that are afraid of the dark. After landing shots on the range’s seven target greens, which taunt them from 50 to 250 yards away, golfers can work on their short game at an 11,000-square-foot putting green, then head over to a practice green guarded by five circular and kidney-bean-shaped bunkers. If they want help with their chipping technique or sand play, they can take lessons with Miller and other PGA pros. Golfers can refuel with fare from the center’s snack bar after a lesson or independent practice.

While creating McHenry Golf Center, Ken Miller designed a pro shop to meet the needs of both casual and dedicated golfers, whether they carry a standard coin purse or suitcases filled with golden golf balls. Customers can get an expert fitting before picking their clubs, thanks to the center's TaylorMade SelectFit System and Ping Advanced Fitting System. For putters and woods that need attention, Golfsmith Clubmakers–trained Jim Tocco awaits at the repair center, where he fixes grips and shafts, working quickly enough to offer next-day service.

5150 McHenry Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

With a 9-hole course, a driving range with nine target greens, and lessons with Head Golf Professional Kevin Hill, St. Stanislaus Golf Course presents the beginner and avid golfer alike with a suitable spot to hone their games. Beginners of all ages—from adult lesson-takers to youngsters participating in the course's Junior Program—enjoy the course's relatively short overall length and opportunities for improvement. More seasoned club swingers, meanwhile, use the course to calibrate iron play and work on course management—that aspect of golf strategy that dictates when to lay up, what club to use, and how to barter with a chipmunk to get your ball back.

5000 Crows Landing Rd
Modesto,
CA
US

At the Forest Meadows Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golfers can traverse long fairways bordered with oaks and pines as they play 18 challenging holes. After avoiding water hazards and treacherous sand traps, players can stop by the driving range to hone their skills or pick up new gear at the pro shop.

633 Forest Meadows Dr
Murphys,
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

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

Though the course is surrounded by vineyards in California's Central Valley, rounds at Micke Grove Golf Links aren't all cheese and crackers. Each obstacle on the links-style layout—including eight different lakes and 42 sand bunkers—ensure that every shot poses its own set of risks, such as losing a golf ball to the watery depths or waking the ancient mummies beneath the sand. Course architect Garrett Gill's choreography reaches a climax on the signature 5th hole, where tee shots must clear 179 yards of water in order to reach the green unharmed.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,565 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71.6 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 124 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

11401 N Micke Grove Rd.
Lodi,
CA
US