Golf in Scotts Valley

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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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

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 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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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

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 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 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 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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Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Downtown

$20 $13

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Each hitting bay has a GC2 Smart Camera launch monitor, which provides statistical feedback to help goflers make corrective adjustments

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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

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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 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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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

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Short-game specialist and PGA Class-A pro Bruce Vieira improves swings with his time-tested accelerated training program with 20 years of college and professional golf to his name. Conducting lessons at DeLaveaga Golf and Lodge, he starts new students off with an introductory evaluation. From the onset of their training, students learn why certain outcomes happen after a swing, and what needs to change in order for scores to improve. That familiarity comes in handy when students begin building new swings based on their individual traits, such as their body type, range of motion, and whether or not they can get their hands on a corked putter.

401 Upper Park Rd.
Santa Cruz,
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

Designed by Clark Glasson and built in 1961, Deep Cliff's 18 hole, par 60, executive course is nestled in the Cupertino foothills. A short course of 3,358 yards, Deep Cliff is recommended by many course reviewers as a good starting point for beginners.

10700 Club House Ln
Cupertino,
CA
US

Veteran golfers may look at Blackberry Farm Golf Course's seven par 3s and two par 4s and immediately think "piece of cake," but they may soon regret it. It's true that the overall length is very short at 1,544 yards, but if they're not dialed in with their short irons and putter, the round will still be a long one regardless of yardage. The fairways are narrow and the greens small, so accuracy is paramount. This makes the course a prime spot for polishing short game skills and building a smooth, reliable swing—something made much easier without the added pressure of extreme length.

22100 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino,
CA
US

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is named after the rich, red ore mined from its hills in the 19th century. Its three 9-hole layouts—The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain—foreshadow the property's topographical variety. Elevation changes and scenic overlooks are a constant across this 27-hole complex sculpted into San Jose's southern foothills. The 9-hole layouts can be combined into six different 18-hole playing experiences, keeping the adventure fresh as players select from multiple tee boxes, putt on exceptional Northern California greens, and relish scenic views throughout the course. Oak trees fill the landscape and attract a diverse population of wildlife, including red-tail hawks known for preying on unsuspecting bunker rakes. The enchanting layout and location have helped the course garner numerous awards, including the title of Best Public Golf Course from the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Magazine, Metro, and the Silicon Valley Concierge Association for many years in a row.

After rounds, golfers can refuel at the full-service restaurant and bar, or bask in the game's rich history at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. Full-size replicas of the four major championship trophies glisten in the display cases, along with a host of other golf artifacts.

23600 McKean Rd
San Jose,
CA
US