Whether you're working on your short game or your long game, you'll find plenty of courses nearby and some just a short drive away

Public Courses:
  • Jack Tone (Ripon) – An excellent value for a municipal golf course and is in great shape for a fun time.
  • Escalon Golf Course offers nine-hole golf course / night course / night driving range / 27-hole disc golf course – good for beginners.
  • Dryden (Modesto) is another course that is of great value all around.

Private Courses:
  • Spring Creek Golf and Country Club  (Ripon) – "Spring Creek is my home course; it is rated the best in the area! SC opened in 1965 and now has 18 newly shaped greens by Robert Trent Jones Jr."
  • Oakdale Country Club is a real treat to play.
  • Del Rio Country Club (Modesto) has three separate courses to play.
  • Turlock Golf and Country Club is always a great place to play a round.

Other golf notes from Darrell: 
"The private courses in the area are fantastic, and the public courses are great, too, starting with Manteca – in the heart of the city. This course is a great value and challenging; straight shooters can go low! My Stockton favorite is the Reserve in Spanos Park. The Reserve is a challenging course with plenty of water and challenges on each hole. Micke Grove Golf Links is a bit further north, with lots of fun, tight fairways and ample sand traps. Finally, there’s La Contenta in Valley Springs. It is a beautiful course with lots of elevation and mountain views."

"What I enjoy most is the opportunity to play golf 12 months a year in the Central Valley!"