There’s little excuse to be a “hack” here in San Joaquin, with beautifully constructed courses sprinkled throughout our county.
For any golfer, it’s great to be able to tee off amongst big oak trees, winding grapevines, and picture-perfect lakes. It’s also great for people of all ages. Unlike most sports, older people can still play, especially if they can use a golf cart from a site like https://carts-and-parts.com/. Golf has also become popular with the younger generations too. This means the whole family can enjoy the sport. Whether you choose to play in the first private club in Ventura County or whichever club is closer to home, playing with a beautiful setting is sure to make the game even more enjoyable.
Brookside Country Club, Stockton
Brookside boats the premiere country club lifestyle, where attention to every detail is elegantly executed. Their 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., transformed level land into a contoured course, home to 14 lakes, that tests strategy and skill.
BrooksideGolf.net, (209) 956-6200
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club, Galt
Become an annual member or pay a green fee to join in on tee time at this championship, 18-hole course designed by Jack Flemming. Challenge yourself amongst tall oaks, pine, and eucalyptus, and small to mid-sized elevated greens. Avid golfers can join the Dry Creek Men or Women’s club for a host of benefits and tournaments, stop by the practice range during lunch to blow off some steam, or take lessons from the pros.
Dcrgc.com, (209) 745-2330
Elkhorn Golf Club, Stockton
Calling all avid golfers! This golf club sits on 97 acres, and its relatively level course of newly planted bent grass greens is meticulously maintained, and home to three lakes, well-bunkered surrounds, and mature trees. Opt for the “Golf Revolution”, a membership package that allows for custom options that fit your lifestyle.
ElkHornGC.com, (209) 474-3900
Lockeford Springs Golf Course, Lodi
Members enjoy an 18-hole course, great for any skill level, which offers both challenge and relaxation within a picturesque backdrop. Sand traps, fairways, and water hazards test accuracy and provide a quality experience. This Lodi course welcomes kids with their junior program that teaches the importance of integrity, etiquette, and a love for the game!
LockefordSprings.com, (209) 333-6275
Micke Grove Golf Links, Lodi
This links style golf course in Lodi boasts eight lakes, spacious bent grass greens, and 42 sand bunkers just calling your name. Tucked amongst the vineyards, Micke Grove’s layout, designed by Garrett Gill, is best known for its 5th hole-a 179-yard, par 3 carry over water. Micke Grove is open to the public, has different membership options, like monthly or family plans, and offers lessons. MickeGrove.com, (209) 369-4410
Oakmoore Golf Course, Stockton
For over 50 years, Oakmoore has offered a personalized golfing experience like no other. All facilities are available to rent, for your private group, with you in control. Schedule your day your way, with tee times, food, and celebration. The 9-hole course can be played twice from different tee locations, is home to three lakes, century old oaks, mature redwoods, and fruit trees that create quite the backdrop.
OakMooreGolfCourse.com (209) 943-1983
Saddle Creek Golf Resort, Copperopolis
Take a day and head to a luscious and serene 18-hole championship golf course that’s nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, boasting scenic views of the mountain range and Yosemite’s Half Dome. Annually listed as one of California’s top 20 places to play by Golfweek magazine, Saddle Creek Golf Resort ‘s Carter Morrish-designed course has much in store for golfers of all abilities. Superb conditions and a truly unique design results in return players, and you’ll soon see why.
1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis, (209) 785-7400, Saddlecreekgolf.com
Stockton Golf & Country Club, Stockton
One of the first 15 golf courses in California established by locals, Stockton Golf & Country Club members enjoy an 18-hole park style championship golf course designed by Sam Whiting, a split-level club house, a sparkling swimming pool, and more. The Pro Shop located on site is stocked with the latest golf apparel, equipment, and accessories.
StocktonGolfCc.com, (209) 466-4313
The Reserve at Spanos Park, Stockton
With Mt. Diablo as its backdrop, this renowned links-style golf course, designed by Andy Raugust, is open to the public and members alike. Guests can enjoy a picturesque California sunrise or sunset while honing their skills and enjoying a high quality, challenging course layout alongside first-rate service, a Pro Shop, an elegant banquet facility, and more. Try the fully lighted practice facility on for size and experience the state of the art teaching center, putting, chipping, and short game areas.
ReserveatSpanosPark.com, (209) 477-4653
Van Buskirk Park, Stockton
This classic, traditional 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Larry Norstrom, is situated on 214 beautiful acres in Stockton and is known for it’s easy walkability factor that offers a par-72 layout that plays 6,502 yards from the white tees. StocktonGolfCourses.com, (209) 937-7357
Woodbridge Golf & Country Club, Stockton
Nestled among the vineyards and orchards is the picturesque Woodbridge Golf & Country Club-boasting the only 27-hole champion golf course in the area. If you’re an avid golfer but feel a club membership is out of reach, Woodbridge has you in mind. Their golf memberships start at just $300 a month and wave green and range fees-which can save you money if you golf 10 times a month at a public course!
Woodbridge’s story began with golf, and has since evolved to offer members casual and formal dining, pristine tennis courts, swim facilities and programs, fitness classes (yoga classes are no charge to members) and social opportunities. The private, family-oriented club works to provide membership opportunities that fit every schedule and budget.
WoodbridgeGcc.net, (209) 263-0115