Golf Nomad Regional Course Rankings: San Joaquin Valley, CA

For the purposes of these rankings, the “ San Joaquin Valley” refers to the Central California counties of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. I’ve been working my way through this region and have discovered some nice courses along the way.

These rankings are based on my impressions of the overall design, scenery and relative value combined with more measurable elements such as conditioning, facilities and customer service (taking into account my personal experience(s) at the course and general word-of-mouth from reviews/ratings).

Keep in mind when clicking on any active review links below that often I review multiple courses in the same article, so sometimes you have to scroll down in the story to find the course listed here.


  1. Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club (The Ranch Course) • Patterson, CA
  2. The Reserve at Spanos Park • Stockton, CA
  3. Manteca Park Golf Course • Manteca, CA
  4. Swenson Park Golf Course (Championship) • Stockton, CA
  5. Rancho Del Rey Golf Club • Atwater, CA
  6. Elkhorn Golf Club • Stockton, CA
  7. Creekside Golf Course • Modesto, CA
  8. Micke Grove Golf Links • Lodi, CA
  9. Tracy Golf & Country Club • Tracy, CA
  10. Van Buskirk Golf Course • Stockton, CA
  11. Dryden Park Golf Course • Modesto, CA
  12. Old River Golf Course • Tracy, CA
  13. *Stevinson Ranch Golf Club • Stevinson, CA (*CLOSED)
  14. *Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club (Legends West) • Patterson, CA (*CLOSED)


  1. Woodbridge Golf & Country Club • Woodbridge, CA
  2. Brookside Country Club • Stockton, CA


  1. Modesto Municipal Golf Course • Modesto, CA
  2. River Oaks Golf Course & Event Center • Ceres, CA
  3. Jack Tone Golf • Ripon, CA
  4. Escalon Golf Course • Escalon, CA
  5. Swenson Park Golf Course (Par 3) • Stockton, CA
  6. Forebay Golf Course • Santa Nella, CA
  7. St. Stanislaus Golf Course • Modesto, CA
  8. *Lockeford Springs Golf Course • Lodi, CA (*CLOSED)

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