NORTH CALIFORNIA DESTINATION
Night and day. Black and white. Northern California and Southern California. Polar opposition is at its best in the Golden State and golfers are the ones who stand to benefit. For every sun-scorched fairway in Palm Springs in the summer, there's a tee box in Northern California shroud in cool, ocean mist.
While nearly impossible to catalog all the outstanding golfing venues of this geographically immense area, traveling golfers would be well-served to turn their attention towards the Monterey Peninsula, the Lake-Tahoe Reno area, and San Francisco and the Napa Valley.
With storied courses like Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, and Spanish Bay, the Monterey Peninsula is hardly in need of a wordy introduction. What many golfers don't realize is that the "MP" plays host to a handful of bargain tracks with exceptional scenery and solid design, case in point being the venerable Pacific Grove Municipal course.
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Northern California Transport
Northern California is well serviced by many airports. San Francisco and Oakland International Airports serve the Bay Area. Mineta San Jose International Airport has daily flights from most major cities and Sacramento International Airport receives flights from 10 major airlines. There are no major airports California’s most northerly region. Depending on which city you are headed to, you may be better served by flying into Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
By car, Interstate 5 runs north and south from Oregon and goes through Sacramento. You’ll have to exit onto I-80 or I-580 to get to San Francisco and Oakland. From the East, I-80 runs through downtown Oakland from Lake Tahoe, Cheyenne, WY and Omaha, NE. Once in Oakland, a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge takes you into San Francisco. Interstate 880 continues South from Oakland into San Jose and towards Monterrey.