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Play 18 at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club the day you arrive. Spend one night, Sunday through Thursday, in a cottage, complete with free WI-FI and flat-screen TV. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Stevinson Ranch G.C. is an easy drive from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and a short trip from Merced and Modesto.