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Kern County, CA

Kern CountyKern County is called California's Golden Empire. This grand and historic area, where settlers once sought the riches brought by gold and the "black gold" of oil, is now a place of golden opportunity. The communities of Wofford Heights, Lake Isabella and Kernville now bustle with outdoor enthusiasts. Found at the southern end of California's great Central Valley, Kern County is the gateway to Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevada and the Mojave Desert. Perfectly located, Kern is within easy reach of Los Angeles or San Francisco, the Pacific Coast or Las Vegas, Yosemite or Death Valley.

Kern County hosts a wealth of recreational and tourism opportunities. The Wild and Scenic Kern River is a hub for outdoorsmen. Beginners and professionals alike flock to its world-class rapids. The Kern River Valley is also the gateway to the Giant Sequoia National Monument and is home to some of the best fishing and camping in California. Five recreational lakes just add to the water-based fun.

Kern's desert is home to the awe-inspiring Red Rock Canyon State Park and the living ghost town of Randsburg. You can also view the history of flight or developments in military technology at Edwards Air Force Base, Vernon P. Saxon Flight Museum, or the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station.

In the San Joaquin Valley you can celebrate the life and legacy of a country music legend at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, view indigenous wildlife at the California Living Museum or Tule Elk State Reserve, or peer into our past at the Kern County Museum or West Kern Oil Museum.

With valley, mountain and desert areas, Kern County has something for everyone. Whatever you enjoy -- bird-watching, golfing, hunting and fishing, auto racing, sky diving, rock climbing, biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking, windsurfing or river rafting -- Kern County is the place to be!

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Explore Kern County

Buena Vista Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Taft, CA Golf Courses

Kern Valley Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3

Kernville, CA Golf Courses

Pine Mountain Golf Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Pine Mountain Club, CA Golf Courses

Sundale Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Bakersfield, CA Golf Courses

Delano Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Delano, CA Golf Courses

Camelot Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Mojave, CA Golf Courses

Valle Grande Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Bakersfield, CA Golf Courses

Muroc Lake Golf Course

Course Access: Military
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Edwards, CA Golf Courses

Kern River Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Bakersfield, CA Golf Courses

Sycamore Canyon Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Arvin, CA Golf Courses

Tierra Del Sol Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14

California City, CA Golf Courses

James C. Haggerty North Kern Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Bakersfield, CA Golf Courses

Explore Kern County