may not automatically
think of golf when you
think of Santa Barbara,
but you should. The
golf scene in Santa
Barbara is excellent.
Santa Barbara county
boasts six public 18-hole
golf courses, four of
which are within a half
hour of downtown.
Three of these four boast
championship level play.
The fourth is one of the
busiest municipal courses
in the country (and some
years THE busiest). There are also excellent
9-hole courses with
practice facilities open
in the evenings.
Each of our city's golf
courses is nationally
recognized in its own way.
They each offer their own
flavor and personality
ranging from the formal
sophistication of Glen
Annie to the amazing
beauty of Sandpiper to the
timelessness of Santa
Barbara Golf Club. They offer a range of
prices to suit most
budgets and are blessed
with year-round play.
- A local favorite, this course
is known for its unique services. It
is listed as one of six
'environmentally friendly' courses in
California. The Frog Bar &
Grill, a popular restaurant, takes
full advantage of the fabulous views
found throughout this course.
Purisima - Located in
the town of Lompoc, La Purisima is in
the heart of Santa Barbara's Golf
& Wine Country. Where Santa
Barbara County’s Southern California
spirit meets the Santa Ynez Valley
wine country’s elegant demeanor.
“One of America’s Best Designed
Courses...and well worth the short 45
minute drive from Santa Barbara.”
in the mountains 12 miles outside of
downtown Santa Barbara, Rancho San
Marcos spectacularly captures the
natural beauty and distinctiveness of
its surroundings. Built on the site of
the historic Rancho San Marcos, circa
1804, this Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
designed gem gracefully saddles the
natural topography meandering amidst a
plethora of ancient oaks.
Course - Popular among golfers
seeking new destinations for two or
three-day golf getaways. The striking
panorama of the Santa Ynez Mountains
provides the backdrop for the River
Course, where golfers can experience
majestic beauty and rustic elegance.
The course maintains an atmosphere of
quiet escape by immersing the player
in a serene riverside.
- One of the most beautiful
courses anywhere, Sandpiper provides
breathtaking views and expert-level
play. The only ocean-front
course between Los Angeles and Pebble
Beach, this is a 'must play' for
locals and visitors alike.
Barbara Golf Club
- Owned and operated by the
city of Santa Barbara, this course
serves up over 100,000 rounds of golf
each year. With a full range of
services and convenient location, it's
easy to understand
Oaks - Consistently rated
by the SB Independent Readers' Poll as
Santa Barbara's best 9-hole
golf course, Hidden Oaks' scenic views
and quiet surroundings offer a unique
golf experience. Located
near San Marcos High, this course has
a variety of par three holes making it
appealing to both beginners and
- This course boasts regulation
play, excellent prices, professional
instruction and practice facilities.
It is centrally located in
Goleta near UC
Barbara and the Camino
- Well noted for its well-lit
driving range, this 9-hole course
offers all of the amenities of a
high-quality practice facility at
Annie Golf Club
Wood Golf Club
- 2031 Packing House Rd,
Santa Barbara, CA 93108, (805)
969-0919, private, 18 hole,
5890 yds, Par 70, CR-68.7, S-121
Cumbre Country Club
- 4015 Via Laguna, Santa
Barbara, CA 93110, (805)
682-3131, private, 18 hole,
6406 yds, Par 71, CR-71.5, S-130
- 920 Summit Rd, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108, (805)
969-0800, private, 18 hole,
6184 yds, Par 71, CR-70.2, S-123
Club of Montecito
- 1901 Valley Rd, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108, (805)
969-4681, private, 18 hole,
6612 yds, Par 72, CR-72.2, S-133
Glen Annie Canyon Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Glen Annie offers unique amenities and
fabulous ocean views,
which combine to make a local favorite.
of what makes this course so beautiful is its
natural beauty. In conjunction with
Audubon International, this course is one of
six in California that supports an
Environmental Enhancement Program. Three
different habitats provide homes to numerous
wild animals that call the golf course home.
restaurant at Glen Annie is as well-known as
the golf-course and is itself a destination.
Spectacular views and excellent food combine
to make this one of the area's best eateries.
18 hole, 6420-yard, par 72 course was design
by Damian Pascuzzo and Robert Muir Graves.
Club house with well-stocked pro-shop and
top-shelf restaurant, PGA instruction, a
lighted practice and teaching facility, plus
special golf programs and tournaments from 20
to 288 players.
State Highway 246
Located just outside of the town of
Lompoc, La Purisima is in the heart of Santa
Barbara's Golf & Wine Country. Where Santa
Barbara County’s Southern California spirit
meets the Santa Ynez Valley wine country’s
elegant demeanor. Thousands of golfers visit
each year calling it “One of America’s
Best Designed Courses...and well worth the
short 45 minute drive from Santa Barbara.”
72, 18-hole course
is 7,105 yards
from the black tees. It was built
in 1986 and designed
Hume Hunter, Jr with
assistance from Robert Muir Graves.
Driving range with all-grass hitting stations,
a short game area with bunkers, and chipping
and putting greens, golf
shop, restaurant, wide
variety of instructional programs with PGA and
LPGA golf professionals, catering to all types
From Santa Barbara take the
101 freeway North for 30 minutes until you
reach the city of Buellton. From Buellton,
take Hwy 246 going West for 12 miles, the
course is on the right side of the highway.
Players Club Card available for $229.
Golf Rates, $27 Monday through Friday,
$39 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (a minimum
of 40% off our regular rates).
4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, California 93105
San Marcos Golf Course is considered by many
to be the premier golf experience in
Southern California. Set in the mountains 12
miles outside of downtown Santa Barbara,
Rancho San Marcos spectacularly captures the
natural beauty and distinctiveness of its
on the site of the historic Rancho San
Marcos, circa 1804, this Robert Trent
Jones, Jr. designed gem gracefully saddles
the natural topography meandering amidst a
plethora of ancient oaks, and preserved
traces of 19th century adobe structures
and the rugged San Marcos Stagecoach
trail. From the course, to the food, to
the country club service you are sure to
remember your visit to Rancho San Marcos
fees above include cart fee.
Mon-Thu and Sun after
11am. Must have valid Drivers
Times: April through
October after 2:00pm. November
through March after 1:00pm
Times may be reserved 7
days in advance
8 to 60 days in advance are
available with a $10 per player
non-refundable reservation fee. All
reservations will need to be secured
with an authorized credit card.
Cancellations will be taken up to 48
hours in advance of the tee time.
Course at the Alisal
the River Course has been popular
among golfers seeking new
destinations for two or three-day
golf getaways. In 2004, it was was
featured in the movie Sideways.
The striking panorama of the Santa
Ynez Mountains provides the backdrop
for the River Course, where golfers
can experience the majestic beauty
and rustic elegance of California's
Central Coast. The course maintains
an atmosphere of quiet escape by
immersing the player in a serene
sunshine, spectacular ocean,
mountain and valley views and well
designed courses make Santa Barbara
one of America's best places to play
18-hole course is 6,830
yards from the
Built in 1992 as part of the Alisal
Guest Ranch. Designed by Halsey
Pro Shop, Driving Range, Restaurant,
Putting Green, wide
variety of instructional programs
with PGA and LPGA golf
professionals, catering to all types
River Course at
the Alisal is 40 minutes Northwest
of Santa Barbara. From Santa Barbara
take Route 154 North to Route 246.
Turn left on 246 and proceed 5 miles
into Solvang. Turn left on Alisal
Road. River Course is 1/4 mile on
left. Via 101 take the
Lompoc/Solvang exit, Route 246, East
3 miles into Solvang. Turn right at
Alisal Road. River Course is 1/4
mile on left.
Course Member - Single
River Course Member - Couple
Member Weekday Before Noon -
Member Weekday After Noon -
Member Weekend After Noon -
7925 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Whether you are a full-time or part-time Santa
Barbaran, a golf expert or a golf neophyte,
you must experience this course at least once.
The odds are good you'll be back. Why?
Sandpiper says "Santa Barbara" like
the Courthouse and El Encanto, like Stearns
Wharf and State Street, like hiking and
surfing, like fabulous wines and
Sandpiper stands out as pure "Santa
Barbara" for three reasons.
1. The views are absolutely gorgeous.
With almost a half-mile of ocean frontage,
there are 5 fairways where if your ball goes
too far astray, you will need to get it little
scuba gear. Some courses promise ocean vistas
- few can promise the actual ocean.
2. The Sandpiper is more than
just eye-candy. It is a challenging
course that offers a range of play to satisfy
even the most expert players. It has a
championship rating of 74.2 and hosts several
professional tournaments, such as the PGA TOUR
Tournament Players Series, The LPGA TOUR Santa
Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious
final stage of the PGA TOUR Qualifying.
3. The staff is top-notch and professional.
Although Sandpiper has something of a mystique
in town that could lead to 'attitude' we found
nothing of the sort here. In fact, we
felt welcomed and like we belonged there
within minutes of arriving.
This stunning seaside 18-hole, 72 par, 7,000
feet course was designed by William F. Bell
and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling
fairways and challenging greens in the seaside
links style layout.
Barbara Golf Club
Club House with restaurant and Pro Shop,
knowledgeable caddies, Pro Instruction,
cart and club rentals, driving range, putting
green, and youth programs.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Don't let the status of this wonderful course
fool you. Just because the city of Santa
Barbara owns it, that doesn't mean
"municipal" should be used in
association with it. We prefer
'classic.' The grounds offer great views
of the mountains.
ranks among the top in the nation for action
than 77,000 rounds played here each year.
The low cost and convenient location afford
easy access - even if you just want a quick
70, 18-hole course is 6,014 yards. It
was built in 1958 and designed by Lawrence
Oaks Golf Course
picturesque facility also boasts a practice
putting green and driving range with ocean
views, golf shop, snack shop, an abundance of
golf carts, and a modern clubhouse with
banquet facilities. Organized playing
opportunities for all ages and levels include
the Santa Barbara Women's Club, The Tuesday
Swingers, The Santa Barbara Men's Club, The
Paisanos, and the Hits and Misses. For youth
ages 7-17, the Russ Morrison Junior Golf Club
fosters golf fundamentals and skill-building
for advancement to junior tournament level.
Tournaments, club fitting and repairs, and
lessons round out our City golf program.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Consistently rated by the SB Independent
Readers' Poll as Santa Barbara's best 9 hole
golf course, Hidden Oaks' scenic views and
quiet surroundings offer a unique golf
near San Marcos High, this Billy Casper
designed course has a variety of par three
holes making it appealing to both beginners
and advanced golfers.
9 holes, par 27, 1027 yards
Putting and chipping green, warm up net, pro
shop with snacks and drinks, rental clubs and
pull carts. Clubhouse and pool available for
Open 8 am to dusk, no tee times required.
Individual and small group lessons, Junior
program and summer camps.
6925 Whittier Dr
Ocean Meadows, a regulation 9-hole
course, is an easy course to call home.
It is located between UCSB and the Calle Real
Marketplace. The course itself is surrounded
by numerous trees and cut by Devereaux
Creek. You might be in the middle of
schools, homes and shopping, but you really
don't get that feeling.
9-hole par 36, 3,250 yards
Putting and chipping
greens and sand bunkers, custom club fitting,
private lessons, snack bar.
Golf Instruction: Ron Longoria
Times and Reservation Schedule: Reservations
taken up to a week in advance.
Lakes Golf Course
May 1st - September 22: 3pm, super-twilight
6pm, September 23 - October 31: 2pm, November
1 - April 30: 1pm
9 holes W/1 rider $12.00
9 holes W/2 riders each $8.00
18 holes W/1 rider $16.00
18 Holes W/2 riders each $12.00
Twilight cart rental $6 each rider
This course is definitely geared towards
education and golf practice. The driving
range and putting green take up a large
portion of the grounds.
9-hole Bent grass executive course with water
Driving range with 30 high-tech driving
stations, pull carts, snack bar, golf pro on
site, Pro Shop, Group and Private lessons with
prices range from $4 - $11
Times and Reservation Schedule:
Accepted 7 days in advance. - Call after 7:30
Take the 101 freeway
to the Fairview
Turn south towards the
ocean. The side entrance to Twin Lakes will be
a small driveway to your right, half way down
the hill. If you miss the driveway, turn right
at the stop light (Hollister Ave) and you will
see the main entrance to Twin Lakes on your