Santa Barbara golf courses range from greens to blues, hillsides to countrysides. It only makes sense that The American Riviera ® possesses some of the most incredible golf courses in the country. Santa Barbara offers six public 18-hole courses, four of which are a short drive from downtown Santa Barbara. There are also several nine-hole golf courses that include practice facilities.

From the rolling greens of Glen Annie Golf Club to Sandpiper Golf Course , which is just within earshot of the crashing surf, or at award-winning Rancho San Marcos Golf Course that winds through nearby ranchland on the backside of the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains, golfing in Santa Barbara is always a memorable experience.

Glen Annie Golf Club

405 Glen Annie Rd.
Goleta, CA P (805) 968-6400 WEBSITE:

Glen Annie Golf Club is a championship golf course situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara. This challenging layout is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views and is always maintained with the highest standards. The clubhouse with its award winning architecture looks out onto this magnificent landscape that features a cascading lake, colorful flowers and majestic trees. After your round have a drink on one of Santa Barbara's most scenic patios or satisfy your appetite with the creative cuisine.

Glen Annie Golf Club is the ideal location for golf tournaments, weddings, corporate outings, banquets and meetings. Special events can be created for groups up to 350 guests.

Sandpiper Golf Club

7925 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA (805) 968-1541 WEBSITE:

The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty five public golf courses in the nation. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. Most recently, it was rated in the Top 100 Public Golf Course for 2015/2016 Gold Digest!

Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA : 805-683-6334 WEBSITE:

From the moment we opened in January of 1998, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course has been a classic. Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this course became the talk of the community by offering a world class golf course on 300 spectacular acres.

This course is both a treasure to behold and a strategic challenge that no golfer can resist with a staff of individuals dedicated to ensuring your golf experience is the finest it can possibly be. This 6,939-yard par 71 course offers stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, distant furrowed peaks, and eagles soaring above Lake Cachuma – without a trace of urban development in sight.

Rancho San Marcos, tucked deep into the valley floor of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has kept the essence of the old ranch which was located here since the Spanish land grant of 1804. This simple and pastoral setting combined with the classic game of golf, makes Rancho San Marcos the ideal location to forget the troubles of the world and reminisce on a quieter, simpler time. Rancho San Marcos is conveniently located 15 minutes west of the Santa Barbara beaches, and 15 minutes east of the wine country community of Santa Ynez and Danish village town of Solvang.

For the adventuresome, the surrounding valley offers hiking, horseback riding; wine tasting and unique shopping in the quaint neighboring communities. The Mediterranean climate of Santa Barbara to the west, hosts famous ocean beaches with a variety of recreational activities as well as fine bistro dining and intriguing shopping choices.

Hidden Oaks Golf Course

4760 Calle Camarada, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (805) 967-3493 Website

Not far from Santa Barbara, Hidden Oaks Golf Course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Hidden Oaks Golf Course difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Hidden Oaks Golf Course is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Santa Barbara.

Montecito Country Club

920 Summit Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (805) 969-3216 Website

Located in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California, Montecito Country Club is encircled by mountains, caressed by the blue Pacific Ocean, protected by the Channel Islands and immersed in endless sunshine. The area has an unusually warm year-round climate which was enjoyed by the early Native Americans, the Spanish who traveled north from Mexico and the early American pioneers from the East who settled the country.

La Cumbre Country Club

4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (805) 687-2421 Website

La Cumbre is, indeed, a peak experience. For members, it is a warm and welcome home away from home. For guests, it is an experience to cherish. Truly an oasis of serenity and satisfaction apart from the pressures of modern living, the Club combines a rich tradition with a dedicated vision of the future, assuring an incomparable balance of privilege and pleasure.

Birnam Wood Golf Club

1941 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (805) 969-2223 Website

Located in Montecito, Birnam Wood Golf Club is a private, full-service golf club with premier dining, tennis, fitness and social programs. The membership is a diverse, accomplished community of homeowners, local residents and those that live in metropolitan hubs around the country. Guest cottages complete the facilities available for member enjoyment.


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