Golf Courses of Northern California
Santa Barbara Area


ARROYO GRANDE
Cypress Ridge Golf Course
Address: PO Box 179, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421-0179
Telephone: (805) 474-7979, Fax: (805) 474-7975, 888-781-GOLF
Web Site: cypressridge.com
Established in 1999.

AVILA BEACH
Avila Beach Resort Golf Course
Address: PO Box 2140, Avila Beach 93424
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6443/6048/5116
Par: 71
Rating: 70.9/69.0
Slope: 122/116
Ladies: 74.9/133, 69.1/125
Telephone: (805) 595-4000
A creek runs through the front 9 which is in an oak-lined canyon. The back 9 meanders back and forth over San Luis Creek and a tidal lagoon. Opened in 1969, this Desmond Muirhead design has a mountain-style front nine and a beachfront back nine.

BUELLTON
Zaca Creek Golf Course
Holes: 9
Yardage: 3088
Par: 58(18)
Rating: 54.1
Slope: 76
Telephone: (805) 688-2575
Located in San Inez Valley this level course has a variety of par3 and par 4s that allow you to use most clubs in the bag.

GOLETA
Sandpiper Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7068/5725
Par: 72
Rating: 74.5/67.2
Slope: 134/108
Ladies: 78.6/135, 73.6/125
Telephone: (805) 968-1541, Fax: 685-0044
Rated among the top 25 public courses in the USA. Set along the ocean with views from nearly all holes. A links style course featurs long, rolling fairways and wide. open terrain.

Ocean Meadows Golf Club
Holes: 9
Yardage: 6392/6197
Par: 72(18)
Rating: 69.9/65.3
Slope: 117/102
Ladies: 71.5/115
Telephone: (805) 968-6814
Fairly flat, tree lined fairways and mtn. views. Numerous lateral water hazards and abundant wildlife.

Twin Lakes Golf Course
Holes: 9
Yardage: 3008
Par: 58(18)
Telephone: (805) 964-1414
This short, tight course is a good test of your iron play.

GROVER CITY
Pismo State Beach Golf Course
Holes: 9
Yardage: 2930
Par: 54(18)
Telephone: (805) 481-5215
Wonderful ocean views from this flat course which has water on 7 holes.

LOMPOC
The Village Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6564
Par: 72
Rating: 71.5/64.0
Slope: 126/104
Ladies: 77.4/136, 70.4/117
Telephone: (805) 733-3537
Gently rolling terrain with fairways lined with mature oaks and pine. Driving accuracy need on these contoured greens. Private.

La Purisima Golf Course
Address: 3455 State Hwy., 246, Lompoc, 93436
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7105/5762
Par: 72/72
Rating: 74.9/74.3
Slope: 143/131
Ladies: 74.3/131
Telephone: (805) 735-8395
A scenic course overlooking Lompoc Valley. Oak Groves adorn the rolling terrain where 3 lakes and wind come into play. Designed by Robert Muir Graves and opened in 1986.

LOS OSOS
Sea Pines Golf Club
Holes: 9
Yardage: 2748
Par: 56(18)
Telephone: (805) 528-1788
A tree lined course with narrow fairways that is well maintained.

NIPOMO
Black Lake Golf Resort
Address: 1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo, 93444
Holes: 27
Canyon/Oaks
Yardage: 6034/5047
Par: 71/71
Rating: 69.3/70.5
Slope: 121/120
Lakes/Canyon
Yardage: 6401/5628
Par: 72/72
Rating: 70.9/72.9
Slope: 123/126
Lakes/Oaks
Yardage: 6185/5161
Par: 71/71
Rating: 69.7/70.8
Slope: 121/126
Telephone: (805) 343-1214
Tree-lined fairways, several lakes on this course with rolling terrain. Renovated back nine. Well-maintained and challenging. Scenic.

SANTA BARBARA
Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
Telephone: (805) 683-6334
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6752/6205/5032
Par: 71/71/71
Rating: 72.6/69.8/69.2
Slope: 132/125/117
Open since Jan. 15, 1998. Newest and most talked about course in the region. Between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Solvang off highway 154.

Hidden Oaks Country Club
Holes: 9
Yardage: 2200
Par: 54(18)
Telephone: (805) 967-3493
This short course is all par 3s.

La Cumbre Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6352/6040
Par: 71
Rating: 70.8/69.1
Slope: 128/120
Ladies: 75.1/135, 73.0/128
Telephone: (805) 682-3131
This flat course is situated along a 30 acre lake. Private.

Glen Annie Golf Club
Address: 405 Glen Annie Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6420/5940/5036
Par: 71/71/71
Rating: 71.1/68.8/69.5
Slope: 122/117/118
Telephone: (805) 968-6400
Email Address: rnahas@envgolf.com
Web Site: www.glenanniegolf.com
Challenging golf course and first-class amenities. Beautiful views. The expert staff will ensure highest level of service. Semi-Private.

Santa Barbara Golf Course
Address: 3500 McCaw Ave., Santa Barbara, 93105
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6014/5541
Par: 70/72
Rating: 67.6/71.9
Slope: 113/121
Telephone: (805) 687-7087
Web Site: www.santabarbara-golf.com
From it's location on the foothills above Santa Barbara you get views of the Channel Islands. Kikuyu grass limits ball roll on the tree-lined fairways. First opened in 1958. A Lawrence Hughes design.

Montecito Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6150
Par: 71
Rating: 69.9
Slope: 122
Ladies: 76.4/134, 75.0/131
Telephone: (805) 969-0800
A challenging course affording ocean views from rolling, tree-lined fairways and fast greens. Private.

Birnam Wood Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 5904
Par: 70
Rating: 68.7
Slope: 121
Ladies: 75.3/130, 72.1/127
Telephone: (805) 969-2223, Fax: 969-5037
Accurate shot-making needed, numerous out-of-bounds to left and right. Barancas in front of greens. Private.

The Valley Club of Montecito
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6595/5813
Par: 72
Rating: 72.1/67.3
Slope: 133/113
Telephone: (805) 969-4681
Designed in 1929 by Alister Mackenzie this exclusive course features a natural setting with a creek running through. Private.

SANTA MARIA
Santa Maria Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6458/6241
Par: 72
Rating: 71.8/67.8
Slope: 129/116
Telephone: (805) 937-2025, Fax: 937-4175
Fairly level course that is heavily wooded. Private.

Rancho Maria Golf Course
Address: 1950 Casmalia Rd., Santa Maria 93455
Holes: 18
Yardge: 6390/5504
Par: 72/73
Rating: 70.2/71.3
Slope: 119/123
Telephone: (805) 937-2019
Located in foothills SW of Santa Maria. Rolling greens and no parallel fairways. Designed by Bob Baldock in 1965.

Sunset Ridge Golf Club
Holes: 9
Rating: 56.1
Slope: 84
Telephone: 805 347-1070

SOLVANG
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Address: 1054 Alisal, Solvang, California, 93463
Telephone: (805) 688-6411, 1-800-4-ALISAL, Fax: 805-688-2510
Email: info@alisal.com
Web Page: http://www.alisal.com
Ranch Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6551/5752
Par: 72/73
Rating: 72.0/74.5
Slope: 133/133
Telephone: (805) 688-4215
In a scenic valley with tight fairways lined with mature oaks and sycamore. Features a creek and lots of wildlife. Resort.
River Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6830/5710
Par: 72/72
Rating: 73.1/73.1
Slope: 126/122
Telephone: (805) 688-6042

VANDENBERG AFB
Vandenberg AFB Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6845/6388
Par: 72
Rating: 74.1/71.1
Slope: 130/122
Ladies: 77.9/134, 72.5/124
Telephone: (805) 734-8232 ext. 66262
A fairly flat and walkable course 3 miles from the ocean. Heavily wooded but prevailing wind can become a factor. Military.

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Dates: April 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014
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