Your time in one of our vacation rental properties isn’t complete without a good game of golf. Luckily, Santa Barbara golf is growing, with many award winning courses. Amongst the beach and great food, take some time to golf in Santa Barbara. This short guide will help you to find the best areas to get your game started.
Easy to Find
Golf in Santa Barbara isn’t far from town. With four courses within a half mile, it’s easy to get started.
La Purisima is a public 18-hole course outside of Lompoc designed by Kenneth Hume Hunter and Robert Muir Graves. Complete with driving range and coaching programs available from PGA golfers, this is an excellent choice to get started.
Sandpiper is an Oceanside course offering hilly scenery with a view. Open since 1972, this 7,000 yard plus course is known as a challenging course and is considered the best representation of Santa Barbara golf. The course prides itself in creating a unique experience through combining traditional championship styles and its surroundings. The only danger here is you may get stuck enjoying the view rather than playing the game.
Useful Links for Santa Barbara Golf
If scenery is important to you, River Course is especially for you. As evidenced by the name, a river runs through this course, providing a feeling of serenity wherever you go. Described as a course “extremely playable for all levels” by a PGA member, it’s easy for everyone to have a good time here. This course was even in the movie Sideways, so you’ll be experiencing a bit of Hollywood culture during your game, too.
All Around Great!
Your golf game is sure to improve with the refreshing weather Santa Barbara offers. These courses are are full of vivid green and lively environments; the courses are so good, it’s almost like a nature walk. Santa Barbara is also known for having great weather a majority of the time. The hotter times are great for a t-shirt, and when it gets cooler, a jacket should be enough to keep you warm. In the rare case of rain, it will only pull out the beauty of the area further. Don a poncho and you’ll be good to good.
Golf Courses Are a Slam Dunk
Golf courses in Santa Barbara are hard to pass up due to their great quality. Bring your clubs and get ready to lose yourself in some of the beautiful and challenging golf courses of Santa Barbara. Contact us today to browse our Santa Ynez Valley rentals, and to book your vacation home!