Located in the heart of the area, this golf club is open 364 days a year and was voted the best golf course in Santa Barbara according to "The Santa Barbara Independent" reader's poll of 2015. It is owned and maintained by the city and nicknamed Muni by locals. Unlike other golf courses in the area, Santa Barbara Golf Club must adhere to the city-imposed water restrictions and has successfully exceeded its goal in doing so. As a result, the burnout of the fairways and greens has occasionally hampered their appeal to golfers. Yet, it still holds the record of having the highest number of rounds played in the country and has been voted the best in the area time and again. 
Montecito Country Club Golf 

Nestled in the hills of Montecito overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean, lies Montecito Country Club and its historic golf course, host to many star-studded events during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Designed by Max Behr in 1922, this challenging layout is enhanced by natural elevation changes and signature protective bunker designs all while offering stunning views of the Channel Islands, Santa Ynez Mountains and famed downtown Santa Barbara. Members of all ages and skill levels will find new passion for their game in all that Montecito Country Club’s golf experience has to offer.
Birnam Wood Golf Club 

Birnam Wood Golf Club is located in Montecito, California in Santa Barbara county. It is an 18-hole private course -- membership is offered by invitation only. From the back tees, the course plays over 5890 yards with a slope of 121. Birnam Wood's course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. & Jr. and was first opened in 1968.
Valley Club of Montecito

The 18-hole "Valley Club" course at the Valley Club of Montecito facility is located in Santa Barbara, California. The Valley Club features 6,612 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Rye grass. It is designed by Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter (R) of Renaissance Golf Design. It originally opened in 1929. Dan Mead, CCM is the General Manager.
La Cumbre Country Club

La Cumbre Country Club facility in Santa Barbara, California is an 18-hole course. It features 6,406 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. It is designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA. The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 128. The La Cumbre golf course was originally opened in 1957. Bryan Bahman is the General Manager.

One of the many reasons Sandpiper stands out above the other golf courses in the area is the expansive view of about half-a-mile of ocean frontage. There are five fairways where balls will land directly in the sea. As a course, it offers a challenging range of play to satisfy a wide range of levels. It 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. From the prestige of the place to the warm welcome it provides, this course will keep players active and involved from beginning to end. 


Situated in the rolling foothills of Santa Barbara, Glen Annie Golf Club is a championship course meandering through incredible property and gorgeous natural ecosystems. The experience of this challenging layout is only enhanced by its brilliant landscape, views, and the present of Glen Annie's mascot: the Pacific Tree Frog. After your round is complete, the Frog Bar & Grill is available for relaxation and ease as you drink on one of Santa Barbara's most scenic patios and satisfy your appetite with the creative cuisine from its acclaimed chef. The first-class accommodates of this course will surely satisfy your experience for good golfing in an extraordinary location. 

Rancho San Marcos 

Twelve miles outside of Santa Barbara, the Rancho San Marcos Golf Course offers some of the best Southern California has to offer. In 1804, it was built on the site of Robert Trent Jones Jr. and designed to naturally blend in with the topography of the area. The course lies between the beautiful adobe structures of the San Marcos Stagecoach trail and the astonishing oaks draping the location. From the quality of the golfing to the food offered, to the club services provided, the Rancho San Marcos Golf Course is not to miss.
 

Resting in Santa Barbara county 45 minutes outside of the city in the town of Lompoc, La Purisima Golf Course is at the heart of Santa Barbara's Golf & Wine Country. After visiting this location, many golfers have historically named this area as one of America's Best Designed Courses. It was built in 1986 and is home to all grass driving ranges, 7,105 yards of space, and a variety of instructional programs with PGA and LPGA golf professionals. It was designed by the architect Robert Muir Graves and it rests only 20 minutes outside of the charming Danish town of Solvang. If you would like to enjoy a relaxing day of gold followed by gourmet eateries and great shopping, this is the perfect spot to go! 

River Course at the Alisal

Located in the quaint Danish town of Solvang, California, the River Course has been a popular destination for golfers since 1992. The striking panoramic view of the Santa Ynez Mountains provides the perfect backdrop for a rustic getaway in a quaint and quiet down. The effortless beauty of California's central coast is exhibited here and the location of the coast enables it to achieve an escape from the typically crowded circumstances of much of the Southern California area. The year round sunshine, pro shop and driving range, and wide variety of instructional programs with PGA and LPGA professionals. Catering to all types of golfers, this is the perfect place for every golfer!

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