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The golf scene in Santa Barbara is excellent. 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 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. 
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Public 18-Hole Courses 

Santa Barbara Golf Club – A popular course in the city of Santa Barbara. Easy to access, this 18-hole course includes a driving range, pro shop, and cafe with full bar. 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.


Sandpiper - 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.


Rancho San Marcos – Set 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.

River 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.

Public 9-Hole Courses

Hidden Oaks - This is a fun beginner course or a quick place to sneak in 9-holes.

9 holes over 1,118 yards with a par of 27 (Public)
4760 Calle Camarada
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-2053
(805) 967-3493


Ocean Meadows - This course boasts regulation play, excellent prices, professional instruction and practice facilities.  It is centrally located in Goleta near UC Santa Barbara and the Camino Real Marketplace, about 15 minutes North of Santa Barbara.

Twin Lakes - Well noted for its well-lit driving range, this 9-hole course offers all of the amenities of a high-quality practice facility at excellent prices. In Goleta, 10 or so minutes North of Santa Barbara.


Driving Ranges