Montecito Club

920 Summit Rd, Santa Barbara, California, 93108
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(805) 969-3216
Architect: Max Behr (5)
                       Jack Nicklaus (157)
                      
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Detailed description of Montecito Club

Montecito Club, previously named Montecito Country Club, is a Private 18 holes golf course located in Santa Barbara, California.

The course first opened for play in 1922. The course was designed by Max Behr. The course was closed in 2016 for a total course renovation by Jack Nicklaus. 

The three-year renovation and rebranding included not just the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, it also included a 4,800 sq.-ft. ballroom, 6,500 sq.-ft. fitness center with a “Kids Club,” a state-of-the-art screening room and movie theater, the state’s largest private-club pool complex, and an AMF Bowling Alley complete with arcade games. Ty Warner— hotelier and Beanie Baby manufacturer—said his goal was to “create the best country club in the world.”

The renovations and additions came at a reported price of $75 million.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,239 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,794 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 543 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 108 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 448-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Montecito Golf Course is # 14, a 153 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 8 times
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Carpinteria, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2013 at 6am

Great Staff with a great short course. Long and short par 4's and par 3's with tuff small greens that are hard to hit and harder to put. Well worth the money and time. Pace of play is excellent with views to match. Maybe the hardest finishing hole in the county. 18 is a long par 5 with the last 150 yrds. up hill to a green the size of a postage stamp, plays into the wind after 10 AM.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020929
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Santa Barbara, CA

Member (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2013 at 10am

A fun challenging course--especially the greens.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 019706
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Nipomo, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Friday, August 2011 at 8am

Nice combination of short and 400+ par 4's. The greens were perfect, very fast and hard to read. Good variety of par 3's, some nearly 200 yds and fun steeply uphill hundred yarder. I didn't think the sidehill lies were any worse than any other course I play. Driving range is irons only.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 015414
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Santa Barbara, CA

Member (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2011 at noon

This is probably the toughest short course you can play with very few flat lies, kikuya grass and small fast greens. I play it quite often and it is a challenge every time! The views are spectaculer. Hole 7's fairway is a bugger because it is below sea level and the salinity nails the grass, yes even kikuya!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 014781
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Carpinteria, CA

$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, May 2011 at 6am

Just like the others said, tuff layout for short course, lots of up hill and down hill lies. Real small greens that are hard to hit and super fast. Great Pro staff. Pro shop in trailer but nice.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 014071
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Ventura, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2011 at 6am

Great Staff -Tuff lay-out for a short course- Requires you to hit precise second or third shots into samll fast greens. Stay below the hole or you have a bunch of three putts waiting. Wonderful views of the ocean. Couple of holes need work ie-#7 fairway. Other than that great course and nice people.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 013800
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Ventura, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2010 at 6am

Older course on the short side. Small greens that require you to hit good second and third shots. Greens are on the very fast side. Course built on the side of a hill so you get a lot of side hill, up and down lies. Fun course that can bite you if you spend too much time looking at the beautiful ocean and islands. Great staff with a friendly head pro.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 012033
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Santa Barbara, CA

$71 (cart not included), played on Saturday, May 2008 at 8am

Need a new greens keeper. In fact need overhaul. Price too high and dress code sucks. Everyone has their shirts hanging out. Tee boxs need alot of work.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002760
4.1/5
Based on 8 reviews
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