Santa Barbara Golf Club

3500 Mccaw Ave, Santa Barbara, California, 93105
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(805) 687-7087
Architect: Lawrence Hughes (16)
                      
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Detailed description of Santa Barbara Golf Club

Santa Barbara Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Santa Barbara, California.

Santa Barbara Golf Club first opened for play in 1958. The course was designed by Lawrence Hughes.

Par for the course is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6037 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5535 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 511 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 127 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 7, a 435 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Santa Barbara Golf Club is # 2, a 127 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 15 times
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Santa Barbara, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2019 at 10:30 AM

Attractive muni course, several challenging holes, greens in varying conditions but overall course is on good shape. Lovely mountain views .

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 029417
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Santa Barbara, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Saturday, October 2016 at 2:00 AM

I tried to edit an earlier review, but the website didn't allow me. So I'm creating a new review. The old review stated that "I wouldn't play this course again" but I would, I LOVE this course.

I still feel that the price for residents could be a bit better than those of non-residents. Maybe there could be a few more email deals or something for frequent local players. New management since July 2016 and you can tell there is a difference. They definitely seem to be more "local friendly" than the previous regime. I just hope that they continue on this path.

This "Muni" course's quality and facilities are well above the norm as far as "Muni" courses go. I recently played at a "golf course and country club" in Vegas and the quality of that course could never compare to Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028582
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Santa Barbara, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Saturday, May 2016 at 2:00 PM

As a resident, I feel the pricing is too high vs. pricing for non-residents.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles,Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 028069
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Santa Barbara, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, June 2015 at 12:00 AM

This Muni is a little treasure. If you have not played it do your self a favor.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles,undefined
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 027224
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San Diego, CA

$10 (cart not included), played on Friday, August 2012 at 4pm

Twilight rate, pace was slower, but a great time on a Santa Barbara old standard

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018860
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Santa Barbara, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2011 at 8am

I play this corse an average of three times a month. I play out of town courses on an average of 6 times a year.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016431
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Sqanta Barbara, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 2pm

As good as any Municipal course I've ever played.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014940
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Santa Barbara, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2011 at 10am

I have played Muni courses all over the country and this is by far the best.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013815
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Santa Barbara, CA

$16 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, March 2011 at 6am

All my visiting friends tell me this is among the best or the best muni they have ever played.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013523
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Santa Barbara, CA

$16 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at 6am

A favorite with seniors in Santa Barbara. Holes 7 and 12 too long for par fours.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011509
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Grass Valley, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2010 at 10am

They are finishing up with serious renovations which are probably the result of environmentalist issues that deal with surface water runoff from surrounding urban areas. The course is in good shape and at this point will only get more attractive when new landscaping matures. For the "Santa Barbara" area, it is of reasonable value and plays fairly.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 009664
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Santa Barbara, CA

$31 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, March 2009 at 8am

Not particularly a hard course but a great value and in good condition. In perfect Santa Barbara with perfect Santa Barbara weather.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006580
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Santa Barbara, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2008 at 10am

You need to add 2009 to your year list.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 005759
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Santa Barbara, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Monday, June 2008 at 10am

This is a very well kept Municiapl Golf Course that gets lots of play. On the weekends, it can be slow, but overall the pace of play is average. The price is excellent, especially for residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. It plays host to the best tournament in the area, the Santa Barbara City Championship over Memorial Day weekend.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 003429
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Santa Barbara, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, February 2008 at 2pm

Fairly easy course. Good fun. Some interesting holes. Usually played in late afternoon after work.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 001710
4.1/5
Based on 15 reviews
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