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4.2
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.4
99.4%
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116 out of 121 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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4.0
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7105 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.6
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La Purisima Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7105 yards 75.6 143
Blue 72 6670 yards 73.1 136
White 72 6187 yards 71.1 131
White (W) 72 6187 yards 78.2 139
Red 72 5763 yards 69.0 125
Red (W) 72 5763 yards 75.6 135
Scorecard for La Purisima
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.4/142 542 432 158 340 433 566 427 437 227 3562 465 389 609 169 366 532 436 167 410 3543 7105
Blue M: 73.1/136 529 403 130 321 400 540 400 405 201 3329 438 371 587 149 366 503 395 145 387 3341 6670
Blue/White M: 72.1/132 510 403 130 321 344 527 360 375 201 3171 400 371 570 149 366 503 350 145 350 3204 6375
White M: 71.1/130 W: 78.2/139 510 365 130 321 344 527 360 375 175 3107 400 345 570 145 320 460 350 140 350 3080 6187
Red M: 69.0/124 W: 75.6/135 447 337 98 274 344 457 353 353 165 2828 365 329 558 123 304 458 340 118 340 2935 5763
Handicap 9 3 17 13 1 7 5 11 15 4 16 2 18 10 6 8 14 12
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 17 11 9 1 3 13 15 10 16 4 18 12 6 8 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.2
121 Reviews (121)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Elevation Changes 36
Undulating Greens 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Locals 27
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
In the 'Burbs 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Some course design changes annoyed

The 2 bunkers that used to be in the middle of the fairway on 15 blocking the tee shot have been removed!!!! Very disappointed in that!
The rest of the course was about the same. Condition wise, the bunkers were muddy and not sandy, tough to play out of but playable. Greens were very firm and fast, but extremely grainy. Really difficult to putt today.
The sprinkler heads need yardages. Too many of them missing or hard to find.
One of my all time favourite courses, extremely challenging but always extremely fun to play. Just extremely disappointed in the changes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thanks to the Starter

I have played La Piranha for 30 years. I had planned to play 18 today but a medical issue caused me to bail after 9. The staff was considerate enough to provide me with a rain check for the back 9. This was a very kind gesture and highly appreciated for its fairness.

Because you business was nice to me, I return the favor with a decent review.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sweet

Great course but I’m a rookie so it was tough and a long course. Worth every cent , lost lots of balls . Only recommendation is they rehab sand it’s a bit solid .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long drive

Drove hour and half to get there well worth it course has some long holes if you can't carry 275 wouldn't play back tees greens incredible carts top of line

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good day on the links

Winds were between 15-20 MPH. Course is well designed with distinct holes. lots of dog legs, elevation changes and target golf opportunities. I'm a mid handicapper and felt the course was a fair challenge to my game. Although it was windy, didn't feel the wind was punitive. I would enjoy playing it again as local knowledge is important.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

one of my favorite courses on the central coast

The course is always in good condition and well maintained. I also appreciated the new carts which are very nice and even offer a USB connector which can be used for a smart phone or other device.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Challenging course. Helps to have someone that knows the course to help if possible. Very difficult depending on the lies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Love this course

One of my favorite tracks on the Central Coast. Great bang for your buck with a high caliber golf course. And yes, it's got some tricky holes you need to play gently.....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

one of my favorite courses on the central coast

always in great condition, staff very accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

True "Country" Club

Had a great round, it was a beautiful day & really enjoyed this unique rustic layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Real test of your game

Windy conditions ,and a long track didn't fair well for scoring. But a great deal from golf now made it worthwhile.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

La Purisima

Played the Blues (6670/73.1/136) with GK Guru's Gary & Pedro in brisk, breezy early morning conditions that warmed up to quite pleasant by the conclusion of the round. We played in around 4.5 H and enjoyed the surroundings. The tees were above average with adequate coverage. Several are crowned but only the par 3's needed divot repair. Only #3 (coots) was in poor shape. The rough was lush, thick and punitive. Forget advancing clubs their regular distance out of this stuff. Much thicker than most So Cal courses, tough to chip out of or hit the longer clubs necessary to reach the green if you miss the fairway here. The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick sand. The large greens were mostly smooth, putted medium fast speed and held approach shots well. Only #2 (coots) was not in well above average condition. Biggest negative is that there is no GPS on the carts and this is one of the poorest marked courses for yardage I have ever played. The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. No drink cart, but adequate water on the course. Fun, very demanding layout. Love that there are zero houses anywhere close and all the old oak trees around the course. I get beat up by this course every time I play here but still enjoy the experience. Recommended = Yes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for a challenge

Staff was friendly. I was paired up with 2 other golfers who knew the course. That was a good thing because you have to know where the hidden hazards are. The course was very challenging. I enjoyed it very much. Definitely one of the toughest courses in the area. I would highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging

Well groomed fairways and fast greens. The rough was long due to the recent rain, so had some challenges getting out. Shouldn't have been there in the first place! The bunkers were inconsistent- some soft sand, some hard. Could do with more than one rake per bunker too! Great practice facility. The staff were excellent! Everyone in the pro shop were friendly, and helpful. We liked the course so much we went back the next day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Day of Gold

Recently played La Purisima and it was a great day of golf as soon as we were cleared to play after the frost in the morning. The pace of play was excellent and the course was in great condition. Because of the recent rain, there was standing water in some of the sand traps, but it also made the course green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Too good for 250mi. away from home

beautiful course, challenging, good maintainance, very friendry staff, beautiful rustic view and good price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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