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4.5
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
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3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
92.2%
Recommend this course
128 out of 134 reviews
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4.7
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.7
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2017 #25) (2016 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2017 #19)

Reviews

4.5
134 Reviews (134)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Elevation Changes 37
Undulating Greens 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Locals 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 43
In the 'Burbs 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Layout

Picturesque. Interesting holes that require some thought off the tee. Mostly forgiving, but some places where it gets tight. I recommend the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round

As usual, great round, always the case. Would play here every day if I could.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

always a treat..

great round...tough greens very fast...but lots of fun..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/28/2020

are they allowing carts? or just walkers?

Played On
Reviews 80
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Real pretty and challenging!

What a beautiful course! As beautiful as it is, it is also very challenging. It has a lot of elevation changes, which if you don't drive it straight, you'll be facing tough lies. The bunkers are strategically placed as well. I was lucky to be paired up with local regulars, who gave me great pointers on where to aim my shots off the tee. This course has been one of the most if not the most nature scenic filled courses I've played on. For those playing for the first time, don't forget to look up and look around and enjoy God's creation. The design of the entire track is perfect, no hole plays the same. I played the combo tees (blue/white) and it was quite challenging, from the tees, to the approach, to putting. The putts rolled pretty fast and true and heavy laden with undulations to make it challenging. I definitely recommend this course to all, maybe for except the high handicappers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

No Wind

Played and there was no wind for Nearly the entire round. Beautiful course and friendly staff. Will be there a mot

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Gre

It was great to play La Purisima again. The course was in such a superb shape. And it was a gre
at clear sunny day with temperatures below 70. And no unfavorable wind

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tough course

Challenging course, great layout. Greens are fast and challenging. Only negative is the bunkers are horrible, no sand and are hard as a rock.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course has taken a down hill fall

I was grew up and was born in Lompoc, served in the Military for 10 years then moved to Las Vegas, NV. Growing up this course itself was very, very prestine and even hosted PGA Q school. Its known for its elevation changes, winds, and ice plants, with tall trees. Recently I came the course is still in good shape though i noticed the bunkers were not raked or maintained, the man at the register said the flag pin was a position 2, the course marker was position 4. On hole 3 there is no signage for the blue or black tees, youll hit from the whites on accident. I never saw a cart girl, no water on any holes. 2 holes had broken water ball washers. Hole 14 had probably 10-14 gopher holes in the sand traps. Aside from this im glad i played here, the elevation and winds play a massive effect on your game. Bring extra balls if you can, a take a few pictures.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pure beauty and toughness.

Special course! From the location to the layout, this course is a hidden gem in California. Conditions were good. A lot of undulating and tough greens putting pretty true. Bunkers were in ok conditions. Played on a Friday and pace of play was excellent. I normally walk while playing but decided to ride because of how much elevation change the course has. If I am ever again in the area I will definitely play again. Very tough test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Diamond in the Rough

This is a course that keeps bringing me back ! One of my favorites that challenge all your skills as a golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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