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Amenities
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4.4
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3.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6830
Slope 125
Rating 72.7
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6830 yards 72.7 125
Blue 72 6451 yards 70.9 121
White 72 6099 yards 69.5 118
White (W) 72 6099 yards 75.7 132
Red (W) 72 5710 yards 73.8 128
Scorecard for River Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.8/126 570 386 420 226 583 395 438 358 172 3548 430 539 147 391 523 356 399 123 374 3282 6830
Blue M: 71.0/122 563 368 400 206 563 376 407 331 150 3364 411 521 134 356 498 337 370 106 354 3087 6451
White M: 69.5/118 W: 75.3/131 527 352 380 186 532 358 397 311 131 3174 402 466 128 340 484 320 363 89 333 2925 6099
Red W: 73.8/128 465 340 369 136 519 339 381 302 126 2977 384 450 111 325 476 250 346 82 309 2733 5710
Handicap 15 11 5 7 13 3 1 9 17 2 12 18 8 10 4 6 16 14
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 5 15 3 11 1 13 17 2 10 16 8 4 14 6 18 12

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
87

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 17
Drinks 13
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Water Hazards 20
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Walkers 17
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
Near Local Attractions 15
Convenient to the City 10
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

More than meets the Eye...

In the interest of full disclosure I live in Solvang. So, easy to get to is big... Wrapped in the Santa Ynez Mtns. one only needs to look up to see the beauty. While most CA courses are probably in good shaped after the rains... it particularly helped the River Course. The front is not too exciting, several of the holes parallel each other so if it had been busy (it wasn't) it's easy to see other groups hitting into your fairway. If you hit a decent drive at around 220ish many of the fairways are bunkered left and right, so you just can't swing away, unless of course you don't mind coming in from the opposite fairway... the greens are a combo grass(?), sort of like a few days growth on your face, even after they're cut so while looking straight forward they can trip you up. The green traps are not difficult to get out of, holding the green 'stubble' is another story. As you work your way around the heart of wine country it's hard not to smile... especially if you got a good deal. The pro shop staff is quite friendly the bar & restaurant good. Worth the money... Enjoy!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in Santa Barbra county

My opinion best course in Santa Barbara county The fairways, greens and the staff are very top notch.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good overall

Good staff, good layout, conveniently located in Solvang. Fair course conditions, parts of rough very penal. Course conditions have declined a little over the years, but seems normal industry-wide. Regular rates seem high for this course. Used Hot Deal and rewards, so it was great this time. I'd come back for sure using Golf Now.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I could play here every day.

First time playing this course. The course was forgiving but also challenging. It's condition was great, I don't know if it is always this way or because of the nice amount of rain we have had recently. The entire facility was very nice. The pro shop employee's were friendly and helpful.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

36

With all the recent rain, the course is in beautiful shape. Forward tees do not offer much advantage. At 5700+ yards, it is a tough go for the ladies.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice fairways and greens- slow pace of play- no post round drink.

There was no monitoring of pace of play- Starter put a walking 3some out ahead of our riding twosome delaying our tee time by 25 minutes and leading to a 5 hour round. Clubhouse and bar was closed when we finished well before dark.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

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