Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
97.3%
Recommend this course
136 out of 144 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6022 yards
Slope 123
Rating 69.4
Book a Tee Time at
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bentgrass/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
144 Reviews (144)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 13
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 12
Walkers 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
Near Local Attractions 8
Worth the Drive 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A very pleasant surprise !

As a 1st timer playing this course, I was extremely satisfied with the overall experience.

Convenient parking, easy check-in, friendly staff, well maintained driving range, nicely-powered golf carts, and an 18-hole course that's currently in extremely good shape.

Although the course was definitely busy, the pace-of-play did not suffer much at all and was certainly at an acceptanle.level.

Here's probably the greatest endorsement of all...
I drove more than 85 miles one-way to play SBGC and, without question, would do it all over again !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Muni is fantastic

Santa Barbara Golf Course is one of the best munis in the state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rolling hills and fun complexity

This course was very fun to play. Every one there has a great attitude in light of our current situation(COVID). The course was well kept and there were guidelines set in place to mitigate the virus spread. The greens were quite slow but the rest of the course was pristine. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Issue with Carts

My friend I chose to drive 30 miles to the Santa Barbara Golf Club, as they offered golf carts during the this time of Covid. We paid for carts on Golfnow, then showed up and did not get one. We were told there were not enough carts available, so had to walk 4 hours up and down hills with a bad foot. Instead of a refund, we were given a waiver on a golf cart for the future. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that we would have a cart available to us if we were to play again. Needless to say, we would not have driven 60 minutes round trip and paid the money if we knew that a cart was not guaranteed. We understand that there are more important things going on in the world right now, but this was very frustrating to us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

almost like summer

Early March and the course played almost like it did when I was here last summer! Neatly mowed fairways and light rough are not normal for this time of year, but I'll take it. The only drawbacks to a wonderful day on the course were the recently aerated greens. But I can't say that I wasn't warned, it was noted on their GolfNow link.
One other bonus was the lack of foursomes this afternoon (probably due to the greens) which led to a sub four hour round!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would play again

Visiting from out of town and thought it was a fun course and in great condition. But it would have been nice to know that they were punching the greens on the back side and could only play the front nine before we booked our round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Anonymous
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect Afternoon

Beautiful day, course was in great shape & greens were as nice as I’ve ever seen them. Same goes for the sand traps, they looked freshly cut and new sand (luckily only found myself in there once). My hat is off to the grounds crew, great job!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shape & the staff are all super friendly and helpful

Super fun round, I’ve been playing here for over thirty years, good as it gets!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fair but firm

I shot a 110 an loved every minute of it!!great track

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unfriendly Ranger

We were playing a two hour front 9, and the ranger came up and accused us of driving across the fairway and playing slow, none of which we were doing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Nearby Courses
Santa Barbara, California
Private
4.0
1
Santa Barbara, California
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Santa Barbara, California
Private
0.0
0
Goleta, California
Private
0.0
0
Goleta, California
Public
4.0
1
Santa Barbara, California
Private
5.0
1
Santa Barbara, California
Private
5.0
1
Santa Barbara, California
Public
4.0299941176
41
Santa Barbara, California
Public
4.1490235294
67
Santa Barbara, California
Public
4.5668588235
120

Stay & Play Offers

From $646
Valid dates: Jul 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
The Residences at the World Golf Village offers a home style atmosphere for your stay near golf rich activities and history at the World Golf Hall of Fame, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE