Santa Barbara Golf Club

3.9804000000 4.0 stars from 5 (91)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6037 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6037 yards 69.2 124
White 70 5785 yards 67.8 119
White (W) 72 5785 yards 73.0 129
Red 70 5535 yards 71.9 125
Green 70 4302 yards 61.9 105

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 91 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

84 out of 89 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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bari4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Reviewed on

The only reason pace of play was not a zero , the extra super slow 4some in front of us left after a 3:10 hour front 9. They were almost 3 holes behind when the Marshall finally showed up. Tried to purchase some drinks and snacks for round but after 10 minutes waiting I grabbed a granola and just left $2 on counter(kitchen help apologized). I will play course again but will avoid the restaurant and snack bar.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"2-4 players ... Not good for me"


djcat57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Being a single players the 2-4 players doesn't do me any good. Plz make it 1 -4 players . Thank you


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005577812's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u021684629's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, super friendly staff, will definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005577812's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ParMatt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Muni course"


Bill1742431's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy this course. Staff is great. Good value for Santa Barbara.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Muni Monday's are the best!"


Dgronsky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the Golf Now Monday Special.

Santa Barbara Golf Club is in great shape with smooth greens and lush fairways. The pace of play was about four hours (good for a 1:30pm tee time). Went to Muligans befor the round for a great burger and enjoyed a cocktail after the round as well. All in all, a perfect way to spend a Monday afternoon. Nice to know "the muni" is in good hands! The new Management and staff do a great job.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sticky Rough"


steven23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful town, beautiful weather, and a well maintained municipal course made our day a special one. The friendly staff and the two singles we picked up only added to our good day. The course is a little short (just over 6,000 yards), but the prevailing winds help to alleviate the distance shortage and provide plenty of challenge. A word of caution for those who like to run their shots onto the greens: beware of the Bermuda grass guarding each of these greens - it is sticky! Once on the putting surface, all is good. Smooth rolls.

Looking forward to another round on our next visit to Santa Barbara.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



theclosetgirl58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



theclosetgirl58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Poor Man's Pebble Beach"


u000005676628's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Reviewed on

This course has stunning views, well groomed fairways and fast, difficult sloping greens.

We played at a special twilight rate. We got round in 3.5 hours. If you come to Santa Barbara there is no better public course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u855505337's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



frank6765824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice municipal course"


Rmounce's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
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Reviewed on

We played for $20 on a Saturday on a hot deal. It took us 3 hours and 25 min to play. Best experience in pace of play I have had on this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow Pace Of Play"


Jb8590043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Good day on the course overall. Just a few groups of younger players taking their sweet time and slowing the pace of play. But you get that all the time anywhere you go...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A fooler"


Paul5490's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course difficulty started out mild but the back 9 has some real challenging holes especially 16, 17, and 18. Didn't think a muni would be so challenging. Course in very good condition. Greens rolled well. Enjoyed it very much. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a true mini... I love the community feel of the course, and the staff is great, but it is not much of a golfing experience. Lots of tank tops and once a year golfers, which is great. But the course is only so so, and the pace of play (Friday mid-day) was painful. I think we have, finally, learned our lesson and will not play there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000005385149's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007662303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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