1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, California 93463, US
(805) 693-4208
Location Map

About Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Get a taste of an Old West dude ranch with the comforts of a golf resort at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. This 10,000-acre ranch is tucked into the Santa Ynez Valley 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara. It is home to 50 miles of riding trails, a 100-acre spring-fed lake, two courses, tennis courts, pool, spa and fine dining. Just minutes away are more than 75 vineyards/wineries and the Danish village of Solvang. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres10000
Year Opened1946
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar
Room TypesSuite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Reviews

4.2
93 Reviews (93)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful yet challenging

Played during the week so not many people on course. No staff on hand to help with clubs. Loved the golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value and decent golf course

Fun golf corse with interesting holes. Greens were in excellent condition and the fairways were in good condition. In the rough there were several areas that we're bare so mud puddles had formed. The cart paths were unpaved in several areas. We played during the week and the course was almost empty so pace of play was great. The downside was no beverage cart that day. We look forward to playing here again next year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Hidden Gem

The course was in great shape, and the pace of play is second to none. Routinely finish rounds here under 3 hours whether its a twosome or 4.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course open

I booked a online time at 6:30am through golf now. The course doesn't open that early! I had to wait for someone to show up about 6:45. I was able to get out right away but disappointed in Golf Now for not being correct on their web site..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

beutifull setting///scinic

the course was in prettygood shape considering drought conditions in the area. definitly will play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

poor playing experience

no mention was made of the condition of the greens either at the time of booking on golf now, or when we checked in at the proshop. greens had been punched and sanded and were in terrible condition. the rest of the course conditions were poor as well, bare spots on the fairways and tees.no beverage cart, and half way house not open, no mention was made of either of those issues. the course does not return to clubhouse at the turn, so this was inconvenient to get refreshments. have played this course in years past and experienced better conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course with great scenery.

I stumbled onto this course when looking for a place to play while everyone else in my group spent the afternoon wine tasting. Found a great deal on Golfnow so decided to give it a try. Turned into an amazing afternoon. The setting is so beautiful I knew I had made a good decision even before hitting the first shot. The staff was extremely friendly. The course was in good but not great condition. But considering the lack of rain it was better than expected. The fairways were a little thin but OK. The Greens were very good. A few excellent holes with the rest being OK to good.
All in all this is a great place to play and I was amazed at how few people seem to even know about it. For the sake of the management I hope that changes. For the sake of my next time out there I hope it doesn't.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solvang

Nice course, winds blowing 20 mph makes it difficult. Great staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Not worth the cost

Nice enough course if you play it every 2 years, otherwise overpriced for a rather boring layout.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A Good Track in Solvang

Enjoyed playing this course. Lots of sand, some well hidden so make sure you check your course map. My playing partner rented clubs, and the driver head on the rental clubs was kind of loose. Expected more for the $40 rental fee. Overall though, I give the course high ratings.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

RM

Some very challenging holes - some too easy. Fairways sparse, greens good speed but had foot traffic bumps and more than a few ball marks. Beautiful scenery. Good value though.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Rip off

It's a fun course. Not worth the green fees they charge. total rip off in my opinion. I am a 6 handicap and willing to pay for a good round of golf. I also work in the golf industry.

When the best price on golf now is a hot deal for 68.00. It's a shame. No way it's worth that at 12:30 in the afternoon.

The Alisal course twilight fees should be their regular green fees. I don't see how they get off charging more than la parisima. A far superior course only 20 miles away.
The restraunt is cool. Staff is nice. Course is a rip off. Won't be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Value

The course is in good condition, great greens and fairways with plenty of grass.
Course is a fair test - not too punitive on poor shots but rewards good play with the chance to score well.
Lovely location and some great views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A fun track worth playing

I've always enjoyed playing this course. Even in this long term drought the fairways are green and the greens are in outstanding shape. I played it from the white tees but play it from the blues if you're a long hitter. The facility is in great shape and the restaurant gets a big non-golfer lunch crowd.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

River Fun

Like always, the course was in excellent shape. Greens were running quick and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

Nice course, beautiful countryside. Not too busy on a Friday

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

The River was in good shape considering drought conditions in our area. Greens were excellent. As always, the location is beautiful and the air is fresh. Over the years the trees have grown nicely increasing the challenge a bit. This is a good course for any type of golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic value

Great value for the money. Fantastic views if the mountains. One a few courses that remains green in the drought stricken California. Excellent outing!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value for location

Enjoyed playing here and would definitely do so. Compared the cost of other courses in the area this represents a good value. I found it to be challenging but very playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained Golf Course

I made a 7:20 tee time on Golf Now. I got to the course about 6:15 (first light) hoping I could go right out. The starter arrived about 6:40 and after getting organized, told us (one other had the same idea of starting early) the course opened at 7:00. We joined up as a two some and teed off a tad early. First ones out and pace of play was of course excellent. Greens mostly large and flat. Very smooth and rolled nicely. Signs of our drought throughout the course but still very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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