Golf Courses

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Santa Barbara golf courses range from greens to blues, hillsides to countrysides. It only makes sense that The American Riviera® possesses some of the most incredible golf courses in the country. Santa Barbara offers six public 18-hole courses, four of which are a short drive from downtown Santa Barbara. There are also several nine-hole golf courses that include practice facilities.

From the rolling greens of Glen Annie Golf Club to Sandpiper Golf Course, which is just within earshot of the crashing surf, or at award-winning Rancho San Marcos Golf Course that winds through nearby ranchland on the backside of the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains, golfing in Santa Barbara is always a memorable experience.   

Featured Golf in Santa Barbara


Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

From the moment we opened in January of 1998, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course has been a classic. Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this course became the talk of the community by offering a world class golf course on 300…

Glen Annie Golf Club

Glen Annie Golf Club is a championship golf course situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara. This challenging layout is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views and is always maintained with the highest…

Sandpiper Golf Club

The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty five public golf courses in the nation. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a…

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Sandpiper golf course