Rancho San Marcos
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., this recently renovated 6800-yard, par-71 course delivers an exceptional golf experience in Santa Barbara Wine Country. Set in the mountains – 12 miles from Santa Ynez – Rancho San Marcos captures the tranquil beauty and rich history of this magical landscape. Built on the historic Rancho San Marcos, circa 1804, this golf gem contours the land as it meanders past ancient oak trees, 19th-century adobe structures and the old San Marcos Stagecoach trail. Rated one of the “Top 30 courses in California” by Golf Digest, Rancho San Marcos affords stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, mountain peaks and Lake Cachuma. Tee Times: www.rsm1804.com.
River Course at Alisal
Located in Solvang – just 3 miles from the Inn – the River Course at Alisal is a 6,830 yards, par-72 course with breathtaking panoramas of the valley and foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Following the Santa Ynez River, this challenging and dramatically beautiful course features four lakes, open fairways, tricky hazards and large, undulating greens accented by mature live oaks and native sycamores. Elevated tees reveal sweeping vistas, lush vineyards and lakes, so bring your “A” game and your camera to this playful course! Tee Times: www.rivercourse.com.
La Purisima Golf Course
Dubbed the third toughest golf course in California by Golf Digest, La Purisima Golf Course offers a pure golf challenge that refreshes your passion for the game. One of the most spectacular courses in America, La Purisima in the Santa Barbara Wine Country is among California’s Top 10 Championship Public Courses and Top 100 in America by Golf Magazine. The beautiful 18-hole course offers superior design, imaginative routing and stunning scenery for an unforgettable Santa Ynez Valley golf experience. Tee Times: www.lapurisimagolf.com.