Golf in Loma Vista

Golf Package for One, Two, or Four Including Cart, Range Balls, and Food Voucher (41% Off)

Village Country Club

Village Country Club, Lompoc

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

$100 $60

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$79 for a One-Hour Lesson for Two with Green Fees and Cart at Monarch Dunes Golf Club ($250 Value)

Monarch Dunes Golf Club

Woodlands

Lessons held on unique 12-hole, par-three course that features links-style play

$250 $79

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Up to 27 Holes of Golf with Range Balls and Cart Rental for 1, 2, or 4 at Blacklake Golf Resort (Up to 53% Off)

Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

$170 $80

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Avila Beach Golf Resort (Up to 56% Off) 

Avila Beach Golf Resort

Avila Beach

An 18-hole course characterized by distinctly different front and back nines hugs the banks of a tidal estuary

$154 $69

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Round of FootGolf for Two, Four, or Eight with Ball Rentals at River Ridge Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

River Ridge Golf Course

Golf Course

Soccer and golf come together in FootGolf, a hybrid sport played by kicking a soccer ball into oversized holes throughout the golf course

$30 $15

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Day of Unlimited Golf for One or Two With Cart Rental and Range Balls at Sterling Hills Golf Club (Up to 48% Off)

Sterling Hills Golf Club

Camarillo

Avocado and citrus groves line 6,813-yard course shaped by bunker-fortified fairways and greens and six water hazards

$94 $49

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Four or Two Large Buckets of Range Balls at Jose's Golf Range and Pro Shop (50% Off)

Jose's Golf Range and Pro Shop

Jose's Golf Range

Each large bucket of range balls can be shared between two people

$44 $22

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Officially opened in July 1962, Village Country Club incorporates the natural beauty of Northern Santa Barbara County’s wine country as its backdrop. Towering oaks and pine trees play a starring role throughout the course, especially on the 10th hole. There, a stately oak stands right in the middle of the fairway, marking the course's signature challenge and the location of its treasure chest of golden golf balls. At the 16th hole, meanwhile, an elevated tee tempts players to let it fly, all while avoiding a lake and brook running the length of the hole’s left side.

Next to the course, club visitors can practice on the driving range or at a practice green outfitted with a sand bunker. Or, they can step away from golf altogether by taking a dip in the pool and hitting the tennis courts—each of which remains open year-round.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,546 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.5 from the back tees * Course slope of 128 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole

4300 Club House Rd
Lompoc,
CA
US

Since it opened in 1986, La Purisima Golf Course has collected nearly as many accolades as it has wayward golf balls. Known as "La Piranha" to regulars, the course has appeared in numerous publications, often for its challenging layout. Golf Digest ranked it 33rd on its list of the toughest courses in the country, and Golf Magazine placed it among the top 100 public courses in the country for nine years in a row.

It may seem like architects Kenneth Hume Hunter, Jr. and Robert Muir Graves teamed up to punish the Santa Barbara golfing community, but that's not the case at all. Instead, they shared a vision for the 309-acre plot as a pure version of golf unencumbered by real estate developments and novelties such as manmade waterfalls or hydraulic-equipped carts. The result is a long, enjoyable, and, yes, difficult test of the game that rewards bold shot selection and precise play across a naturally undulating landscape in the heart of wine country.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,105 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 75.6 from the back tees * Course slope of 143 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

3455 E Highway 246
Lompoc,
CA
US

At Monarch Dunes Golf Club, the links-style golf of coastal Britannia stretches out in the hills of California. Amid windswept dunes and eucalyptus trees sweep coastal views speckled with amber hillsides and big blue skies. And this is just how architects Damian Pascuzzo and PGA Tour Pro Steve Pate wanted it. But they also wanted something beyond beautiful vistas. They wanted a unique 30-hole arena that tested the mettle of golfers.

On the 6,810-yard, par-71 Old Course, players unleash the full potential of their swings on the open expanses of the longer front nine before dialing back for close control on the back nine?a shorter tract made formidable by water hazards on all but two holes. Though the two halves have their own distinct flavors, both begin with mid-length par-4s. These are the course's two most difficult holes, so savvy golfers should spend extra time before the round and at the turn to give their driver an encouraging massage.

While the Old Course is a grassy homage to golf's most sacred traditions, Monarch Dunes' Challenge Course charts a much more unorthodox path?and not just in its unconventional 12-hole layout. While some par-3 courses are known as "pitch-and-putts" for their short holes, The Challenge?named among the Top 10 Par-3 Courses by Golf.com?will have some reaching for a driver or three-wood on holes 5 and 12, which measure 242 and 202 yards respectively. Golfers can expect to finish the round in two hours or less, freeing up plenty of time to relax at the Butterfly Grille or shop for flame decals to glue onto their golf bag.

Course at a Glance: The Challenge

  • 12-hole, par 36 course
  • Total length of 1,858 yards from the back tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard
  • Tees are designed specifically for beginners up to advanced golfers
1606 Trilogy Pkwy
Nipomo,
CA
US

At Blacklake Golf Resort, players can choose any combination of challenges from three distinct nine-hole courses, each representing a unique feature of playing golf within the varied landscape of the Central Coast. Sea breezes drift up from the valley to the Canyons course's elevated tee boxes. The Oaks course ventures away from the clubhouse to wind through a forest of towering oak trees, its undulating grass and smooth walkways shaded by the abundant branches of those mighty oaks. To begin the Lakes course, a short, 143-yard hole heralds the inviting nature of the compact layout and wide fairways, all before a monstrous 573-yard par 5 finishes the round.

Open from dawn to dusk, Blacklake Golf Resort also features practice facilities, including a 275-yard driving range and two putting, chipping, and pitching greens on which to improve your techniques. During lessons, the staff (http://blacklake.com/staff/) of PGA professionals works to improve players' fundamentals without sacrificing the fun, relaxing nature of the sport.

Course at a Glance:

* Three nine-hole courses (par 36, 36, and 35)

* Total yardages from the back tees: 3,276, 3,125, and 2,909

* Three sets of tees per hole

* Scorecard

1490 Golf Course Ln
Nipomo,
CA
US

The championship course at Avila Beach Golf Resort hugs a tidal estuary that empties into the scenic San Luis Harbor, offering players dramatic views of the Pacific as they work their way through 18 holes. Designers Olin Dutra and Desmond Muirhead keep players on their toes with two distinct nine-hole sides, with the front nine draping over hilly terrain and the back nine traversing the coast and all of its singing fish. Throughout rounds, players corral their golf balls over kikuyu-grass fairways in pursuit of bentgrass greens, each mown short to produce quick-moving putts.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,580 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard
6464 Ana Bay Road
Avila Beach,
CA
US

Twin Lakes Golf Course is much more than the sum of its parts. With a 9-hole, par 28 executive golf course and practice facilities that include a driving range, 8,500-square-foot putting green, and chipping area, it gives players countless ways to better their game. Visiting players can hone short, half-swing approaches and full, walloping drives on holes ranging from as close as 70 yards to as far as 360, much as they would on a full-length course. The driving range also expedites the learning curve with full-flight Pinnacle range balls primed and ready to be pummeled from real grass or synthetic tees. In the short-game area, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls simplify the act of chipping onto the green or into target nets, even as players line up shots from nearby bunkers, slopes, and grasses akin to the rough and fairway. And when players are left with nothing else to do but admire themselves in the reflection of the nearest water hazard, Twin Lakes’ resident instructors—Don Parsons, Buff Platt, and PGA head professional Jim Ley—are there to take the reins and help clients shave off a few more strokes.

6034 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US