Sports in Isla Vista


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  • Twin Lakes Golf Course Santa Barbara
    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.
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    6034 Hollister Ave.
    Goleta, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory
    Eyeglass Factory combines 30 years of retail experience with a huge selection of stylish eyewear, which made it a finalist in the Santa Barbara Independent's Best of 2012 competition. After optometrists examine eyes at a convenient next-door location, customers can browse the collection of budget-friendly and designer brands. Staffers can handcraft lenses within onsite production laboratories in less than an hour, with the notable exception of clown-size prescription trifocals. For more than 15 years, the caring crew at Eyeglass Factory has provided free services and glasses to people in the community who cannot afford vision care. Eyeglass Factory works in conjunction with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE), a Santa Barbara–based nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that optical health is within everyone's reach.
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    4051 E Main St.
    Ventura, CA US
  • Mountain Air Sports
    We are a locally owned specialty outdoor store specializing in Skiing, Snowboarding, Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking and Travel.
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    14 State St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Ventura Bike Depot
    Open seven days a week, Ventura Bike Depot is a full service bike shop, renting the majority of their inventory to suit the peddling aspirations of their wheel-less clientele. Today's Groupon allows customers choose any one of the hybrid, beach cruiser, front suspension mountain, and kids bikes from the fleet of man-powered velocipedes valued at $24 or less. If desired or required, customers are welcome to upgrade to a tandems, quadricycles, or other premium peddle-powerhouses for an additional fee. Regardless of how you ride, Ventura Bike Depot will throw in all necessary helmets, locks, seat belts, and leg bands. Likewise, the staffers will happily fill water bottles with mineral-rich Kangen water for free, saving thirsty travelers from the woes of waiting for rain or preying for proximate killer whale shows.
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    239 W Main St
    Ventura, CA US
  • Cycle Dynamics
    The owners of Cycle Dynamics opened their shop in an effort to reduce their carbon footprints and the carbon footprints of their neighbors?they also just really like to cycle. The staff lends an expert hand to bikes in need of a tune-up or a complete overhaul. They also shell out cycling-related products from brands such as Continental, Odyssey, Lizard Skins, and Redline.
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    10225 Telephone Rd.
    Ventura, CA US
  • La Purisima Golf Course
    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
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    3455 State Hwy. 246
    Lompoc, CA US