Santa Barbara > Activity Guide > Golfing > Sandpiper
7925 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Public golf course


Whether you are a full-time or part-time Santa Barbaran, a golf expert or a golf neophyte, you must experience this course at least once. The odds are good you'll be back.  Why? 

The Sandpiper says "Santa Barbara" like the Courthouse and El Encanto, like Stearns Wharf and State Street, like hiking and surfing, like fabulous wines and ..well...great golf.

The Sandpiper stands out as pure "Santa Barbara" for three reasons.

   1.  The views are absolutely gorgeous.  With almost a half-mile of ocean frontage, there are 5 fairways where if your ball goes too far astray, you will need to get it little scuba gear. Some courses promise ocean vistas - few can promise the actual ocean.
   2. The Sandpiper is more than just eye-candy.  It is a challenging course that offers a range of play to satisfy even the most expert players.  It has a championship rating of 74.2 and hosts several professional tournaments, such as the PGA TOUR Tournament Players Series, The LPGA TOUR Santa Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA TOUR Qualifying.
   3. The staff is top-notch and professional. We felt welcomed from the moment we entered the facility.

This stunning seaside 18-hole, 72 par, 7,068 yard course was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in the seaside links style layout. 

Club House with restaurant and Pro Shop, PGA  Instruction, cart and club rentals, driving range, and putting green.

Green Fees:
Mon - Thur
Fri - Sun, Holidays
Daily Fee
Titleist Rental Clubs
Cart Fee
Spectator Fee

Rates above are Green Fee only. Walking is optional.

Tee Times may be reserved 7 days in advance.

Reservations 8 to 60 days in advance are available with a $10 per player non-refundable reservation fee. All reservations will need to be secured with an authorized credit card. Cancellations will be taken up to 48 hours in advance of the tee time.

Dress Code: Soft Spikes Required.
Men: Collared Shirt with sleeves. Shorts, mid thigh in length. No Denim.
Ladies: Collared shirt with or without sleeves as long as shoulder is covered. Shirts without collar must have sleeves. Shorts and skirts mid thigh in length. No Denim

Twilight Times Mar-Oct after 2pm, Nov-Feb after 1pm

Take the 101 to the Winchester Canyon exit. Turn away from the mountains.  Take the first right on Hollister.  Be careful not to pass their entrance, however.  It is hidden inside the entrance to the Bacara so it is easy to miss.

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