Golfing in Solvang

Like to golf? You will love Solvang!
With five golf courses nearby and excellent temperate climate year-round, you can golf almost every single day of the year here.

Enjoy the scenic rolling hills, stunning views of the Santa Ynez River valley and California live oaks in a beautiful natural environment.

Alisal River Course is just south of Mission Drive on Alisal Road, the spectacular River Course is situated on the banks of the Santa Ynez River against a backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Four lakes grace the championship course, part of the famous 10,000 -acre Alisal Ranch resort. Sycamores, elderberry trees and oaks punctuate the setting. Par is 72 on each of four sets of tees designed to challenge golfers of any skill level; the championship course is 6,830 yards. Services are full-range while a rustic restaurant and lounge awaits finishers. Nearby, the shops and attractions of Solvang delight non-golfers. For more information and reservations, call 805-688-6042.

La Purisima located west of 246, where the relaxed setting among gently rolling hills masks a demanding course. At 7,000 yards and par 72, La Purisima is designed to meet the requirements of major PGA and LPGA competition. The course was recently the site of the PGA Tour qualifying finals. Golfers may choose from a full range of services, clinics and special rates. For reservations, call 805-735-8395.

Zaca Creek Golf Course offers a challenging 9-hole, par 29 layout with a nice view of the Santa Ynez River and the hills. From Buellton, take Avenue of the Flags to Shadow Mountain Drive. For more information, call 805-688-2575.

Rancho San Marcos Golf Course -- A Golf Classic Opens!! This is golf the way it used to be. Nothing for miles but open land and beautifully manicured fairways along hills that were once part of the historic San Marcos land grant. Come experience this spectacular new 18-hole, 7,000-yard Rancho San Marcos Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Located 23 miles east of Solvang, just after Lake Cachuma at 4600 Highway 154. Rates include green fees, golf cart, range balls and tee gift. To preview this extraordinary course, call (805) 683-6334 or go to 


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