With lush landscapes and endless beachfront property, Santa Barbara is a prime vacation destination with several of the best golf resorts in California. Here are a few of our favorites.

Santa Barbara Community Golf Club

Voted the Best Golf Course in the Best of Santa Barbara Readers’ Poll 2015 by the Santa Barbara Independent, this hotspot has been around since 1958. Whether you’re looking for a day to hang out with the family, socialize with business contacts or just day on the links, Santa Barbara Community Golf is ideal. Players praise this course for its astounding views that reach all the way to the Channel Islands, up through the lush greenery and stretch way up to the mountainous back part of Santa Barbara.

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3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Sandpiper Golf Club

Located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, accompanied by a sweeping panorama of the rolling mountains, this golf course is a favorite of both residents and visitors alike. Sandpiper first opened in 1979 and has only grown in size and quality since. Many locals come to the Sandpiper Grill on lunch breaks since it sits right on the ocean cliffs and has superb views. Try their Ellwood Sandwich made with grilled Turkey, sauteed onions and mushrooms with 1000 Island dressing and fresh avocado on sourdough. This sandwich is the perfect tasty meal to enjoy while soaking in the warm sun and crisp ocean air.

7925 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Glen Annie Golf Club

Glen Annie is a champion golf course with views that stretch all the way out to the Channel Islands. This challenging Par-71 course features sharp, exceptionally landscaped holes that are fit to host even the PGA’s finest.The clubhouse is built with award-winning, log-cabin style architecture and offers delectable cuisine to enjoy after a round.

405 Glen Annie Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Buenaventura Golf Course

If you feel like a leisurely drive down South to Ventura, Buenaventura is one of the best resorts to visit. This course is only thirty-five minutes away from Hotel Milo and is along some of the best ocean side driving in all of California, which only adds to the enjoyment of a leisure day trip down here. This beachfront course is one of the finest municipal golf courses in Ventura, with brilliant green holes and natural looking hazards that make playing here all the more enjoyable.

Spend the day relaxing and book a tee time here!

5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA 93003