Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara has a warm, temperate climate and over 300 days of sunshine each year, which makes it an ideal destination for golfers. There are six 18-hole golf courses in Santa Barbara County, including four within 30 minutes of downtown.
Santa Barbara Hotels near Golf Courses
Book an upmarket inn or hotel near Santa Barbara's chic suburb of Montecito and you'll be within easy reach of the championship golf course at the Montecito Country Club. Down the road, the relaxed beach town of Goleta, where you'll find three- and four-star chain hotels, has two championship courses. Tee off at the Sandpiper Golf Course for amazing ocean views, or head to the sophisticated Glen Annie course, which is popular with Santa Barbara's celebrity set.
Where to Play Golf in Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County is renowned for its fantastic wineries, but it also has a burgeoning golf scene. Head 18 miles north of downtown to the edge of the Los Padres National Forest on the way to the Santa Ynez Valley, to a championship golf course built on the historic site of the Rancho San Marcos.
There are also select resorts in Santa Barbara County withchampionship golf courses onsite. Visit the boho town of Ojai, a 35-mile drive from Santa Barbara on the fringes of the Los Padres National Forest, where the legendary Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is renowned for having one of the best golf courses in the county.
Hotels near Santa Barbara's Wine Country
After a day on the green, head back to your Santa Barbara hotel for a rest and a drink in the bar, before venturing out into downtown's Funk Zone – a vibrant arts community just south of State Street. While you’re here, enjoy an urban wine trail through Santa Barbara’s best wine-tasting rooms.
If you've booked a golf hotel or inn in the Santa Ynez Valley, take a guided bus or bike tour and tastings around some of the county's 100 wineries.
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