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Address: 7925 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: +1 805-968-1541

Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful...

Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens on a spectacular seaside links-style layout.

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Poor man's Pebble Beach!

This place is great! So many ocean holes. It's kind of a Torrey Pines style course, but more ocean. For women, I think it's pretty dang hard (5600 distance I think), and you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great! So many ocean holes. It's kind of a Torrey Pines style course, but more ocean. For women, I think it's pretty dang hard (5600 distance I think), and you aren't getting much advantage on most tee boxes. I hit 1 iron the whole day. ONE. Price: I think they either need to make it $140 and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I didn't feel there was anything special about this course. It wasn't in good condition, although the greens were. It could be due to it being in June? Off season? I am not sure.

Thank Laura H
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

There is a reason they call this little Pebble Beach. The course was well manicured, challenging and interesting and a lot of fun. My only complaint is that the carts do not have sandwiches or other food other than snacks.

Thank Steven H
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Played here on the last day of a 2 week golf trip that included the four courses at Bandon Dunes as well as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay. Sandpiper isn't in that league and doesn't pretend to be but it is a challenging course in excellent condition without the eye watering green fees of the others. The clubhouse... More 

Thank Petee F
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I has some trepidation about playing the course after reading many of the most recent reviews. However, I was staying very nearby (it is almost walking distance from Bacara) and decided to give it a chance if i could secure a twilight tee time. The first time I called the pro shop to book a tee time as a single... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Sandpiper Golf Course is located between Hollister Avenue in Goleta and the Pacific Ocean. It is on the west end of the Santa Barbara/Goleta metropolitan area and offers a very scenic site for a round of golf.

Thank buffalojim67
San Diego
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I love playing here - the ocean views, the dramatic holes but for $165 I would expect the course to be in better condition. I know that it is winter and the weather has been unusually cold but still, there are too many bad spots on the course now compared to any other time I've been there. On the bright... More 

Thank ljm122
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

well almost, all the components are here - at least as dramatic a layout, windswept aromatic pines and ocean views as the comparable Torrey Pines. Indeed, where many holes at Torrey are along the cliffs, at Sandpiper, the back nine drops down to beach level a bit with waves thundering very close by, but also just off-shore and often in... More 

Thank steelydad2014
Longwood, Florida
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154 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Sandpiper was a nice layout in surprisingly good condition with the lack of rain in the area. The greens were quick and responsive to approach shots. The back nine is more difficult than the front and holes 10-13 are incredible. Pace of play is a bit slower than I would expect but rangers were out trying to help. Price tag... More 

Thank Robert G
Hamden, Connecticut
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202 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Sandpiper Golf Course 7925 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA. Sandpiper Golf course is one of those gems available for public play on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Originally its humble beginnings started as a crude oil production site from the 1930’s through the 60’s. It was purchased and developed in the 1970’s as a golf course. The course layout is beautiful... More 

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