Voted Best of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Golf Club was voted best Golf Course in the Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll 2015. Thousands of ‘The Santa Barbara Independent’ readers voted for their favorite places to pick the winners. We’re thrilled to be chosen for Best of Santa Barbara!
“Owned and maintained by the city, the municipal golf course — or Muni, as it is widely known …read more from The Santa Barbara Independent
Open to the public 364 days a year, Santa Barbara Golf Club is a well-manicured, impeccably maintained 18-hole regulation par-70 golf course with sweeping views of the Santa Ynez foothills and the Pacific Ocean. The course measures 6,037 yards from back tees, providing a challenging game. We offer power golf cart service. Facilities include an award-winning, fully stocked golf shop and Mulligan’s Café, a full bar and restaurant with banquet facilities for up to 200+ people. We also comply with the City of Santa Barbara’s Integrated Pest Management program, which is committed to reducing the use of harmful chemicals. Rental Clubs are available to hire for $30/$15 (9/18 holes).
Driving Range Hours
Open Year Round from Sunrise to Sunset
Range Fees: Small Bucket $3/26 balls | Medium Bucket $6/52 Balls | Large Bucket $9/78 Balls
Funding for the Course
Santa Barbara Golf Club is an Enterprise Fund; no tax revenue is used to support the golf course. All activities necessary to provide services for the operation of the golf course are accounted for in this fund, including but not limited to, administration, operations, maintenance, and capital improvements.
Santa Barbara Golf Club irrigates the vast majority of turf areas with recycled water with the exception of the Greens that must be watered with potable water due to the sensitivity of the putting surfaces. The Management team at SBGC and the City of Santa Barbara have overseen water conservation efforts since drought was declared in Santa Barbara, and in keeping with the Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Drought Response Plan has reduced water used at the golf course by 25% (Jan-Aug 2015 compared to Jan-Aug 2013).
Santa Barbara Golf Club is home to the Upper Las Positas Creek restoration project whereby native plants and storm water retention basins naturally filter pollution from the creek while providing a rare wetland habitat for local wildlife.
These videos detail the benefits to the community.
Southern California Municipal Golf Association
Santa Barbara Golf Club is a member of the SCMGA and benefits hugely from the opportunity to meet and share best practices with other public golf professionals. Click here for more information.