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Great course!

Played today and thought course was in good shape....not great but a good rainy winter would change... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
John H
via mobile
Nice service, but tee times were too close together.

Views on this course are stunning, as it sits right next to the ocean. It was the only course... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Barbara B
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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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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7925 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2421
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+1 805-968-1541
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Sandpiper's reputation lives on its beautiful ocean views. The patchy fairways, hard as rock bunkers, dirty, run down bathrooms hardly justify the $175 fee.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PCgal1345
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Played today and thought course was in good shape....not great but a good rainy winter would change that. Beautiful views, challenging course...the grill/patio is a great place to enjoy the 19th hole.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Views are incredible from almost every hole. And the course is in great shape Not the cheapest place to play. $210, but if you live in the 805, only $120 and that is a great deal! Teed off at 730 on a Sunday morning, nobody...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikemoer
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Paid $129 mid week for a round. Service was blah. I know Santa Barbara has water issues but I played a round at SB Golf Club (Muni) the next day and it was lush in comparison. Sandpiper could easily be on of SoCal's top coastal...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GolfAnswers
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Views on this course are stunning, as it sits right next to the ocean. It was the only course that showed signs of the drought, which is not difficult to understand. Pricing was not bad, $125 for cart/ green fees(poor man's Pebble Beach,so someone told...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The views are great and so was the food and service but that’s about it. It’s in terrible shape. It was July & I know it hasn’t rained in months but this was a lot of neglect. Lots of dead spots, invasive grass & muddy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Golf course is wonderful and the restaurant was extremely nice, if little small for a large group. We had a catered Mexican lunch, outside on the bluff, which was lovely

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CaBungy
Reviewed 26 July 2017

In the perfect climate, it's hard to imagine you can't grow nice grass for a golf course. Very uneven fairways and horrible greens. The greens are like a hard, dark green mold. Only 2-3 holes along the ocean. Pace of play was good--probably due to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 501albertm
Reviewed 21 July 2017

At about $550 for 2 with rental clubs this is not a value for money venue for what you get. Service was good and friendly. The course is in OK condition and the greens quick. Some excellent holes, 10, 11 stand out. Course condition could...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NickL170
Reviewed 1 July 2017

It has been awhile since I golfed a round here and it was great to be back. True greens, gorgeous views and reasonable price.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Steen H
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