Goleta California Golf Courses

Encina Royale Golf Course
Ocean Meadows Golf Club
Sandpiper Golf Course
Twin Lakes Golf Course


Featured Golf Course Review:
Sandpiper Golf Course -- Great place to play golf
Review by: Kevin I played this course last weekend for the first time, and it was unreal. The weather was perfect and the course was in impecable shape. It's difficult but not impossible. If you stray too far off the fairways you end up in knee high grass where you pretty much won't find your ball. There are a number of holes on the ocean, reminds you of Pebble. It wasn't windy when we played, but apparently the wind usually blows hard there, which would make it a lot harder. All in all I was VERY impressed. The price was a little steep ($140 weekend green fee) but worth it. I'll play there again when I'm in Santa Barbara next.
From Los Angeles, CA

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
El Toro Golf Course -- I like the course, but conditions are terrible!
Review by: Carl Williams This is another affordable, but disappointing course in Irvine (see my comments about Rancho San Joaquin). The length is it's best characteristic (6750 yards from the back tees), but that's probably the only positive thing to say about it. The course description shown on this site says "the rough is thick". This is simply not true. There is no rough! I'm pretty sure the maintenance crew is making no adjustments when they are cutting the grass at El Toro. This is good news if you're a beginner, but certainly lacks the character of a finer golf course. The fairways are in terrible shape. Lots of dead grass, dirt patches, crab grass, and obviously no attempt to repair divots. It's really a mess, and it can be very frustrating to land in a thin lie of dead grass and dirt...which is more often than not. I would recommend staying out of Irvine for golf unless you can afford Strawberry Farms or Oak Creek.
From Irvine, CA




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