Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 • (805) 683-6334

Santa Barbara, CA (93105)
[Full Forecast]
Humidity: 47%
Wind: S at 7mph

Sunset: 7:13 pm
green Sunrise: 6:54 am


ALERT: Closed Indefinitely
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to close Rancho San Marcos Golf Course indefinitely. This was an extraordinarily painful decision to make, but after exploring every option, the economic conditions make it impossible to sustain our current level of operations. We are very grateful to our loyal guests and hard-working employees over the years at this property." - email from golf course.
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1. Bogeyfreeforme
Posted: 02/21/20 7:54p
Member Since: Apr 16, 2009
From: Fresno
Wow, from start to finish this is a big boy test of golf. The elevation changes and scenery are only the tip to this test of golf. The fairways and collars of the greens are WAY overcut and will take ... Continue »
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2. rgm2525
Posted: 11/02/19 11:02a
Member Since: Jan 24, 2005
From: chatsworth
Played 10-28-19 with Gary using the GK coupon playing 36 holes for $59 and finishing in about 6 hours. Black tee boxes were a little more unlevel than the whites but both could use some leveling, but ... Continue »
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Member Since: Dec 11, 2007
Hole #18 Los Padres (542 Par 5) It is safe to say that Robert Trent Jones Jr. saved the best for last with this beautiful par 5. This elevated tee shot leaves you with some stunning views of the property and some added distance to your drive. Three bunkers guard the left side of this fairway and a hazard runs along the entire right side of this hole. Placement off the tee is very important. The fairway narrows considerably on your approach and there are a total of five large, deep bunkers within the last hundred yards of this hole. If you are going to lay up, make sure you lay back far enough to stay out of the trouble that awaits anyone who gets a little greedy with their second shot. Hint: The wind is almost always at your back so for the longer hitters, have a go at carrying the last fairway bunker on the left. If you succeed you will be rewarded with a nice bounce off a downhill slope leaving you a solid middle to long iron and a good putt away from an eagle finish. The approach shot always seems to play a little shorter than the yardage and a miss short or to the left side of the green will leave you a manageable up and down for birdie or par to finish the round.
Member Since: Dec 11, 2007
Hole #17 Stage Coach (450 Par 4) This is a great par four that runs along the edge of the mid-mesa with stunning views of the property to your left. Accuracy off the tee will aid you in negotiating this difficult par 4 that has two large fairway bunkers protecting the right side of the fairway. From the fairway you are left with a middle iron approach shot to a deep very undulating green that features a large bunker to the right and a deep grass bunker to the left. Hint: Short is not a bad miss on the approach and should leave you a manageable up and down. If you find the pin in the back right, long is not a bad play and should leave you an uphill chip shot. “Do Not Challenge a Back Left Pin”

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