Enjoy tee time at Central California’s top courses
California has earned its reputation as a golfer’s paradise, and the courses and clubs in and around Santa Barbara are some of the absolute best. When you’re packing for your stay at Kimpton Canary Hotel, be sure to include your golf clubs so you can hit the local Santa Barbara courses, perfect your drive, chip or putt, and see for yourself.
Sandpiper Golf Club
The 18-hole course at Sandpiper Golf Club dates back to 1972 and is considered one of California’s top 25 public courses. This challenging, yet stunning course sits right on the coast and features breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Though the club has hosted PGA tour tournaments, it’s a perfect destination for players of all skill levels.
Glen Annie Golf Club
Another Santa Barbara marvel, Glen Annie Golf Club overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers gorgeous views of the Channel Islands. In addition to its championship course, the club is known for its award-winning architecture and beloved Frog Bar, which offers great views and delicious fare.
Twin Lakes Golf Course
Twin Lakes has a little something for every type of golfer. With a 9-hole course of mostly par 3 holes, state-of-the-art driving range and on-site instruction, it’s perfect for the casual player, whole family, or serious golfer looking to master his or her short game.
Hidden Oaks Golf Course
Designed in 1969 by Billy Casper, this par 27, 9-hole public course is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Offering 9 holes for $9, Hidden Oaks is an inexpensive way to get out on the course, and features appealing mountain views as well as a putting green and on-site teaching pro to offer tips.