4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA
Call the Golf Shop:
(805) 683-6334
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Course Information

2011 Best Playing Conditions
in Santa Barbara County by Greenskeeper.org

2010 Best Playing Conditions
in Santa Barbara County by Greenskeeper.org

2010 Ranked as one of Golf Digest's
"
Places to Play" 4 1/2 Stars

2009 Best Playing Conditions 
Santa Barbara County by Greenskeeper.org

2008 Best Playing Conditions
in Santa Barbara County by Greenskeeper.org

2009 Ranked as one of Golf Digest's
"Places to Play" 4 1/2 Stars

2008 Ranked as one of Golf Digest's
"Places to Play" 4 ½ Stars

2008 Finalist "Renovation of the Year"
by Golf Inc.

2004 Ranked as one of Golf Digest's
"Places to Play" 4 ½ Stars

2004 Ranked #1
in Southern California by Greenskeeper.org

2003 Ranked as one of Golf Digest's
"Places to Play" 4 ½ Stars

2002 Ranked "Top 10 Places to Play"
Golf Magazine

From the Moment we opened in January of 1998, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course has been a classic. Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this course became the talk of the community by offering a world class golf course on 300 spectacular acres. This course is both a treasure to behold and a strategic challenge that no golfer can resist with a staff of individuals dedicated to ensuring your golf experience is the finest it can possibly be.

This 6,939-yard par 71 course offers stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, distant furrowed peaks, and eagles soaring above Lake Cachuma – without a trace of urban development in sight. Rancho San Marcos, tucked deep into the valley floor of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has kept the essence of the old ranch which was located here since the Spanish land grant of 1804. This simple and pastoral setting combined with the classic game of golf, makes Rancho San Marcos the ideal location to forget the troubles of the world and reminisce on a quieter, simpler time.

Rancho San Marcos is conveniently located 15 minutes west of the Santa Barbara beaches, and 15 minutes east of the wine country community of Santa Ynez and Danish village town of Solvang.

For the adventuresome, the surrounding valley offers hiking, horseback riding; wine tasting and unique shopping in the quaint neighboring communities. The Mediterranean climate of Santa Barbara to the west, hosts famous ocean beaches with a variety of recreational activities as well as fine bistro dining and intriguing shopping choices.


“At Rancho San Marcos Golf Course, golf isn’t just a game. It’s an experience.” - Golf Today