La Purisima Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   La Purisima Golf Course Est. 1986

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La Purisima Golf Course: Talk to any Californian golfer about some of the State's lesser known gems, and La Purisima will be somewhere close to the top of the list. Located close to an historic Spanish mission (see Did You Know section below) this is a gloriously natural and scenic layout that will thoroughly test your golf and thrill the senses. Laid out on beautifully rolling, open countryside in the Santa Rita hills, the course is full of variety and skilfully designed golf holes. At times more open, at others more tree-lined, the generally good-width fairways and not overly penal rough provide enough space to "hit long" off the tee, but be careful on those occasions when the course tightens up, as it clearly does on the closing stretch. The surrounding environment, especially in the "greener" winter and spring months, is not unlike that found in the Scottish glens, where pine and oaks are liberally scattered around the wonderfully picturesque, grass-covered hills. Real estate is nowhere to be seen. On this excellent layout, judging the many elevation changes is one secret to good scoring; staying out of the plentiful greenside and fairway bunkering, and not infrequent water hazards, will also serve your cause well. A local nickname for the course, "La Piranha" seems a bit harsh, given its undoubted beauty and style. However, if the wind is blowing or your game is having one of its wayward days, then the course's sharper teeth may well be exposed, and La Piranha's bite may assuredly be felt.

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Making Contact

La Purisima Golf Course
3455 State Hwy 246,
Lompoc, California 93436
USA
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Office   +1 (805) 735 8395
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +1 (805) 736 0246

Email   info@lapurisimagolf.com
Website   www.lapurisimagolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Perry Hallmeyer (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Robert Muir Graves
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7105 6187 5763
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.6 71.1 75.6
 
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How2Get There?

4 miles E of Lompoc / 42 miles NW of Santa Barbara
La Purisima is located on the north side of State Highway 246, just 4 miles east of Lompoc.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $65; Fri-Sun $91. Reduced afternoon (after midday) and twilight (from 2pm) rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance (10-days ahead for visitors).
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Just two miles along the road from the golf club and well worth a visit, is the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. La Purisima Mission was the eleventh of the twenty-one missions established by the Spanish, in what was later to become California. Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (in English, the Mission of the Immaculate Conception of Most Holy Mary) was founded in 1787 by Franciscan Padre Presidente Fermin Francisco Lasuen. >> La Purisima is located in the Santa Rita hills in the Santa Ynez valley. The Santa Rita Hills is one of California's most important wine appellations, with its Pinot Noir wines ranking alongside some of the world's best. >> The nearby city of Lompoc is much more an agricultural centre and working town than a tourist stop-over. It also gains notoriety by having a US Penitentiary (prison) just outside of town. About 15 miles east of the golf course is the charming Danish town of Solvang, definitely one that's on the tourist map. >> La Purisima has a very attractive sister course, Hunter Ranch, located about 1.5 hours further north near Paso Robles (see Where2Golf.com's separate entry).

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Location

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Latitude: (34.665229)
Longitude: (-120.388945)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Holiday Inn Express Lompoc AAA 3-Diamonds
1417 North H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436
+1 (805) 736 2391
www.hiexpress.com

At the 90-room Holiday Inn Express take advantage of the surrounding area and its many tourist attractions. Located minutes from relaxing beaches, beautiful golf courses, world renowned wineries, centuries old Spanish missions, the Western Spaceport Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Santa Ynez Valley; including the Chumash Casino and the Danish village of Solvang.

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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages 
1564 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 (800) 824 6444
www.winevalleyinn.com



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Golf within 20 miles La Purisima; Rancho San Marcos
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