Sand Canyon Country Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Sand Canyon Country Club Est. 2000

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Sand Canyon Country Club: Formerly known as Robinson Ranch Golf Club and previously home to the 18-hole Valley and Mountain courses, Sand Canyon nestles at the base of the Angeles National Forest. It is now a 27-hole set-up with the Valley, Desert and Mountain courses continuing to offer a very scenic and challenging test of golf.

The Ted Robinson (Snr and Jnr) designed course is based on a top-quality, challenging and undulating layout, which offers many stunning views onto the surrounding hills and mountains, and down into the Santa Clarita Valley. Rocky creeks, small ravines, a couple of ponds and longish carries over desert waste all feature in this exciting layout. After the relatively open terrain of the first six or seven holes, culminating in the excellent and bunker surrounded par-3 7th, a scattering of mature oak trees provides a slightly more tree-lined feel to many of the remaining holes.

The back-nine loop takes you up and into a scenic valley, flanked by tree and bush-clad hills on one side, and some unobtrusive housing on the other. As you start your way back down at the par-5 13th, a sign joyously proclaims "Welcome to Death Row!", which says something about the challenges of the closing six holes. There are several testing tee shots to be played on this excellently maintained layout, which achieves a great balance between desert-like and parkland features. Both the 9th and 18th holes finish just below the clubhouse, straddling either side of a decorative waterfall and fountain adorned pond.

It's apparently a coincidence the originally called Robinson Ranch layouts were designed by Ted Robinson (Snr and Jnr), but no coincidence this course is a highly-regarded member of an excellent array of public-access courses found to the northwest of Los Angeles.

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Sand Canyon Country Club
27734 Sand Canyon Rd,
Santa Clarita, California 91387
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Office   +1 (661) 252 8484
Pro Shop   +1 (661) 252 8484

  +1 (661) 252 0001

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Golf Pro
Mark Kagaoan (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Hilly - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and bush-covered hills.
Designer: Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6903 6024 5408
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.4 70.0 62.2
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Valley-Desert combination. Also at Sand Canyon is the Mountain-nine (par-35, 3211 yds from back tees), which is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

35 miles N of Los Angeles
From interstate I-5, approx 6 mi south of Santa Clarita, join Hwy 14 (Antelope Valley Fwy) and head north. After 8 mi take exit 9 and head south on Sand Canyon Rd. After 1 mi turn left into Robinson Ranch Rd. After o.8 mi golf is in on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2018 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Fri $70; Sat/Sun $90. Golf cart included. Reduced twilight and super-twilight 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.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Sand Canyon Country Club, formerly known as Robinson Ranch Golf Club, was caught up in the extreme drought and the destructive Sand Canyon fire of 2016. New owner Steve Kim subsequently spent millions of dollars to bring this excellent golf course back into play, on a 27-hole rather than 36-hole basis.

The course is laid out in the north-western foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, one of many rugged mountain ranges that border the city of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel range has several peaks over 9,000 feet, the highest being Mount San Antonio (aka Mount Baldy) at 10,064 feet. The foothills are grassy and rather barren, but the land becomes rockier and forested with oak, pine and cedar at higher elevations.

Course designers Ted Robinson and Ted Robinson Jr, are a father-son golf design team, based out of Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. Over the last 50 years they have completed more than 180 projects scattered throughout the Western United States, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America, as well as some designs in Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

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Latitude: (34.412218)
Longitude: (-118.405146)
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Hyatt Regency Valencia 4-star
24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355
+1 (661) 799 1234

Hyatt Valencia hotel puts you within walking distance of Santa Clarita's best shopping, dining and entertainment and minutes from major business campuses. Enjoy the hotel's contemporary decor, combined with city, mountain or pool views. Vines Restaurant serves a unique blend of California cuisine with an extensive wine list.

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Travelodge Santa Clarita 3-star
17843 Sierra Highway (Abon & Sierra Hwy), Santa Clarita, CA 91351
+1 (661) 252 1716

With its mock-Tudor English-style exterior, and a locally renowned restaurant (The Backwoods Inn) across the street, the Travelodge Santa Clarita/Valencia offers a heated pool & spa, and complimentary continental breakfast. Nine miles away is the Six Flags-Magic Mountain amusement park.

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