The Valley Club of Montecito

1901 East Valley Rd,

Santa Barbara, California 93108

  • Office

    +1 (805) 969 4681
  • Fax

    +1 (805) 969 6174

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929); modifications by Tom Doak (2018).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6750
Par
72
SSS or slope
72.6

Location

Latitude:

34.433036

Longitude:

-119.615192

How to get there:

6 miles E of downtown Santa Barbara.

The Valley Club of Montecito

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1929

The Valley Club of Montecito: This private golf club (open to members and their guests only) is home to one of California's finest golf courses. Usually described as one of Alister MacKenzie's more understated designs, there is nothing understated about the size and quantity of the bunkering that protects the excellent and subtly sloping greens. On many occasions a high-flighted approach is required to clear the bunkering and put you safely onto the fast and true putting surfaces. In a charming and peaceful environment, with pleasant inland views onto the Santa Ynes Mountains, your full repertoire of shots will be called on to score well at this deceptively testing and elegantly laid out course. Straight and accurate driving is demanded on several tee-shots, with large multi-million dollar villas line many of the holes, some of them unnervingly "in range" for anything hit too far offline.
List of courses: Central Coast, CA

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Valley Club of Montecito is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

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Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 86th best course in the USA and 11th best in California.

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