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4.7
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7105 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.6

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2022 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2022 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2022 #15) (2017 #19)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2022 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2022 #1) (2017 #25) (2016 #8)

Reviews

4.7
166 Reviews (166)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Elevation Changes 37
Undulating Greens 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Locals 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 43
In the 'Burbs 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

La Purisima

Played the Blues (6670/73.1/136) with GK Guru's Gary & Pedro in brisk, breezy early morning conditions that warmed up to quite pleasant by the conclusion of the round. We played in around 4.5 H and enjoyed the surroundings. The tees were above average with adequate coverage. Several are crowned but only the par 3's needed divot repair. Only #3 (coots) was in poor shape. The rough was lush, thick and punitive. Forget advancing clubs their regular distance out of this stuff. Much thicker than most So Cal courses, tough to chip out of or hit the longer clubs necessary to reach the green if you miss the fairway here. The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick sand. The large greens were mostly smooth, putted medium fast speed and held approach shots well. Only #2 (coots) was not in well above average condition. Biggest negative is that there is no GPS on the carts and this is one of the poorest marked courses for yardage I have ever played. The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. No drink cart, but adequate water on the course. Fun, very demanding layout. Love that there are zero houses anywhere close and all the old oak trees around the course. I get beat up by this course every time I play here but still enjoy the experience. Recommended = Yes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf course

First time playing at this course definitely I’ll be back. Loved the greens the fairways were in good conditions. One downside I wish there were more cart path, rides were little choppy. Overall I enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Having driven 4 hours from the San Francisco Bay area my expectations were high and LA parisma did not disappoint! It is a true test of golf from any of the tee boxes with great course conditions and one of the best layouts on the coast that I have seen. Is the golf staff all great big smiles and warm welcomes and we're absolutely there to answer any questions. For the price of a round of golf here I would say why play anywhere else?!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape

I feel very fortunate to call this my home course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Always a Challenge

One of the toughest courses I know... Beautiful landscape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

It was fun to play this course, the course was challenging, love the course layouts. Greens were pretty challenging, they rolled true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A beautiful challenge

La Purisima is a beautiful challenging layout. A golfer needs to think and execute nearly every shot. Many bunkers, that are well maintained, protect the holes as well as coastal Oaks. The views of the surrounding areas are stunningly beautiful. The staff is friendly and welcoming. There is also a beautiful club house and restaurant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

So good!!!

Absolutely best course on the Central Coast. If you have not played here I highly recommend it. The greens are super fast and the layout is awesome. Best part is you don't see any homes and the changing topography really makes this a special place. I would play here everyday if I could.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

They lost what was great, still good but course is fading...

For years La Purisima was the best course in Central CA. In both conditions and design. But over the last 7+ years, the course has been on decline. The turf is a mess of dead grass, mud, mushy spots, mixed grasses and puddles. Its not as if they dont have water, the course is super wet in places and is green, it is just poorly tended. The results are greens that are variant in speed from hole to hole and the tee boxes are full of divots, dead spots and lumps. Last time I was there I watched a maintenance guy drive his cart across the 3rd green! Then get out his weed whacker and cut the edges of the bunker until they were rock, he then left the cuttings in the sand and then drive into and out of another bunker on his way to where ever he was headed directly in front of a 4some teeing it up on the tee….

In addition to the poor conditions and greens, they've made some rather odd changes to the course in the last few years. None good. Removed bunkers on 7 that were a key part of the hole's defense and its beauty. They've removed bunkers on 15, which destroyed the design of a once great par 5 and the previous hole, 14… what the heck are you supposed to do there??? So while the course is a great track, its no longer worth the drive. If you’re close, give it a round. If you’re not, spare the drive until they get this place back into decent shape. Until then, its a shell of its former self.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

I love La P but slow play

The course was lovely, we played with a really nice (& good) player, but the slow pace was killer. 5-hr round that felt longer. We had to wait on pretty much EVERY shot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

I played in a sanctioned tournament, so the course was in good shape. THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR BEGINNERS, it is ranked in the top 50 most difficult courses in the US.
You must be accurate off the tee, and precise with your irons.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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