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4.3
176 Reviews (176)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
93.7%
Recommend this course
161 out of 176 reviews
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4.3
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 40 reviews
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4.4
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.0%
Recommend this course
71 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6830 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.7
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River Course at the Alisal
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Daray, Jr. (1992) Stephen Halsey (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
176 Reviews (176)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 17
Drinks 13
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Water Hazards 20
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Walkers 17
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
Near Local Attractions 15
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Alisal River

Beautiful golf course with great views. Their restaurant is hobbled by COVID.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course with stunning views

The course is in great shape during winter. Fairways and greens are perfect. It is a challenging course that still makes you feel good to play it. The greens are fast and fun to play. Some of the best bunkers around that are large and deep with sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
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 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time here, had a great time.

Great course, very scenic. Could perhaps use another bathroom somewhere along the course; it has 2.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent app Teeoff

Great weather, the course with in excellent condition especially this time of year. During the fall when the leaves start falloff the trees , when at times your unable to find your ball, that wasn’t the case, the staff was very friendly, The snack bar attendant was very friendly! To top it off you couldn’t beat the PRICE. Using the TeeOff app!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent layout!

Course was excellent condition, the three other guys I played with were fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sidestep the Sideways Golf Course

Course condition was rough, lots of dead spots and beat up greens and tee boxes. Driving range was hard to find and in poor condition. Luckily I found a deal on GolfNow otherwise I would say the course is overpriced.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing experience

Being from this area I have played the course before and have always enjoyed the experience. I was disappointed to learn that the greens had just been punched and feel that this should have been posted on the website and also on the Golf Now app. At least offer a discount because putting is half the experience. The rough around the greens was to high and at times it was difficult to even find then chip your ball. The pace of play was ridiculous and I finally drove past three foursomes and had clear sailing for the last five holes. Other than the greens the course was in good condition and the setting is beautiful. The Santa Ynez Valley is a special place. Clubhouse and outside dining are very nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched green

Why is this always a secret I would of like to have known this was done so I could have gone elsewhere. Other than the greens the course was great

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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