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4.3
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
91.2%
Recommend this course
142 out of 153 reviews
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4.5
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 44 reviews
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4.4
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 58 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
153 Reviews (153)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Family tournament

Jeff made this annual family tournament a real treat . Helped with all that was needed to make this not only a great experience but an overall great time . Jeff went beyond what we expected but look forward to next year when we will hopefully have more family playing golf. Thanks buddy you are awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great place to play golf

Great golf course. But I don't want the course to get crowded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but tough rough and high winds

Enjoyable round. Course is in decent shape, can be tough to play due to thick rough and high wind gusts in the afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Valentines / Couples Day in September

First time playing the course in a foursome and our round was adversely affected by whoever was running the tee sheet and scheduled twosome after twosome after twosome after our foursome ...

We let the first of four twosome play through at the turn, but the entire day felt pressured and rushed even though we finished 18 in 4:30...

Course conditions were pretty good, but there were many ball marks on the greens (thanks fellow players - NOT...)

Quite a few doglegs and lots of trees (and their dropped leaves) lining the fairways created a few situations resulting in lost balls... Quite a few unmowed areas off the fairways as well contributed to lost balls and we think that other players might have picked up our golf balls...

Popular place as there were players everywhere and the layout reminded us of a downscale muni like Westlake Golf Course....

All in all, it was a frustrating day and a two hour commute that resulted in a sub-optimal experience for a course I cannot recommend...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course!

Greens were in great shape and played true. The only thing I found bad were the sand traps, or make that no sand traps. Little sand and hard packed made hitting out a challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

6-some

Great course. Great staff.

Only issue was that a 6-some was allowed to play by the marshal. It disrupted the round for several groups. The marshal made an attempt to skip the group up a couple holes but they bogged things down again on the back nine. It disrupted any chance of playing at a normal rhythm

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course has potential

The tee boxes need some help and the greens are shaggy. But standard layout and good for the price I reckon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

The course was very well kept and the scenery was beautiful. The course had its challenges but was not too punishing. Fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice

Really enjoyed the course and amenities Lunch was excellent at the Ranch course lounge

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice time of Year to play Alisal

For current conditions: Greens are fairly hard and true. Fairway nicely maintained. Check weather report for wind conditions. If foggy on the coast it's windy at Alisal. Overall a pleasant experience and a great location in Solvang. Worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The golf course was good value for the price. The cart paths could use some work.

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