River Course at Alisal
|White (W)||72||6099 yards||75.7||132|
|Red (W)||72||5710 yards||73.8||128|
|Gold M: 73.3/127||570||386||420||226||583||395||438||358||172||3548||430||539||147||391||523||356||399||123||374||3282||6830|
|Blue M: 71.1/122||563||368||400||206||563||376||407||331||150||3364||411||521||134||356||498||337||370||106||354||3087||6451|
|White M: 69.6/118 W: 75.8/131||527||352||380||186||532||358||397||311||131||3174||402||466||128||340||484||320||363||89||333||2925||6099|
|Red M: 67.0/115 W: 73.8/128||465||340||369||136||519||339||381||302||126||2977||384||450||111||325||476||250||346||82||309||2733||5710|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Course has potential
The tee boxes need some help and the greens are shaggy. But standard layout and good for the price I reckon.
The course was very well kept and the scenery was beautiful. The course had its challenges but was not too punishing. Fun to play.
Really enjoyed the course and amenities Lunch was excellent at the Ranch course lounge
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.
The golf course was good value for the price. The cart paths could use some work.
Good but not Great at Alisal
I have mixed feelings about this course. I want to like it but always find it slightly disappointing, especially considering the relatively high rates. I only come up if I get a deal. It's a pleasant drive to go up to Solvang if you are from SoCal, and you can make a day of it in the Santa Ynez valley. The setting of the course is scenic and breezy. The layout is reasonably interesting. It's a relatively new course designed to be accessible to resort-level players. Meanwhile their older, more traditional 18 on the ranch is only open to people staying at the resort. The River Course is just dumbed down a bit too much for me. Other mid-level players may like it fine.
The greens I find the most frustrating. They are rolling nice now and are pretty hard, but almost every green is flat as a pancake, and pretty large, so you are in for a day of lag putts and tap-ins. Pace of play this particular Sunday was very poor. I got to know the foursomes behind and in front of us, as we met at every tee box. Overall I just wish it were 10% more challenging, but I am a low handicap player. Up the road in Lompoc, La Purisma is a much better challenge. But the river course is a pretty. pleasant place. People rave about the restaurant too. I haven't tried it but it is always busy. Oh, and at any of these area courses, beware the poison oak!
This is a nice course, being on the Central Coast is great. When you finish your round you can go for a bite to eat in Solvang.
Today was very windy which was a little bit of a struggle for us playing.
Beautiful day of golf
A windy day, but it was fun & sunshine out! Pace of play a little slow but not too bad. FaIrways had good roll, greens consistent, pretty flat course. We will play this again when in the area.