8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California 93117, US
(805) 968-0100
Location Map

About Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton, Santa Barbara is sandwiched between the golden beaches of the Pacific and surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains. The 358-room resort takes inspiration from the Mediterranean. Its collection of amenities include a 42,000-square-foot spa, three saltwater infinity pools, six restaurants and two beaches. It is adjacent to the Sandpiper Golf Club, which has been dubbed "The Poor Man's Pebble Beach" for its more affordable green fees and oceanfront scenery.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres78
Year Opened2000
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Reviews

3.3
70 Reviews (70)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

A must play venue.

All I can say is WOW!! Outstanding course even with the greens being punched and sanded. Super friendly staff I have played Torrey Pines and it rates better in all area. Just saying. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Aeration deal of $40 so can't complain

Great day, cold and dreary day, but on a warm day we could tell the view is fantastic. Back 9 was closed, so only played front 9. Front 9 not too pretty. Kids juniors were behind us, so it's nice to see a course that supports our up and coming players! They rocked their swings too! With the greens punched, it was almost impossible to play. But for $40 bucks, we had nothing to complain about. Introduced us to wanting to play again if the weather and course conditions are normal. Nice starter guy! Funny guy in the golf shop. Bathrooms could use a good cleaning. A bit dirty in the womens restroom stalls. Especially the inside stall doors. The floor in the stalls are very dirty. Would love coolers on the carts.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Round

Beautiful course, great staff, a little windy. Course was in great condition for February.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course!!

Course is in good shape... Greens are super fast! I played it with some buddies and they hyped up the course! Boy did it live up to the hype! Awesome views and a very fair course! I would suggest everybody that has the chance to play this def should! Staff is very friendly also! Good times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful Course along the Course

The course was beautiful and we played at our own pace. It is challenging but I would definitely like to come back and play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, great views.

Course was in great shape, greens were rolling really well, except for ball-marks that evidently are not in vogue to repair. Had a very pleasant round. Weather was great, play was less than 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

ocean view

it's in between bajamar and pebble beach.
The price is also in the middle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was in good shape, and the pace of play was great after we played through a very slow foursome.

We would recommend that management play closer attention to the maintenance of their non-golf facilities. The restrooms needed a good cleaning and the restaurant seemed shabby. We were surprised at the lack of maintenance on the non-golf areas.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

looking a bit wintry this week but the greens are rolling how I imagine they do on the pro tour.

played as a single first off the tee in the morning on a thursday. played it under 3 hours. played it again at 1015am and picked up a single around hole 6. closer to 4 hours due to people ahead of us. I love the track. looks a bit rough right now but it still plays great. greens are not joking around. good luck staying below the pin. all greens slope back to front.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Overpriced

Course had excellent views of the ocean and a nice layout - but not worth the $155.00 w/cart - I thought golf now was supposed to offer discounts - SANDPIPER's discount was the regular price - not even a senior discount.......

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE