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Nice course with great views

Good mix of holes and tee options, beautiful views of the Pacific ocean, good condition, friendly... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2013
Chris E
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Tucson, Arizona
Great spot to have lunch!

While the food in the coffee shop is pretty basic, sandwiches and salads, the view is fantastic and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2013
MaryE995
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Pasadena, California
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Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens on a spectacular seaside links-style layout.
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7925 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2421
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+1 805-968-1541
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Friendly and helpful staff. The course had a beautiful view of the ocean and the course was in good condition. Pace of play was good. Cost was on the high side but lower if you played after 2 PM.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank lcmm03
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Because I agree with him so completely, I'm going to copy johnbhansen's review of Jan. 2013. "Here's the lowdown...staff are friendly, greens are pretty decent, views of the ocean are excellent on 6 holes, but the tees, fairways, and rough are "public course" poor, and...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank ContraCostaMom
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Good mix of holes and tee options, beautiful views of the Pacific ocean, good condition, friendly staff. Location, location, location.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Chris E
Reviewed 28 May 2013

While the food in the coffee shop is pretty basic, sandwiches and salads, the view is fantastic and the prices great.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank MaryE995
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Delicious breakfasts, some awesome sandwiches. Moderate prices are perfect. The terrace on a nice day can't be beat and offers a fabulous view. Great spot for a meal or beer o'clock.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Andi_and_Lou
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Didn't expect much so we were not too disappointed. Great views though. The food was very basic and the toast not even warm.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A fantastic setting for golf. The ocean views are amazing. The course is okay but a few holes are flat out poorly designed. Weekend prices (which start on Friday) and their use of extremely high grass just past the rough (slows play) are negatives. Helpful...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Sandpiper is a public golf course in Goleta, just west of Santa Barbara. It is situated on a stunning property overlooking the Pacific. We went out there to have lunch at the Grill. It is a casual place, with indoor and outdoor seating, all with...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank FlyingHome
Reviewed 19 February 2013

OMG what a beautiful course. Blows away Torrey and Pebble. There are 2 holes that are a stones throw away from the waters edge. Anyone who says anything other than the course is increcible must not like the coast.

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank trippy l
Reviewed 24 January 2013

What a great location overlooking the Pacific Ocean; nice little food cafe and golf shop; pleasant staff. Some friends called it "the poor man's Pebble Beach" - I wouldn't go so far as to say that, its ridiculous, but the price is right and the...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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