Bacara is Paradise for Santa Barbara Golfing

Three Nearby Golf Resorts

For the best golfing in Santa Barbara, CA, guests of Bacara Resort can choose from three 18-hole championship golf courses: Sandpiper Golf Club, Glen Annie and Rancho San Marcos. Enjoy first-class amenities along the scenic foothills of our three nearby Santa Barbara golf resorts, where both private and group instruction is also available. In addition, Bacara’s golf resort in Santa Barbara makes it easier than ever to take advantage of the area’s award-winning golf courses. Browse through our golf resort packages here.

Tee times and other golf arrangements can be made through Bacara’s concierge, or by calling the resort in advance at 805.968.0100. Check out the Santa Barbara golf courses below to find your perfect retreat.


Sandpiper Golf Club

An Inspiring combination of challenge and beauty is brought to you at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With its breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper Golf Club offers a truly memorable experience for Santa Barbara golfing.

The championship Santa Barbara golf course has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in the country. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links-style layout. Sandpiper Golf Club’s dynamic design attracts players of all skill levels, including players of the highest caliber.

Measuring over 7000 yards, with championship rating of 74.5, Sandpiper Golf Club has challenged the abilities of the PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments including: The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women’s Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying school.

NEW Titleist Guest Sets are available for $80 and include 2-sleeves (6 balls) of Sandpiper Logo Titleist NXT golf balls. Available in both men’s & ladies’ Right & Left handed sets.

Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara combines traditional championship golf with spectacular surroundings, providing Bacara guests with something much more than a round of golf. Visit Sandpiper Golf Club’s official website for more information.


Glen Annie

Glen Annie is situated within Santa Barbara’s rolling foothills, embracing magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Designed by Robert Muir Graves and Damien Pascuzzo, Glen Annie opened in 1997, and since then, this Santa Barbara golf course has received high rating by both Golf Digest and FORE Magazine.

The 6,500-yard, par 71 course is just two miles from Bacara Resort & Spa. Visit Glen Annie’s official website for more information.


Rancho San Marcos

Since its inception, San Marcos Golf Course continues to offer a new level of Santa Barbara golfing – for its quality and customer service to Bacara guests.

At 6,939 yards and a par 71, Rancho San Marcos provides golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable and rewarding golf experience.

Rancho San Marcos encompasses an incredible piece of property with magnificent vistas surrounded by nature’s beauty. Combined with the skills of master course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bacara guests have the unparalleled Santa Barbara golf experience. Mr. Jones used the natural beauty of the land, the centuries-old oak trees, and several historic ranch buildings to create the ambiance of a classic course steeped in history.

Rancho San Marcos has received only the highest accolades from the golfing community. Golf Magazine named it one of the “Top 10 Golf Courses You Can Play.” and Golf Digest gave Rancho San Marcos 4 ½ stars among the top 201 golf courses in the United States. Rancho San Marcos and its stunning scenery has also been featured in national advertising campaigns for both print and television. Visit Rancho San Marcos’ official website for more information.