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Sandpiper Golf Club. This super-scenic course sits on the ocean bluffs and combines stunning views with a challenging game. 7925 Hollister Ave., 14 miles north of downtown off U.S. 101, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. 805/968–1541. www.sandpipergolf.com. 18 holes. 7,000 yds. Par 72. Greens Fee: $139/$159. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.
Santa Barbara Golf Club. The well-maintained public club—among the area's most affordable—occupies a hilltop site with sweeping views of mountains, ocean, and islands. Hotel guests receive greens-fee discounts by showing a room keycard. 3500 McCaw Ave., at Las Positas Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93105. 805/687–7087. www.thesantabarbaragolfclub.com. 18 holes. 6,037 yds. Par 70. Greens Fees: $48/$58. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.
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