It’s Tee Off Time . . . Fore!

alisal-guest-ranch-golfSpring has sprung and there’s more hours of daylight—so now’s the chance for you and/or someone you know to get out and play more golf (just like they’re doing this week at the Masters Tournament in Augusta—I’ve actually attended five times and it is magnificent there—yet here in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley, we can play year-round!)  So get ready to shout “fore” in style soon!

Surrounded by rolling hills, ranches and vineyards, our local golf courses definitely have some great scenery to enhance your play time. Just five minutes from downtown Solvang, The River Course at The Alisal is situated on the banks of the Santa Ynez River against a backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and was prominently featured in the 2004 Oscar-winning movie Sideways; plus the River Terrace overlooking the course is a delicious place for breakfast and/or lunch.

In the nearby Santa Rita Hills wine country west of Buellton, check out La Purisima Golf Course created by world-renowned course architect Robert Muir in 1986 on 309 acres. Zaca Creek Golf Course is a sweet 9-hole, par-29 public course in Buellton. Rancho San Marcos gracefully saddles the natural topography meandering amid a plethora of ancient oaks just 30 minutes away down Scenic Highway 154.

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