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Golf at Alisal Ranch


Two Exceptional Courses

Alisal Ranch, nestled in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, boasts two stunning 18-hole professional golf courses. The Ranch Course offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and challenging layout, making it a favorite among golf enthusiasts. The River Course, with its serene landscape and lush fairways, provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and golfing excellence for all.

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the course

Alisal Ranch Golf Course

Designed by the legendary Billy Bell, Jr., our  6,550-yard, par-72 Ranch Course originally opened in 1956 and is exclusively for our guests and club members. This beautiful course was designed around an imposing barranca that winds through it, and you’ll enjoy being surrounded by venerable oaks, pines, sycamores, and eucalyptus. The Ranch Course is also known for its tight fairways and is an excellent challenge for the seasoned golfer.

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the course

Alisal River Course

Open since 1992, the 6,800-yard, par-72 River Course is located along the Santa Ynez River, with beautiful trees and water throughout; the distant Santa Ynez Mountains also contribute to the majestic setting. Elevated tee boxes offer sweeping vistas of the fairways, and the greens are large with moderate undulations. The strategic placement of a variety of hazards rewards length and accuracy without severely penalizing casual and recreational golfers. The River Course is open to the public and ideal for beginners as well as families.

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Experience the peaceful solitude of two breathtaking golf courses and take in the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.

seating area by the Golf River Course
Golf River Course


Golf Memberships at Alisal

Fill out the request form to receive information on our great membership packages at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.

Membership Options

  • Family Membership
  • Junior Membership (under 35 years of age)
  • Signature Membership


Call us directly if you have any questions in regards to Golf Memberships at Alisal and a specialist will get in touch with you.

+1 (800) 425-4725

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Golf Attire

Dress Code

We maintain a dress code to ensure a comfortable and respectful environment for all players. Golfers are required to wear collared shirts and tailored shorts or pants; denim, T-shirts, and athletic shorts are not permitted. Additionally, appropriate golf shoes with soft spikes are required to preserve the quality of the course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re planning your first visit or you’re a seasoned member, this resource aims to provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your experience. If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us directly.

Is the Ranch Grill open to the public?
What is the minimum age requirement to drive a golf cart?
Does the Ranch Course have reciprocal agreements with other private clubs?
Are rental sets available at the Ranch Course?
Is the Ranch Course open to the public?

The spirit of adventure.

At Alisal Ranch, we start each day with an unrelenting curiosity—and we invite you to do the same. There’s no better place to connect with the passionate, pioneering spirit, or to spend meaningful moments with friends and family. Take the road less traveled, breathe a little deeper, feel the power of nature, and dream under the stars.

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