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Golf Near Solvang

The ancient oaks, manicured fairways and greens, and spectacular panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains make our two private, 18-hole championship courses a favorite among golf aficionados.

Championship Play for all skill levels

Book a tee time and discover elevated play at our two private golf courses in Solvang. Our golf packages also offer unlimited golf, making it the perfect stay and play opportunity for golf aficionados.

Stay and Play

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Alisal Ranch Golf Course

Alisal Ranch Golf Course - Alisal Resort in Solvang California

Designed by legendary Billy Bell, Jr., Alisal’s 6,550-yard, par 72 Ranch Course originally opened in 1956 and is exclusively for our guests and club members. The course can be enjoyed year-round and is an excellent challenge for the seasoned golfer. We know you’ll find this course as beautiful as it is challenging.

PGA Professional: Dave Hartley
Director of Golf
Golf Shop: 805-688-4215

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Designed by the legendary Billy Bell Jr., the Ranch Course, open since 1956, is exclusively for guests and members. This par-72 course stretches for 6,550 yards and is distinguished by tight fairways. It is surrounded by venerable oaks, sycamores, and eucalyptus, and was designed around an imposing barranca that winds through the entire course. The Ranch Course features a well-appointed pro shop, full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and excellent practice areas. A PGA professional staff is standing by to provide private and group instructions. Electric carts, hand carts, and clubs are available for rent. Please call 805-688-4215 to reserve a starting time.

Alisal River Golf Course

Alisal River Golf Course - Alisal Resort in Solvang California

Open since 1992, the 6800-yard, par 72 River Course at the Alisal, is located along the Santa Ynez River, with the mountains forming a majestic panorama in the distance. The River Course is open year-round for the public to enjoy and is ideal for beginners, as well as families.

PGA Professional: Jeff Raymond
Head Golf and Teaching Professional
Golf Shop: 805-688-6042

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Alisal River Golf Course Scorecard

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At 6,830 yards, the Par 72 River Course is challenging but not punishing. The strategic placement of a variety of hazards rewards length and accuracy without severely penalizing casual and recreational golfers. The moderate central California climate and meticulous maintenance provide excellent year-round playing conditions. The fairways appear wide but mounding along the sides requires accuracy to avoid side-hill lies. Elevated tee boxes offer sweeping vistas of the fairways below and the greens are large with moderate undulations, making them a delight to putt.

The front nine finishes with a 172 yard Par 3 that plays down a hill and across Alamo Pintado Creek, which runs the width of the course. The back nine opens with the No. 2 handicap hole, a 430-yard Par 4 which plays downwind with the tee shot through a chute of trees. Another stand of trees runs down the left side of the fairway, and a gaping bunker guards the right side.

As the setting sun casts an array of lavenders, purples, and blues against the Santa Ynez Mountains, the last four holes traverse a plateau below the clubhouse. The Signature 123 yard 17th hole looks simple enough, but it’s surrounded by water and sand, but the most challenging of the final four is the 15th hole which plays uphill across the creek. As your round culminates on the 18th green, golfers are invited to experience the full beauty of the River Course from the terrace of our full-service River Grill.

Both courses provide:

  • Pro Shop with Professional Sales Advice
  • Full-Service Restaurant and Bar offering Breakfast and Lunch
  • Putting and Practice Areas
  • Golf Schools and Clinics
  • Private and Group Instruction by PGA Professional Staff
  • Electric and Hand Carts and Clubs for Rent


The Pro Shops

The pro shops at the Ranch and River courses are your full-service golfing headquarters. Enjoy access to a range of fashion apparel, the latest golf shoes, equipment, and accessories.  You’ll love our logo sweatshirts, hats, and other items. The pro shops offer items at competitive prices and carry a wide range of items including one of the area’s best selection of women’s apparel. The staff is always happy to provide you with quick, knowledgeable, and friendly service. Each location carries a complete line of accessories and merchandise to complement your golf game.

When looking for help with your game, or looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life, just ask one of our team members for assistance. The team is happy to help you select, wrap and ship gifts that for you. Gift cards are also available in the shop.


Dining & Event Facilities

Whether you’ve just finished your round of golf, or you just want to stop in for lunch or a cocktail, both courses offer beautiful views from the patios that can be enjoyed year-round. Both the River and Ranch golf courses have ample indoor and outdoor space for your next private event.

Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.