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Golf Courses at The Alisal

The Alisal’s scenic courses offer a unique experience from fairway to green, leaving golfers to discover something new with every game.

Play beneath a canopy of old-growth trees at the Ranch Course, a par-72 course exclusively for guests and members of the Alisal. Perfect your swing to the sound of the babbling Santa Ynez River, which winds beside the public River Course. Or simply enjoy the quietest place on the ranch at the Ranch Bar & Grill’s 19th hole patio.

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The Ranch Course

The Ranch Course at The Alisal

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.

Ranch Course Amenities: 
  • A well-appointed pro shop
  • Full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch
  • Excellent practice areas
  • A PGA professional staff for private and group instructions
  • Equipment rentals including electric carts, hand carts, and clubs

To book a tee time, call (805) 688-4215

The RIVER Course

At 6,830 yards, the Par 72 River Course is challenging but not punishing. 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.

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. 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.

River Course Amenities: 
  • A well-appointed pro shop
  • Full-service restaurant, the River Grill
  • A PGA professional staff for private and group instructions
  • Equipment rentals including electric carts, hand carts, and clubs

To book a tee time, call (805) 688-6042

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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. Each location carries a complete line of accessories and merchandise to complement your golf game.


Outdoor Dining at The Alisal

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. Don’t miss the 19th hole patio at the Ranch Course, one of the quietest places on the ranch.

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.