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Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship

Every year, The Alisal delivers one of the most exciting public golf tournaments in Santa Barbara County. Traverse both the Ranch and River Course during this two-day championship, which features some of the area’s best amateur golfers.

4th annual championship

Join us November 6-7, 2021 for the 4th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship. Register by October 31, 2021, to play in this amateur tournament that features play on both the Ranch and River Courses. Final day pairings sorted by flight, then by score from highest to lowest.

Grand Prize (Each Flight):

3 Day 2 Night Golf Vacation Package: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort: Double Occupancy w/ Breakfast & Golf Voucher (Transportation Not Included) and $250.00 Golf Shop Credit

2021 Championship Registration

Tournament schedule

The field of golfers play in multiple flights. The winners of each flight then compete in a sudden-death showdown for the grand prize: their name on the Alisal’s championship trophy, pro shop credit, and a stay and play package to the ranch.

day one

Hole #2 at Alisal River Golf Course in Solvang, CA

Play on the wide-open Alisal River Course. This par-72 course opened in 1992 and is The Alisal’s only public course. The River Course is tucked beside the Santa Ynez River and is beginner-friendly, making it the perfect way to ease into the championship.

Day two

Golf Course with mountain views at Alisal

Face the tighter fairways of the Alisal Ranch Course. This par-72 course opened in 1956. Outside of the tournament, this course is exclusively for guests and members of The Alisal. Round out the tournament on a course that’s as beautiful as it is challenging.

3rd annual championship results

Golfers took to the green for the 3rd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship in 2019. The Championship Flight results ended in a sudden-death playoff between John Pate, Bobby Schaffer, and Brandon Gama. Brandon Gama swept the championship, but all three flight winners walked away with a share of the prize money, $250 in pro shop credit, and a Play and Stay Package.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

Championship Flight — Brandon Gama

A Flight — Lance Grindle

B Flight — Jim Vreeland

2019 Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship winners including Lance Grindle, Brandon Gama, and Jim Vreeland

Brandon Gama (center), Lance Grindle (left), Jim Vreeland (right)

Tournament Scores & Results

Championship Flight

Championship Flight Score Gross Payout
Brandon Gama 143 1st $250.00
John Pate 143 2nd $225.00
Bobby Schaeffer 143 2nd $225.00
Tanner Shean 148 4th $150.00
Preston Foy 150 5th $100.00
Adam Crook 151 6th $75.00
Robbie Birch 152 7th $50.00
Total Purse: $1,075.00

Flight A

A Flight Score Net PAYOUT
Lance Grindle 141 1st $250.00
Chad Winans 142 2nd $250.00
John Nicholas 148 3rd $200.00
Paul Kaatz 151 4th $150.00
Total Purse: $850.00

Flight B

B Flight Score Net Payout
Jim Vreeland 143 1st $250.00
Loren Fenske 149 2nd $250.00
Jim Shupe 150 3rd $200.00
Ken Hennessee 154 4th $125.00
Dan Nielsen 154 4th $125.00
Total Purse: $950.00
Closest-to-the-Pin Flight Prize
Bobby Schaeffer Champ ProV (1 doz)
Lance Grindle A ProV (1 doz)
Loren Fenske B ProV (1 doz)

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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.