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Golf Digest 4 Star Rated

The River Course at the Alisal presents golfers with breathtaking panoramas of the brilliant hues of the foothills and the Santa Ynez Mountains and Valley. The Course features four lakes and often follows the meandering path of the Santa Ynez River. Gentle mounds define the manicured fairways and bentgrass greens accented by mature live oaks, native sycamores and elderberry trees, creating a "must play" golf experience for all.

At 6,830 yards, the Par 72 layout is challenging but not punishing. The strategic placement of a variety of hazards rewards length & accuracy without severely penalizing recreational golfers. The moderate central California climate and meticulous golf course maintenance provide excellent year-round playing conditions. The fairways appear wide, but mounding along the sides requires accuracy to avoid sidehill lies. Elevated tees offer sweeping vistas of the fairways below, while the greens are large with moderate undulations that roll consistent and true.


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Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Confidence, Courtesy, Judgement, Honesty, Perseverance
Correct Posture and Stance, Proper Aiming, Good Golf Grip
Full Swing, Half Swing, Chipping, Putting, Bunker Play

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Great Golf Outings

Great Course. Better Outing.

Imagine hosting your golf outing or event on 18 magnificent holes with spectacular views and great golf course conditions. Now add in a friendly “can do” staff attitude giving the highest level of service you'd expect to ensure your event is an overwhelming success. Find out why The River Course attracts outings, charity, and corporate events from Santa Barbara County and all over California, and why our patrons return year after year.

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Upcoming Events

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Recent News

  • Golf Specials

    Check Out our RATES page for current rates & specials. Due to course renovations in certain areas, Winter Rules are in effect for those areas marked by our golf course maintenance team.

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Current Weather

Mostly clear


Solvang, CA

Humidity: 90%
Wind: NNW at 14 mph
Tuesday 40°F | 64°F Mostly cloudy
Wednesday 34°F | 62°F Partly cloudy
Thursday 36°F | 63°F Partly cloudy
Friday 41°F | 64°F Mostly cloudy
Saturday 44°F | 63°F Partly cloudy

Club Memberships

Become an Association Member

Are you looking for a reason to play more golf, have more fun, have privileged golf course access, participate in fun events, and make deeper friendships with other who enjoy the same hobbies you do? If you answered yes to at least 1 of those questions and you live within 60 minutes of the course...we have exactly what you're looking for! It's time to consider a Men's or Women's 'Club' membership...and it's a great deal more simple than you think. Learn more by clicking the appropriate option below:

Men's Club    Women's Club