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La Purisima Golf Course

3455 State Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Lompoc
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: Listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Public Courses in the United States.
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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was one of the hardest courses I've played in California. Narrow in spots, tons of sand traps - deep ones, too, and lots of places to lose wayward balls. Weather in the morning is perfect, beautiful layout, well maintained. When you're ready to challenge yourself, this is the place!

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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a beautiful course! We really enjoyed spending our afternoon at the pristine golf course. Besides the winds blowing like crazy, its well worth the stop and play!

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los angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have played this course dozens of times and find it always thrilling to play. fantastic property with wonderful holes, many unlike those you have played before; Nos. 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14(you know it is coming from the time you are on the first tee), and the closing holes, always into the winds. shoot your handicap and... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

long par fives. excellent layout of green and very challenging. don't forget to get a little snacky snacky from the latina that works the grill on the 10th hole. The food is not exceptional, but her attitude will spice your back 9 up.

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San Antonio
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197 reviews 197 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The price is hard to beat and the course is very pretty. It is not an easy course but not crazy hard either. It is worth the drive to play. Note that this part of the country is presently in a drought so the course is not in ideal conditions. Having said that, it has held up well and not... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I've played La Purisima a number of times and I've always enjoyed it but also agree with others that it's very difficult to score low here. Lots of narrow openings, sloping fairways, and tricky approach shots, combined with afternoon windy conditions, make it an exciting test of one's golf abilities. The course was recently sold, and there is the appearance... More

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Orinda, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Played La Purisima for the first time yesterday. It is a very unique and challenging design with a lot of elevation changes and occasional water hazards. It is a course where local knowledge would be helpful as it is often not obvious what dangers lurk in the distance. The course is a little rough around the edges but the greens... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great, challenging course for golfers of all capabilities. There are the usual ladies tees and the Red, White, Blue and LONG Black tees. Challenging.

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Lompoc, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a well maintained and very challenging golf course. The slope rating tell on part of the tale. If you haven't played here before then be prepared for a very humbling experience. The rough can be totally unforgiving, the wind adds an unexpected hurdle and the greens are slippery and treacherous. Bring extra balls, but don't be surprised if... More

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San Clemente, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There is more than one reason this course is nicknamed "La Piranha". I play here at least a couple of times per year and always enjoy the condition and layout of the track. Be ready, however, to play in stiff, if not outright windy, conditions. The day we played the winds were a consistent 25 mph gusting to 35. Don't... More

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