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“Top shelf golf course needs some upkeep” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Purisima Golf Course

La Purisima Golf Course
3455 State Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
805-735-8395
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Lompoc
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Public Courses in the United States.
Boston
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“Top shelf golf course needs some upkeep”
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 of some improvements. New golf carts now are available, and some landscaping work has begun. The cart paths need a lot of work - we felt as though we were four-wheeling rather than navigating a golf course. The driving range needs upkeep.

The last thing is the first thing. When we arrived at 9:15am on a Saturday for our 9:45am tee time, we were looking for a cup of coffee to get our morning started. The restaurant advised that the coffee machine broke three days prior. Suggestion to management - go buy a $30 Mr. Coffee and offer your golf visitors a hot cup of coffee upon arrival!

Visited November 2013
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Orinda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Challenging Golf Course”
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 and fairways were in excellent condition. It was a calm day but I understand that it can be quite windy at times which would increase the difficulty. It is a course I would definitely want to play again if I am in the area, especially if I could duplicate the great weather of yesterday.

Visited October 2013
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LOMPOC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tough course”
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.

Visited February 2013
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Lompoc, California, United States
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“Phenomenal Course”
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 you play only one ball but finish 10 strokes over your handicap. GOOD LUCK!!

Visited June 2013
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San Clemente, California
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“Hold onto your hat!”
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 be deterred...as it is a really fun, quality course on which to spend a few hours.

Visited May 2013
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