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Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Enjoyed the Course!

Played here on a weekday at about noon. It was warm and breezy....not many folks on the course. We... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
Bill M
,
Indio, California
Play while you can

RSM was in surprisingly good shape considering how it's suffered from the drought. Late spring... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2014
Marc C
,
Santa Monica, California
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Jun 26, 2017
“Enjoyed the Course!”
Mar 2, 2017
“Golf on the Mend”
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Championship golf course
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4600 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9709
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877-RSM-1804
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Played here on a weekday at about noon. It was warm and breezy....not many folks on the course. We flew through our round as a twosome - less than three hours. Greens were in excellent condition. Tees and fairways are still suffering from the effects...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Played here last year when it was as dry as a bone. Got to blame it on the drought and water restrictions but what a difference a year makes. The creeks are running and the course has really greened up. Greens were running pretty quick...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

RSM was in surprisingly good shape considering how it's suffered from the drought. Late spring rainstorms have brought the tees and fairways back to life [the greens have always been in excellent shape]. The course staff informed us they have some water in their reservoir...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Marc C
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The staff at this golf course are the friendliest and sincerely nicest people we've ever encountered in our golf careers so far. :) The course is lovely,yes the grass is dormant in places, but not dead, and it doesn't affect your game, the scenery is...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a well laid out golf course within 30 minutes of Montecito and Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, they have been killed by drought conditions. Call first, to see if they have grass (they have not in recent months). If they have grass, could be great....More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I lived on San Marcos Ranch when I was 10 years old. My Dad was Mr. and Mrs. Odell's chauffer. This was way before it became a golf course. It was a working ranch with cattle and horses as well as alfalfa and oat hay....More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Andi H
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Potentially a very nice course but it needs water on the fairways in the worst way. Great layout and scenery and the greens were in great shape but the fairways were like the runway at the airport. Staff was friendly and engaging! With green fairways...More

1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked tee times for this course through a "stay and play" package with a hotel. The golf course failed to let the hotel staff know that the course is dead (except for the greens). We had planned our entire day around our round of...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank ContraCostaMom
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Great course. Great layout. Great greens. Great service. Good food. Fairways are are completely dead and brown and hard as concrete. They have a water shortage. Course is still very playable though and well worth reduced rates.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank mrwolfinca
Reviewed June 26, 2013

While in Santa Barbara for a wedding, we decided mix in some golf. Looked on Trip Advisor and saw that this course was well rated, checked the website and it looked like an outstanding course. WRONG!!!! Took the winding uphill 15 mile journey from town...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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