Sandpiper Golf Course
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Sandpiper Golf Course

7925 Hollister Ave, Goleta,California,93117
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(805) 968-1541
Detailed description

Sandpiper Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Goleta, California.

Sandpiper Golf Course first opened for play in 1972. The course was designed by William F. Bell.

Sandpiper Golf Course provides a challenging game and great scenery. Because of the six holes that play along a cliff above the ocean and provide great views, the course has been referred to as the "poor man's Pebble Beach."

#10, a 381-yard, par 4 and #11, a 224-yard, par 3, are particularly interesting and enjoyable to play. Hole #10 has a downhill, dogleg left fairway with the Pacific Ocean providing the background for the green. On hole #11 you tee off from a cliff that is about eighty feet above the green, again with the ocean in back of the green.

The fairways are fairly open with some trees in play if you get off the fairways. There are several holes that play uphill or downhill from the tee. The greens are medium to large in size and are sloped but not very undulated. Most of the greens and tees are elevated.

Although #18 is not one of the six holes with tees or greens on the Pacific Ocean, it is the only hole with water in play (a pond). #18, is a 174-yard, par 3, where you tee off from a cliff, over a lake, to the green below. 

Kenneth H. Hunter, Jr. developed this course, along with Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles and La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc. All three courses have received recognition as outstanding courses.

Sandpiper Golf Course plays to a par-72 and a maximum distance of 7,068 yards The course rating is 74.5 and the slope rating is 134.