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La Cumbre Country Club
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La Cumbre Country Club

4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara,California,93110
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(805) 682-3131
Detailed description

The club dates to 1908. The course was opened for play in 1920. Captain George Thomas, whose resume would include, Pine Valley, Merion, Bel-Air, Riviera and The Los Angeles Country Club, was hired to build the eighteen hole course with the highest design standards of the time. William P. Bell collaborated with the design.

The front nine is narrow and lined with oak trees, the back nine has water hazards coming into play on five holes and numerous sand bunkers.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6406 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5701 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 529 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 154 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 8, a 402 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 17, a 156 yard par-4.

The signature hole is #13, a 215-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot past the large lake that borders the left side of the green. In addition, a second green may be used for this hole, requiring a 155-yard tee shot to an island green. Tee times are only reserved for Sundays. Nine holes are closed for maintenance every Monday.