Montecito Club

920 Summit Rd, Santa Barbara,California,93108
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(805) 969-3216
Detailed description

Montecito Club, previously named Montecito Country Club, is a Private 18 holes golf course located in Santa Barbara, California.

The course first opened for play in 1922. The course was designed by Max Behr. The course was closed in 2016 for a total course renovation by Jack Nicklaus. 

The three-year renovation and rebranding included not just the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, it also included a 4,800 sq.-ft. ballroom, 6,500 sq.-ft. fitness center with a “Kids Club,” a state-of-the-art screening room and movie theater, the state’s largest private-club pool complex, and an AMF Bowling Alley complete with arcade games. Ty Warner— hotelier and Beanie Baby manufacturer—said his goal was to “create the best country club in the world.”

The renovations and additions came at a reported price of $75 million.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,239 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,794 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 543 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 108 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 448-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Montecito Golf Course is # 14, a 153 yard par-3.