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La Purisima Golf Course Awarded Best Playing Conditions 2017 Santa Barbara County

Best Playing Conditions 2017 La Purisima Golf Course - Santa Barbara County

Greenskeeper.Org Awards La Purisima Golf Course – Santa Barbara County’s Best Playing Conditions 2017

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Congratulations to La Purisima Golf Course for winning Best Playing Conditions 2017 for Santa Barbara County.

Not to be confused with “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing consistently the best greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes and bunkers around.

The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience.  It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.  A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux.’s trademark and creed, “Know Before You Go”®, centers on communicating these current playing conditions. The rating system used on is in part created by superintendents.

How Awards Winners Are Determined

Golf Course reviews and ratings submitted by our 70,000+ community are tabulated over 12 months. Winners are determined for each area.

We divide awards into 11 sections —  Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Palm Springs Area, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California, Central California, Northern California and Southern Nevada.

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#Recent Golf Course Review

Posted: 01/06/18 8:57p
Member Since: Jan 24, 2005
From: chatsworth

Golf Playing Conditions 7.73 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.73 GREAT

Played 1-6-18 first out as a single playing in a little under 2 1/2 hours. With nobody in front of me, nobody behind me, and no maintenance people around it felt like I had my own private golf course. Course conditions haven’t changed much since last time I played here. Rough my have been cut down a little lower, and greens were a little softer, but everything else was in the same good shape.

Posted: 11/18/17 1:03p
Member Since: Apr 26, 2003
From: Santa Monica, CA

One of the best and most challenging courses in CA. The course is in a beautiful area with rolling hills and trees if you hit your shots offline. The course looks benign but it is very tough. While the fairways and greens are in excellent shape, the rough is bumpy, can be very tough and is inconsistent. You are at the mercy of your lies when you miss the fairway. A couple tee boxes could be fixed – mostly uneven, but this is minor to me, overall they are OK. The wind almost always picks up in the afternoon making the course more of a challenge. The sand traps sometimes are firm and there are a lot of high lips so it depends where you are in the trap as to difficulty.
The 15th hole can be played safely by hitting it straight, but the hole would play better if they cleaned up (it is bare, bumpy, dusty and with a lot of burrowing animal holes) the area left of the bunkers on left side of fairway and allow a good shot in that direction.
Other than that the course is a gem. Usually only crowded (and still mildly) on the weekends. Great people work there and it is a hidden gem.


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