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Congratulations to La Purisima Golf Course for 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Santa Barbara County.

Congratulations to all the great golf courses out there that won Best Playing Conditions for their Region.  Haven’t thought of playing there?  Consider this a wake up call and give their golf course a try.

La Purisima Golf Course 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Santa Barbara County

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This year we have expanded our awards to 11 regions! @GreenskeeperOrg Winner #2016 @LaPurisimaGolf #Golf #BestPlayingConditions #SantaBarbara #Breaking

We’ve waited all year for the results , and the results are in. proudly presents it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards for 2016.

Not to be confused with our other award “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.  These golf courses distinguish themselves by providing consistent, exceptional playing conditions.

The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience.  A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux.  It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.’s registered 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. views it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards as it’s highest honors.

Want to treat yourself to some choice conditions?  Want and experience you can remember?  Consider playing at one of these great golf courses in your area.

Click HERE for our previous article:  “Best Playing Conditions for 2016.”

La Purisima Golf Course

rgm2525La Purisima Golf Course Lompoc California Golf Course Rating
Posted: 01/16/17 6:28p
Member Since: Jan 24, 2005
From: chatsworth

Played 1-14-17 first out as a single walking in a little under three hours.
Tee boxes were in good shape, mostly lush and level with a few being a little thin and uneven mostly on par Threes. Fairways were in nice shape very lush with a few small bare areas. Rough was not as long as normal but still thick and tough to hit from. Didn’t go into any bunkers but most of them looked to be okay with some still holding some water from the rains. Greens were in great shape, the best that I have seen them in a while rolling smooth with medium/fast speed.
The course held up very well from all the rain. Definitely worth going out and playing.
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Posted: 10/03/16 7:38p
Member Since: Mar 21, 2006
From: Thousand Oaks

2016 Best Playing Conditions for Santa Barbara County - La Purisima Golf Course
2016 Best Playing Conditions for Santa Barbara County – La Purisima Golf Course

Rode the Black tees today 10/3/2016 playing 36 holes with RGM2525 finishing both rounds in about 6 hours. Used the all you can play GK coupon which includes cart and range balls for $47.00–a spectacular deal for one of the toughest courses and beautiful layouts in California.

Morning round was in the low 60’s with a light breeze– we were greeted with a 20-25 mph swirling wind during our afternoon round. The staff here are very friendly. They have a cool elevated range, big chipping green and nice huge putting green that mirror’s the speed of the greens on the course. The greens were super pure putting wise and in very good shape. Little to no ballmarks, holding irons very nicely. I have seen them faster but overall I am rating the greens an 8/10. The fairways were mostly lush, green with a couple dried out brownish spots here and there that do not effect play. If you are in the fairway you have a nice lie. The tees were mostly lush and mostly level–only a couple of boxes were crowned. Seemed like they have redone the black tee box on #3. Overall rating for the tees were a 7.5/10. Was in 3 green-side bunkers over 36 holes and I loved the bunkers–very rarely am I 3/3 out of sand saves. Sand is thicker, raked and in good shape. Rated 8/10 Rough was thick 2-3 inches and lush in most places lining the fairways and greens.
I will say beware of being under trees in the rough or just in the rough at all. There are places were your ball might sink down in a hole in the rough–tough to hit a 295 yd drive down the middle of the fairway–hit a slope in the fairway–roll in the rough and then ride up to find your ball in a hole barely being able to advance it–lol–that’s what makes this course very tough. Rough rating 8/10.
Today we maybe saw 2-4 total groups on the golf course–it was like playing our own private golf course. I would HIGHLY recommend this golf course.

Why Did We Expand the Regions?

It’s simple. has been growing.  We expanded the number of regions because golfers like you have reported about golf course conditions of the golf courses you play.  In short golfers come to us if they want informative, relevant golf course reviews and it’s all due to your, our GK Community’s, diligence.  You let us know your experiences and well if we hear about it everyone else does too.

Why so Many Regions?

Golf is an experience and every experience is unique.  Different golf courses offer different experiences.  What we look for in golf course reviews offers a little insight into every golf course we play.  Not just one point of view but many, and by providing many different points of view you get a clearer picture of what each golf course has to offer.  To that end we felt it necessary to provide regions with their own highlighted golf course.  Local players can enjoy the fact there is a great facility they can play just around their corner.  Golfers looking to experience new golf courses can play these and experience first-hand these unique golf experiences.  Put simply, we allow not just your high-end. daily fee courses to shine but the local municipal as well.  They all deserve a fair shot and they all deserve to shine.

Look for additional Golf Course highlights from our Best Playing Conditions for 2016.