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Wanting to get in one more golf outing before the cold-weather season is here? Plan your next trip by staying at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara and gain access to some of Southern California’s most challenging courses.Sandpiper 13

Bacara Resort & Spa is within a short distance from three top-notch California golf clubs: Sandpiper Golf Club, Glen Annie Golf Club and Rancho San Marcos Golf Course. Each of these spots are uniquely crafted and offer different views of the surrounding area from the coast to the foothills.

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Opened in 1972, Sandpiper Golf Club is located right along the coast. From the ocean breeze to its intricate design, its championship rating can make for a challenging round. The people at Golf Digest consistently call this one of America’s top-25 public courses.

Glen Annie Golf Club sits a little further away from the ocean but combines those views with rolling green hills. The par-71 course is located conveniently minutes away from Bacara. Need help with your swing? A PGA-certified instructor is there by appointment to help you knock out the kinks.BacaraPenthouse 31

Since 1998, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course has built a reputation as one of the premier places to play in the country. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., the club is located on an historic Spanish ranch tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Ynez River Valley. This is the epitome of a challenging golf experience set on breathtaking property.

Bacara will help you put together the perfect golf schedule during your visit. Any tee time bookings can be made with the resort concierge. When your round is finished, come back to the resort and enjoy a stay in style at a guest room or suite. Wind down at one of the property’s many restaurants and lounges or book one of dozens of available spa treatments. bacararesort.com.

Story by Kirstina Bolton