Ben Shur Wins 57th Annual Santa Barbara City Golf Championship
The Santa Barbara City Golf Championship was May 28th, 29th and 30th. Ben Shur won by three shots over former champion Brandon Gama. Golfers and spectators enjoyed wonderful weather all weekend long at Santa Barbara Golf Club.
NAMED BEST GOLF COURSE BY THE INDEPENDENT READER’S POLL
Santa Barbara Golf Club was voted best Golf Course in the Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll 2015. Thousands of ‘The Santa Barbara Independent’ readers voted for their favorite places to pick the winners. We’re thrilled to be chosen for Best of Santa Barbara!
“Owned and maintained by the city, the municipal golf course — or Muni, as it is widely known …read more from The Santa Barbara Independent
Welcome to Santa Barbara Golf Club
Built in 1958, ‘Muni’ offers a challenging championship 18-hole, 6,037 yard course offering exceptional value golf. It is a wonderful place to meet and socialize with friends, family or business contacts.
Santa Barbara Golf Club offers a full-service Pro Shop for you to find that new driver, get advice and assistance from the experts, sign up for golf lessons, or find the perfect SBGC-branded golf clothing.
“The one attraction of golf is that it can be played by any age and any generation. That is the beauty of our game,” said Chris Talerico, Director of Golf.
Mulligan’s Bar and Cafe
Mario and Lani Medina have owned and operated Mulligans Cafe & Bar since December 1993. The restaurant business has alway been their passion – they even met while working at a restaurant.
“It’s been a very enjoyable 23 years,” said Mario Medina, Owner of Mulligan’s Bar.
Mulligan’s Bar and Café has a capacity of 200 making it perfect for a large event or a bite to eat with friends.
We take great pride in providing an excellent venue to learn and play golf and have numerous youth programs targeted at growing the game of golf.
“Coming out and enjoying an evening with your kids is probably one of the most enjoyable things that parents and kids can do together. To me, that’s where the heart of golf is.” Bryant Henson, Golf Marshall
First Tee Program
The First Tee Santa Barbara is a youth golf program for boys and girls ages 7 to 17, and provides introductory, intermediate, and advanced golf instruction for junior golfers.
The First Tee goal is to provide golf instruction coupled with life skills, which make up our 9-core values. We introduce one core value at each of our 9 weekly sessions.
Junior golf instruction consists of a variety of activities, which include putting, chipping, and full swing practice at the Santa Barbara Golf Club driving range and practice facility. Actual practice on the golf course is also provided as part of the program.
Russ Morrison Jr. Golf Program
Golf practice and theory open to all levels of experience. Supervised course play is included for advanced participants.
The goals of the Russ Morrison Jr. Golf Program is to encourage kids to enjoy and learn about golf in a loosely structured and supportive environment.
PGA Junior League
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!
“The idea behind these junior programs is to introduce kids to golf and make it fun. We give them a chance to have their own fascination and learn to see what they like about golf. When you take a swing and you can hit a golf ball for the first time and it flies out in the air, it’s a great feeling,” said Pete Lamantia, Youth Programs Coordinator
Santa Barbara Men’s Golf Club
The Santa Barbara Men’s Golf Club is 300 members strong and plays tournaments every third Sunday and the previous Monday at the beautiful Santa Barbara Golf Club.
They also offer special events including:
- Annual 2-day Club Championship
- The President’s Cup (double elimination match play tournament)
- Summer “Horse Races”
- Occasional Saturday and late afternoon tournaments
- Thanksgiving “Turkey Shoot” tournament
“It doesn’t matter what the weather’s like, where we’re playing, how I’m playing, it’s a great group and to get into that kind of group which makes golf interesting,” said Dominic Namnath, Golf Advisory Committee Chair.
Santa Barbara Women’s Golf Club
The women play every Wednesday at 9 am. Tee times are posted in the breezeway and on the web site. Membership in the women’s club includes Pub Links membership an IDC handicap number, assured tee time on Wednesday, provided that you sign up in advance.
Members gain access to a network of fellow golfers in addition to tournament play and special events.
The Executive Women’s Golf League
The Executive Women’s Golf League Marilyn Freeman Chapter President Santa Barbara EWGA said, “We’re a fun-loving chapter. A bunch of fun ladies and right now, one guy. We get along and we enjoy each others company. Our golf events are fun. And we always have some sort of little game going on top of just playing golf.”
Santa Barbara Golf Club is located just off Highway 101, just 10 minutes from the waterfront and 15 minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
Santa Barbara Golf Club “Muni”
Santa Barbara Golf Club is open to the public 364 days a year in the heart of Santa Barbara.
Home to nearly 1600 trees and diversity of wildlife, SBGC is a great place to play golf, socialize and enjoy nature.
“It’s a fabulous public course. It’s always in great shape. It’s a great challenge. It’s a part of our community and I always enjoy coming over here.” – Chuck Melendez, Head Golf Coach, Santa Barbara City College