Presentation on theme: "Okay Getaway Gang, its time to head down the coast to beautiful Santa Barbara for a weekend of fun, sun and golf. While your at it, you may want to bring."— Presentation transcript:
Okay Getaway Gang, its time to head down the coast to beautiful Santa Barbara for a weekend of fun, sun and golf. While your at it, you may want to bring your sun tan lotion and spend a little time relaxing on the beach. This year promises to be another really enjoyable outing. The two courses are extremely scenic and the latter of the two will be played at the seaside Sandpiper Golf Course. Sandpiper is touted as the “Poor Man’s Pebble Beach” only because it is similar to the Pebble Beach course, but a lot less expensive. Both courses offer stunning views of the Pacific ocean and the Sandpiper even has five holes right on the waterfront. While in Santa Barbara you have options of staying at outstanding Resorts located on the beach plus plenty of attractions throughout the area. In addition to all that, we will be playing two very nice golf courses. Glen Annie has been rated 4 stars by Golfweek, while the Sandpiper has received 4.5 stars. Both of these golf courses are nationally recognized in their own way. They each offer a flavor and personality ranging from the formal sophistication of Glen Annie to the amazing beauty of Sandpiper. Golf Date: Sunday – April 21, 2013Monday – April 22, 2013 Place: Glen Annie Golf Course Sandpiper Golf Course First Tee Time: 9:30 AM9:30 AM Santa Barbara offers escape and relaxation, along with opportunities to contemplate the ocean, mountains, and engaging vistas, and to explore a bit of history and humankind’s relationship to coastal ecology. The area offers a multitude of activities for active and passive vacationers: everything from swimming, boating, hiking, and sports fishing to the more exotic jet skiing, kayaking, whale-watching, windsurfing, horseback riding, and more. Or you can select your beach lounge chair, watch the scenery, and relax Santa Barbara-style. Santa Barbara enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate that is generally mild and sunny all 12 months of the year, with relatively stable temperatures; there is no real “off-season.” Glen Annie is a Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascusso designed course just west of Santa Barbara in Goleta. The course is an Audubon certified course, very well conditioned, and with great views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. This is a championship golf course with first class amenities situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara. It has a nice layout and even though it is only 6400 yards from the back tees the slope is 130. You will find it to be very challenging. The golf layout is a modern design with a lot of elevation changes, enhanced by breathtaking panoramic views. It is always maintained with the highest standards. The course conditions are excellent from the tee box to green and has a number of very memorable holes. An inspiring combination of challenge and beauty as the second day of championship golf brings you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper is truly a memorable experience. The golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in the country. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. Sandpiper's dynamic design attracts players of all skill levels including players of the highest caliber. Measuring over 7000 yards, with championship rating of 74.5, Sandpiper has challenged the abilities of the PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments including: The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying school. Sandpiper combines a traditional championship golf and spectacular surroundings to provide their guests with something much more than a round of golf.
Here is the plan. Since we will be playing golf on the coastline I decided it might be advantageous to wait a little longer this year for scheduling this event. We will be headed down to Santa Barbara the first week of May allowing for what I am hoping will be warmer weather. As has been the case the last few years, Saturday (4/20/13) most likely will be utilized as a travel day. The first day of golf has been scheduled for The Glen Annie Golf Course on Sunday (4/21/13), with our second day of golf taking place at the scenic Sandpiper Golf Course on Monday (4/22/13). Finally, Tuesday (4/23/13) will probably be the return day for most of you. This is not a package deal, so feel free to make your own hotel reservations and stay wherever you would like. I have included some information on a couple of extremely nice oceanfront resorts in case you would like to live it up and/or bring along your spouse/significant other This year as in the past, group dinners are planned. I have selected two options, The first dinner social will be Sunday evening at the Harbor Restaurant on Stearn’s Pier in Santa Barbara. The second dinner social will be Monday night at Holdren’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara. We have a new option this year for paying! If you have a PayPal account, you can send funds directly to my account. See the “Links” page (bottom right corner) on the Getaway Gang Website If you have any questions, feel free to inquire, Lad Meairs (home) or Phones: (925) (home) – (925) ext 330 (work) – (925) (cell) If you are playing both courses, the total will be $ Either pay using PayPal or mail your check to: Lad Meairs 1254 Mokelumne Court Antioch, CA 94531
Place: Glen Annie Golf ClubDate: Sunday – April 21, 2013 Course: Glen Annie Tee Time: 9:30 AM (first group) Location: Goleta, CAPrice $ Website: Experience the world-class challenge and the quiet serenity of one of the nation's most beautiful settings at the Goleta Glen Annie Golf Course, located in the foothills of Goleta, just minutes north of Santa Barbara. Designed by the renowned team of Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo, the Glen Annie Golf Course is set in the rolling terrain of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The course affords Santa Barbara golfers commanding views of the Pacific from numerous viewpoints on the course. The Glen Annie Creek meanders through the 18-hole championship Golf course, which has been built to retain the integrity and vitality of the local plant and animal ecosystems. This Course is among the finest public courses you'll ever play. This challenging golf layout is enhanced by breathtaking scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and is always kept up with the highest standards in mind. Glen Annie Golf Course is an experience you won’t soon forget. The 18- hole course features 6,420 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.1 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass. Overview: Glen Annie offers unique amenities and fabulous ocean views, which combine to make a local favorite. Part of what makes this course so beautiful is its natural beauty. In conjunction with Audubon International, this course is one of six in California that supports an Environmental Enhancement Program. Three different habitats provide homes to numerous wild animals that call the golf course home. The restaurant at Glen Annie is as well-known as the golf-course and is itself a destination. Spectacular views and excellent food combine to make this one of the area's best eateries. Specifics: 18 holes, 6420-yards, par 71 course with a slope of 130 from the Green tees and yards, par 72 with a slope of 125 from the white tees. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA/Damian V. Pascuzzo, ASGCA, the Glen Annie golf course opened in Touchstone Golf, LLC manages this facility, with Richard Nahas as the Manager. Amenities: Club house with well-stocked pro-shop and top-shelf restaurant, PGA instruction, a lighted practice and teaching facility, plus special golf programs and tournaments
Website: The Santa Barbara Sandpiper Golf Course is an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty as championship golf brings you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, the Santa Barbara Sandpiper Golf Course is truly a memorable experience. The championship golf course at Santa Barbara Sandpiper Golf Club has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in the nation. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. The Sandpiper Golf Course has a dynamic design and attracts golf players of all golf skill levels including golf players of the highest caliber. This stunning seaside 18-hole, 72 par, 7,068 yard course boasts a championship rating of 74.5 and the Sandpiper Golf Course has challenged the abilities of PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments. This course combines a tradition of championship golf and spectacular surroundings to provide its visitors with something much more than just a round of golf. Whether you are a full- time or part-time golfer, you must experience this course at least once. The Sandpiper stands out as pure "Santa Barbara" for three reasons: The views are absolutely gorgeous. With almost a half-mile of ocean frontage, there are 5 fairways where if your ball goes too far astray, you will need to get it little scuba gear. Some courses promise ocean vistas – this one promises the actual ocean. The Sandpiper is more than just eye-candy. It is a challenging course that offers a range of play to satisfy even the most expert players. It has a championship rating of 74.2 and hosts several professional tournaments, such as the PGA TOUR Tournament Players Series, The LPGA TOUR Santa Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA TOUR Qualifying. The staff is top-notch and professional. You will feel welcomed from the moment you entered the facility. Amenities: Club House with restaurant and Pro Shop, PGA Instruction, cart and club rentals, driving range, and putting green. Place: Sandpiper Golf ClubDate: Monday – April 22, 2013 Course: Sandpiper Golf Course Tee Time: 9:30 AM (first group) Location: Santa Barbara, CAPrice $
Monday Evening Dinner Social – April 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood 512 State Street Santa Barbara Phone: (805) The Central Coast has Italian and California restaurants aplenty, but Holdren's, a classic upscale steakhouse, is somewhat of an anomaly. Specializing in mesquite-grilled Prime beef and top-shelf martinis, this is a good place to host an old-fashioned good night out. There’s even a nice outdoor patio right on State Street’s busy 500 block. All of their steaks are Midwestern corn-fed beef, which are aged to their exact specifications and charbroiled over a mesquite grill. Steak lovers will enjoy their signature cowboy cut, a 24-ounce bone-in rib chop, the 21-ounce Porterhouse or maybe the 10-ounce bacon wrapped Filet Mignon. You can even add a grilled crust to any steak on the menu. Choices include horseradish and bleu cheese or crab, with the other choice being bleu cheese and chipotle. Fresh seafood selections include dishes such as Tiger Prawns or Jumbo Scallops wrapped in apple wood-smoked bacon, seared Sesame Hawaiian Ahi, served with a spicy mustard soy sauce or their house favorite the Seafood Cioppino (one half of a Maine lobster, calamari, clams, mussels, shrimp and fish in a spicy tomato sauce with toasted parmesan crostini). Monday nights are all you can eat Baby-back Ribs for $20. Website: Dinner Menu: Seafood & Steaks 210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Phone: (805) The quintessential snap shot of Santa Barbara is the long range view of the city’s famous pier, with a picturesque boat harbor in the foreground and a background framed by the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. The anchor of this famous pier is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular eateries, the Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. The 150 year old pier was a working pier from its infancy. The Harbor Restaurant and Stearns Wharf were destroyed by fire in 1971 and rebuilt in In 1981 the Harbor Restaurant re-opened and in 1988 was sold to the current owner, John Scott. The Harbor Restaurant is a landmark of Santa Barbara and truly a dining experience. Enter the Harbor Restaurant and take in the panoramic ocean views from your window table. Start with a cocktail from the restaurant’s full bar or order a bottle of wine from a wine list that has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine for five consecutive years. Enjoy the freshest seafood that arrives daily in the Santa Barbara harbor or a USDA prime char-grilled filet mignon prepared expertly by the Harbor Restaurant chefs. Relax and enjoy one of Santa Barbara’s treasures – the Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Website: Dinner Menu: Sunday Evening Dinner Social – April 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Santa Barbara offers escape and relaxation, along with opportunities to contemplate the ocean, mountains, and engaging vistas, and to explore a bit of history and humankind’s relationship to coastal ecology. The area offers a multitude of activities for active and passive vacationers: everything from swimming, boating, hiking, and sports fishing to the more exotic jet skiing, kayaking, whale- watching, windsurfing, horseback riding, and more. Or you can select your beach lounge chair, watch the scenery, and relax Santa Barbara-style. Santa Barbara enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate that is generally mild and sunny all 12 months of the year, with relatively stable temperatures; there is no real “off-season.” The self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour, which is bounded by Victoria, Chapala, Ortega and Santa Barbara streets, touches many of the city's landmarks. Of special interest is the County Courthouse an architectural masterpiece completed in The Spanish-Moorish structure features tropical gardens and lush lawns. In addition, historic adobes and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park are snapshot-worthy. Hop aboard the Downtown Waterfront Trolley, which cruises the length of the Red Tile district for just 25 cents, or rent a whimsical quadricycle on State Street or Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara's historic Stearns Wharf features the Sea Center, with live displays and touch tanks, and the Arts and Craft Show From Stearns Wharf you will see a multitude of sailboats and fishing boats in and about the nearby Santa Barbara Harbor. A centerpiece at the Harbor is the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.This wonderful seaside museum features ship models, historic exhibits and floating exhibits. If you're in search of a garden spot, there's a place for you. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers trails that wind through canyon, desert and other settings. Discover a variety of delectable items and much more when you visit the Farmers Market. One of Santa Barbara's treasures, the Old Mission Santa Barbara was founded in Its unique stone facade, which was copied from an ancient Roman book on architecture, has made the mission a popular subject for photographers. Rooms filled with artifacts and an old cemetery are open for exploration. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is known for innovative exhibitions and an unforgettable permanent collection, plus education programs for kids of all ages. Marvel at Greek and Roman antiquities, as well and works from nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American, French and English artists.County CourthouseEl Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic ParkStearns WharfSea Center Arts and Craft ShowSanta Barbara HarborSanta Barbara Botanic GardenOld Mission Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara Museum of Art Less than an hour from Santa Barbara, in the Santa Ynez Valley, lies Santa Barbara’s wine country. For a great introduction to wine tasting in this area, view the Santa Barbara Winery Guide (Santa Ynez Valley), Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail (Santa Barbara) and Santa Barbara Wine ToursSanta Barbara Winery GuideSanta Barbara Urban Wine TrailSanta Barbara Wine Tours. Most of the nightlife scene is centered in Old Town Santa Barbara, particularly on State Street. Q’s (409 State Street) and Velvet Jones (423 State St) are great for dancing to the latest sounds. Enjoy live music at SoHo (1221 State St) which changes nightly, from jazz, blues, dance, funk, and reggae to Eastern European traditional folk. To many people, State Street begins at none other than Joe’s Café (536 State St) with their generously strong drinks. Also on State Street is the sports bar O’Malley’s (523 State St). A more sophisticated croud is drawn to the bar scene and upstairs lounge at Blue Agave (20 E. Cota St) and The James Joyce (513 State St). During warmer months the Santa Barbara Bowl), an outdoor arena set into the local foothills, attracts all the major concert tours. Santa Barbara hosts a variety of restaurant and dining options to please your palate. From the exotic to the ordinary, a large selection of cuisines cater to every taste. Seafood lovers should be sure to stop at Brophy Bros (Breakwater at the Harbor) and dine on the balcony overlooking the Santa Barbara Harbor. Cajun cuisine connoisseurs might look no further than The Palace (8 East Cota St). The award for finest Sushi on State Street might have to go to Arigato (1225 State St). Inexpensive, stunning decor and incredible edible Italian lunch and dinners is just the beginning of the story about Santa Barbara's very own Pascucci (729 State St). Then there is Cold Spring Tavern (5995 Stagecoach Rd; ), considered one of Santa Barbara's precious jewels and always a great source for drinks and steaks. Over one hundred years ago, dusty stagecoaches would stop by at what was then known as "Cold Spring Relay Station" to change teams of horses and allow travelers to rest at this stagecoach stop and enjoy one of the most delicious meals in the Old West. Though the stagecoaches are gone, the rustic setting is virtually unchanged in a century.
8301 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA (805) Bacara Resort & Spa offers a luxurious hotel and family experience right outside Santa Barbara, California. Experience laid-back luxury and contemporary comfort at Bacara Resort & Spa, a beachfront hotel that sprawls 78 acres of the pristine Santa Barbara coast. With direct access to two miles of beautiful beach and world-class golf, Bacara provides the ideal vacation setting. Bacara Resort & Spa offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky, while the resort’s innovative and artful design – low-storied buildings, terraced to the sea and connected by meandering garden paths – is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village. Bacara Resort & Spa also boasts 360 spacious guestrooms, specialty suites or luxury retreats, all of which feature private balconies or patios, with garden, mountain or ocean views. Fine dining in four restaurants, including the four-star Miro restaurant, which features a 12,000-bottle wine cellar. Plus the four-diamond Spa at Bacara, which is a 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. Nestled on the California coast between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is graced by sunny skies and a mild year-round climate – earning its reputation as the American Riviera. Built in classic Spanish colonial style, accommodations at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara include 207 luxury oceanfront guest rooms and suites located in the low-lying main buildings, and in a collection of 12 single-storey cottages secluded amidst garden greenery at the rear of the property. Reached along winding pathways, each cottage comprises three to five guest rooms, each with its own private entrance. At the Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara you will have access to Butterfly Beach, the legendary Coral Casino Beach and the Cabana Club which are all a true haven for leisure in a unique oceanfront setting, with 180-degree vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and the Santa Barbara coastline Channel Drive Santa Barbara, CA (805)
Hotels in Santa Barbara and Goleta Hotel RatingRate (Avg per night) Santa Barbara Area Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore*****$500 Canary Hotel****$345 Harbor View Inn****$275 Hyatt – Santa Barbara***$250 Montecito Inn***$200 West Beach Inn***$195 Santa Barbara Inn***$195 Best Western Plus – Encina Suites***$175 Best Western Plus – Pepper Tree Inn***$165 The Eagle Inn***$165 Holiday Inn Express***$150 Sandpiper Lodge**$115 The Parkside Inn**$110 Fiesta Inn and Suites**$100 Goleta Area Bacara Resort & Spa*****$300 Pacifica Suites****$212 Hampton Inn Goleta***$190 Holiday Inn Santa Barbara***$150 Best Western Plus – South Coast Inn***$148 Super 8 - Goleta**$ 95 Here is a sampling of the Hotels in the Santa Barbara area (during the dates of April 20, 2013 – April 23, 2013). This data was collected off the Hotels.com site. Rates are an average for the three nights (Saturday will obviously be more expensive, with Sunday and Monday being cheaper)
Glen Annie Golf Course Sandpiper Golf Course For those of you considering flying, there are a few airlines that fly in and out of Santa Barbara: Frontier Airlines Alaska Airlines U S Airways United Airlines American Airlines
Here are a few photos from the Temecula Valley 2012 outing