• Overview

    Santa Barbara

    For the third week of the tour we wanted a hotel on the beach, close to restaurants and shops, so that we could experience the buzz of life on the coast of California.  The Harbor View Inn ideally fits the bill and allows us to experience the best that Santa Barbara has to offer, from the beautiful coastline to the charming shops and restaurants along State Street.

    Please note that for this particular week, the terms of stay are ‘Room only’.  However, breakfast can be ordered to your room each morning, or alternatively join Barney each morning at a local restaurant for breakfast.  Different restaurants will be visited each evening, providing the opportunity to experience more of Santa Barbara at first hand.

    With the hotel on the sea-front, with its sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, it is a perfect location for the final week and a very good place to be at the end of February!

    Please see Itinerary for details of the courses to be played.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 23rd February:      Temecula to Santa Barbara   

    ~ Transfer from Temecula / Arrive at Los Angeles Airport

    ~ Check in to the Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Sunday 24th February:    Rancho San Marcos Golf Course 

    ~ 18 holes Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

    The Rancho San Marcos Golf Estate encompasses an incredible piece of property with magnificent vistas surrounded only by nature’s beauty.  The master course designer, Robert Trent Jones Jr., has created a magnificent golf experience.  The natural beauty of the land, the centuries-old oak trees, and several historic ranch buildings all create the ambience of a classic course that is steeped in history.  Rancho San Marcos has received only the highest accolades from the golfing community. Golf Magazine named it one of the ‘Top 10 Golf Courses You Can Play’, and Golf Digest gave Rancho San Marcos 4½ stars among the top 201 golf courses in the United States.  Rancho San Marcos and its stunning scenery has also been featured in national advertising campaigns for both print and television.

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Monday 25th February:    Glen Annie Golf Club

    ~ 18 holes Glen Annie Golf Resort

    Elegantly placed along the foothills of Santa Barbara, Glen Annie’s topography will certainly captivate and challenge us.  It’s a rare occasion when the line between a course’s intended design and its natural appearance is seemingly non-existent.  This stunning par-71 measures 6,420 yards from the tips through the Santa Barbara foothills with a course / slope rating of 71.2/130.  Brought to life in 1997, this beautiful championship course was crafted seamlessly from the minds of Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo. This picturesque links-style course has four separate tee boxes accommodating players of all abilities.

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Tuesday 26th February:      Sandpiper Golf Club

    ~ 18 holes Sandpiper Golf Club

    We are playing a host of excellent courses on the tour, with super designs, wonderful locations and differing levels of difficulty.  Today however, we play the best of all of them.  The Sandpiper course is an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty, as this championship course brings us to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  With breath-taking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper is truly a memorable experience.  The course has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in California and top 100 public 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 calibre and from all over the world.  It is not a round that we will forget in a hurry!

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Wednesday 27th February:            Non-Golfing Day

    ~ Non-Golfing Day

    A day to relax, explore Santa Barbara or perhaps lie on the beach and think of winter back at home!   Nearer to the time of the commencement of the tour, we will present two optional sight-seeing tours, which can be booked in advance and added to your tour cost.

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Thursday 28th February:                  Rancho San Marcos Golf Club

    ~ 18 holes Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

    We return to Rancho San Marcos Golf Club today for our second round on the course.  This 6,939-yard, par 71 course offers stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, distant furrowed peaks, and eagles soaring above Lake Cachuma and without a trace of urban development in sight.  Rancho San Marcos, tucked deep into the valley floor of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has kept the essence of the old ranch which was located here since the Spanish land grant of 1804.  This simple and pastoral setting combined with the classic game of golf, makes Rancho San Marcos the ideal location to forget the troubles of the world and reminisce on a quieter, simpler time.

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Friday 1st March:       Glenn Annie Golf Club        

    ~ 18 holes Glen Annie Golf Resort

    Our final round on tour is a return to Glen Annie Golf Club.  It is a fitting end to the tour.  Not only is it a fine championship golf course, but the setting is iconic of our tour of Southern California.  Set in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara, with breath-taking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.  It is a fitting finale to a tour that should live long in the memory.

    Overnight – The Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

    Saturday 2nd March: Departures

    ~ Check out and departures

    All good things must come to an end and all being well when we return home, there will be a hint of Spring in the air.  We will be providing two airport transfers from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles Airport to compliment the departure times of the tour members.  We very much hope that you will have enjoyed what is a unique and varied tour to Southern California.

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per golfer:

Price per non-golfer:
£ 1,820.00

Single room supplement:
£50.00 per person per night

Ocean View supplement:
£46.00 per room per night

For this event we can take:
18 clients


Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, Barney Puttick

– Daily transfers

– Accommodations

– Five rounds of golf

– Departure transfer to Los Angeles Airport

Price Excludes:

– International airfares

– Daily breakfast

– Soft drinks, tea/coffee, alcohol or any other beverages

– Telephone, laundry or any other services offered at the hotels

– Expenses of any personal nature

– Services other than those specified