Located on the Nipomo Mesa in the heart of California's Central Coast, Blacklake Golf Resort stands alone in its rare combination of natural beauty, playability and laid-back atmosphere.
Featuring 27 holes comprised of three distinct nine-hole layouts, Blacklake offers numerous course combinations for golfers of all skill levels, guaranteeing that each round provides a new and original experience.
Play well, hang out and savor a remarkable setting. Welcome to Blacklake.
There's a saying among our regulars —
“That's how we do it at Blacklake.”
And by that, they mean the friendly, laid-back atmosphere that is extended to locals and visitors alike.
Another unique attribute is our combination of three distinct nine-hole layouts that can be mixed and matched to your preference and skill level. Our three courses are:
The Canyons course unfolds along undulating terrain with several elevated tee boxes overlooking the fairways below. Here, the vistas and valleys invite a steady stream of refreshing sea breezes—helping you stay cool as you stand over that pressure putt.
The Oaks course offers a more intimate and sheltered setting, with fairways that wind through a forest of coastal oak trees. The Oaks course is more of a “target golf” experience, and you can find yourself in the woods if you're not careful. But as they say, “No guts, no glory.”
The Lakes course is the most forgiving of our three courses, with wide fairways that make it the perfect proving ground for newer golfers. It even opens with a par 3 to start your round off on a confident note.But it's also a long course, so you can't call it a pushover,either.
Come out and take your pick—or play all three for the best Central Coast golf experience.
Our 275-yard driving range features more than 30 grass and artificial teeing areas, and is open from dawn to dusk. We also offer three putting, chipping and pitching greens for complimentary use.
From putters to polos to balls, our pro shop offers the gear you need to look and play your best. The Blacklake Bar & Grill is the perfect place to fuel up for your big round, or to relax after a day on the course.
Blacklake Golf Resort
1490 Golf Course Lane
Nipomo, CA 93444
Golf Course Superintendent, GCSA
Director of Instruction, PGA
Catering Sales Director
Welcome to Rancho Maria Golf Club!
Are you ready for a golf vacation to the California Central Coast? Enjoy time away with a golf vacation to Ranch Maria Golf Club. Golfing packages are available including both lodging and tee time reservations. The innkeepers will make your reservations for you in advance or you may call Rancho Maria direct at 805-937-2019. While you're here, enjoy many of the other area attractions.
Rancho Maria Golf Club is challenging and fun
Enjoy playing the game you love at Rancho Maria Golf Club. Nestled in the foothills overlooking the Santa Maria valley, Rancho Maria Golf Club is located on the central coast of California, just 5 miles southwest of downtown Santa Maria.
We have everything you'd need for an enjoyable day of golf including driving range, putting green, chipping and pitching green, practice bunker, private & group lessons with a PGA professional, club fitting, golf shop, restaurant and bar.
Our outstanding 18-hole public course
Our golf course is a popular site for tournaments and is challenging for all skill levels. There are no parallel fairways at Rancho Maria and you'll love the scenic views from many of the holes overlooking the valley.
Do you want to improve your game?
Sign up for private and group lessons for all ages with PGA professional Mike O'Keefe.
A video lesson will do wonders for your game and improve your score.
Enjoy central coast attractions
Extend your time away and visit some of the central coasts' other attractions just minutes away.
- Award winning wine tasting & tours
- Pismo beach & dunes
- Avila Beach
- Chumash Indian Casino
- Historic Solvang
- Morro Bay
- Deep sea fishing
- Hearst Castle
California's outstanding Central Coast climate, superior facilities, and warm, hospitable membership make the Santa Maria Country Club one of the finest family-oriented private country clubs in the area.
The Santa Maria Country Club golf course winds its way over 120 acres of magnificently landscaped grounds. The many stately Monterey pines, Cypress trees, ornamental plants, waterfalls and lakes add to the challenge and scenic beauty of the course, which holds numerous statewide competitions throughout the year.
The Santa Maria Golf and Country Club was incorporated in the early 1920s as a for-profit corporation. The purpose was to acquire land and build a golf course. One hundred and sixty acres of land were acquired approximately three miles south of the city of Santa Maria. This land was an “L” shaped parcel consisting of the eighty acres, upon which holes 1 through 8 and 7 and 18 are now located, and eighty acres to the south now utilized as the northerly portion of Waller Park.
The southerly eighty acres, now part of Waller Park, consisted of a number of wind blown sand hills while the northerly eighty acres contained sand hills on the southern and northern parts of the property. The middle portion of the property consisting of holes 18, 1 and 5 was a depression that held water during heavy winters, but normally was dry.
Nine holes were built on the northerly eighty acres in the early 1920s. It is not known whether loans were obtained to build the course or to purchase the land or to build the clubhouse. At any rate, by the time the depression of the 1930s arrived, the club was in debt. The club was in danger of losing all of its land and facilities due to default in payment of debt. The club then negotiated for the sale of the southerly eighty acres. This land was sold to the County of Santa Barbara in the early 1930s for the purpose of development of a park. The reported sales price was about $4,500.00, which was sufficient to cure the debt default.
However, the club's financial problems were not over. During the 1930s, a number of assessments were levied upon the members. Not all members paid the assessments and their stock was forfeited for nonpayment of assessments. Generally speaking, the club did not prosper during the 1930s, but survived.
In the early 1940s, oil was discovered in the area. An oil lease was negotiated and the club received a substantial bonus for signing the lease. Two wells were drilled on the course, both of which became producing wells. These oil wells were located approximately one hundred yards south of the northerly boundary line of the club property. One well was located between No. 2 and No.17 fairways. The other well was located to the right of No. 3 fairway, approximately fifty yards west of No. 3 green. These wells produced oil from the 1940s through at least the early 1970s when they were abandoned and the equipment removed.
During the 1920s and 1930s, the membership in the club varied between seventy-five and one hundred and fifty.