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SCGA Member Outing: The Ranch Course At The Alisal

October 11, 2015


ENTRY DEADLINE:  October 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

ENTRY FEE:  $80 (includes golf, cart, & range balls)

GROUP ENTRY: If you would like to register more than one player at a time you may do so by printing out the group entry form and emailing, faxing or mailing it to the SCGA. The group entry form is online at: www.scga.org/groupform.pdf

SCHEDULE: Tee Times 10:30am-2pm 

Participant Registration will begin at 9:00AM


LODGING: SCGA Preferred Lodging rates at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Double Occupancy - $350.00 including room, dinner, breakfast, taxes and service charge

Single Occupancy - $265.00 including room, dinner, breakfast, taxes and service charge

These rates are per night and do not include any activities. 


For reservations phone Alisal Guest Ranch and mentioned the SCGA preferred rates for Oct 10 & 11.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort    

1054 Alisal Road

Solvang, CA  93463

Direct Line    805.686.7604

Fax Line        805.688.2510


CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS:  If participants wish to cancel they may do so by calling or emailing the SCGA Club Services Department at (818) 980-3630 or afredlin@scga.org. 


Refund less $10.00 processing fee if requested prior to closing date. 50% refund after the closing date and three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be honored after three weeks prior to the event.


The SCGA policy on non-member requests to participate in a Member Outing:

If SCGA Members would like to bring a non-SCGA Member, they will be permitted to do so only if there is room for the non-member after the entry closing date. If there is room in the event for the non-member they will be permitted to play at an additional $15 charge. If the site is at capacity, non-members will not be permitted. However, several outings throughout the year are Member/Guest events; non-members are permitted to play at the member rate.


Member Outings allow SCGA members to participate in SCGA organized non-competitive golf outings. Member Outings focus on increasing the exposure of the SCGA to more golfers, who may not necessarily participate in SCGA Championship events. The SCGA would like Member Outings to be an opportunity for golfers of all skill ranges to enjoy a fun-filled day of golf with friends at an SCGA member golf course that they may not normally have the chance to play.

Events are open to all members (men and women) of all skill levels, who want to participate in no-pressure golf at a premier course. No Handicap Index required. Bring a group of friends or join us as a single and we’ll pair you with some future friends.


Please note that the each Member Outing will have a dress code in effect that all participants must adhere to. This may include the prohibition of cargo shorts, cargo pants and denim. The dress code will be emailed to each participant with the pairings. 



These include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of SCGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming



Course Architect:  William F. Bell/Steve Halsey

Designed by the legendary Billy Bell Jr., the Ranch Course, open since 1956, is exclusively for guests and members. This par-72 course stretches for 6,500 yards and is distinguished by tight fairways. It is surrounded by venerable oaks, sycamores and eucalyptus, and was designed around an imposing barranca that winds through the entire course.

A century after Carrillo received the grant for "Rancho Nojoqui," the Alisal was pur­chased by a man who expanded the reputation of the Alisal in an entirely new direction -- hospitality.  Originally, Charles Pete Jackson, Jr., purchased the Alisal as a working cattle ranch alone -- but on the ad­vice of manager Lynn Gilliam, the cat­tlemen's quarters were converted to quar­ters for dude ranch guests.  On July 16, 1946, the Alisal Guest Ranch was opened for summer seasons with a maximum capacity of 30 guests.

Socially, the Alisal has consistently ranked at the top of the country's resorts.  Clark Gable married Lady Silvia in Alisal's old library.  A prominent Hollywood magazine featured a large front page story on Doris Day while on one of her regular visits to Alisal.  Posters in prominent clothing store windows country-wide used association with the Alisal to sell their product, revealing the Alisal as a social phenomenon among the country's resorts.

Though the Alisal today maintains a very low profile and will not boast about its distinguished tradition, the preoccupation with quality remains and the public rep­utation continues to grow.  The movie stars still come, and the ranch welcomes visitors from the world over.  Western-flavored hospitality remains. 

The cattlemen's quarters that once fed grub to hungry cowboys is now a discriminating res­taurant. 

Deer can still be seen grazing cautiously: however, these days it is on the Alisal's 18-hole golf course.  Horses and cattle roam grass-covered hills that have changed little since the days of the Spanish vaquero.


1054 Alisal Road,

Solvang, 93463

(805) 688-4215


Directions:  http://www.scga.org/courses/directory

From Hwy 101 take Hwy 246 east to Solvang; south on Alisal Rd. (main intersection on east side of town marked by traffic signal) for 1 ¾-miles to course.