Nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, Alisal is SoCal’s premier family-oriented dude ranch and golf resort. A favored hideaway for generations, Alisal, set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, offers horseback riding, tennis, fishing, spa services, fine dining, and classic ranch-style accommodations. Alisal has 36 holes. The River Course is a serene riverside layout with panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The shorter, tighter Ranch Course, a 1956 Billy Bell Jr. design reserved for members and resort guests, is framed by huge oak, sycamore, and eucalyptus trees, with a deep barranca cutting through the entire course.