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4 Tips to Plan the Perfect Weekend Golf Getaway in Lompoc

It’s time to plan a weekend golf getaway. Plan to get out of the city for a few days, enjoy the fresh air, and play a few rounds on Lompoc’s beautiful courses. 

Lompoc is home to two golf courses: La Purisima Golf Course and The Mission Club. Both are beautiful 18-hole courses surrounded by rolling hills and decorated by stately oak trees and lush greenery. These hidden gems in Central California are the perfect spot to play a few rounds without city noise, smog, or crowds.

To help you plan your trip, here are a few tips: 

  • Find the perfect hotel

Lompoc has several great hotels that are close to the courses. There are a handful of well-known hotel chains in the area, like Embassy Suites by Hilton Lompoc, Holiday Inn Express Lompoc, Red Roof Inn Lompoc, and Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc; the city’s newest hotel. 

There are also some great family-style hotels like O’Cairns Inn & Suites and Inn at Highway 1

The Inn at Highway 1 is the closest hotel to the golf courses, but no matter which hotel you stay at, you’re only 15 minutes from the courses. 

  • Know the courses

During your weekend trip, you’ll have time to play at both courses in Lompoc. The Mission Club is an 18-hole championship course with a 340-yard dogleg right to start the course and a challenging uphill shot on the 18th hole. 

This course was once a private country club but is now under new ownership and open to the public. 

The Purisima Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course designed by Robert Muir Graves. The 309-acre course has attracted big tournaments from the PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA circuits. Locals and visitors alike love this course and rave about its design. It’s easy enough for beginners and challenging enough for avid players.

Before you arrive, be sure to book your tee times. 

  • Know the cost

The Mission Club has different rates for weekday and weekend play. It’s a little cheaper during Twilight Play (after 2pm). Expect to pay between $50-$80 for a round, depending on the day and time you play and the equipment you need, like a golf cart. 

The Purisima Golf Course also has varying prices, but they’re similar to its neighboring course. Expect to pay between $50-$90 for a round here. 

  • Explore more of Lompoc during your visit

While golf might be your main priority, during your downtime, you can explore Lompoc. Head to Old Town where you’ll find murals spread across the city’s buildings. Take a drive to the outskirts of Lompoc to see the wildflower fields or hike up to Lookout Point for a tranquil view of Lompoc Valley. 

Don’t forget to try some of Lompoc’s great restaurants too. Hangar 7 is a new, posh spot with shareable plates, Old Town Kitchen and Bar is known for its macaroni and cheese, and the Rice Bowl, which has a vintage neon sign atop its building, offers amazing Chinese food. 

If you’re ready to get away and play a few rounds of golf, Lompoc is the place to go. With two great courses, great accommodations, and plenty to see and do, your time on the greens won’t be the only memorable event. 

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