Lompoc, CA   $38-$80

La Purisima Golf Course

Golf in the kingdom

 The 3rd green at La Purisima

La Purisima Golf Course: Hole #3 Green
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With buzzards circling above tawny hills dotted with live oaks, you look across the rolling fairways and think, “Yes, I’m in golf heaven.” But you simultaneously think, “I hope I can cut off enough of the dogleg to get on in regulation.” These are the mixed emotions of hope and anxiety that this challenging, rugged course provokes in a golfer. With blind tee shots and large undulating greens, and even a few water hazards, it’s got a bit of everything to test every shot in your arsenal. In short, it’s well worth the journey to this out-of-the way corner of California’s Central Coast.