SB County Golf Trail

SB County Golf Trail

opened for play in 1958, and since that time has been challenging golfers of all skill levels with interesting golf course architecture and beautiful views of the surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains as its dramatic backdrop. Santa Barbara Golf club is a championship 18-hole, 6,037 yard course, where depending upon which set of tees you play, the course is long enough to be a good test for even the furthest players off the tee, and strategically positioned to maximize risk and reward for those who seek an adventurous round.

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The Path to the Sky

The Path to the Sky

By Bennett Barthelemy and Rita Maes

At the back of the overhanging cave of Lizard’s Mouth, Rita reached for the pocketed sandstone with both arms stretched out above her head. Her feet left the ground and found purchase higher up on the ancient folds of solidified sand as her left arm shot upward for the next deep pocket. A leg then dropped, swinging freely behind her for balance, as an arm would cross to a further, higher handhold. In my spotting stance, I held my arms skyward so I could gently guide her fall to the foam pad we brought if she were to let go unexpectedly. The setting sun flared out around the edge of her silhouetted body, and far below the cave, I could see the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean shimmering an azure blue.

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Something to Tweet About

Something to Tweet About

By Michelaina Johnson

Burgeoning with outdoor spaces and beautiful weather year-round, Central and Southern California are particularly ideal for first-time and seasoned birders alike to bust out their binoculars and bird identification books for a fun afternoon. Quality bird books and apps include The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, iBird Pro Birds North America, and Sibley eGuide to Birds.

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