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Optional Activities: Santa Barbara

Golf at Sandpiper Golf Course

With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, the Sandpiper golf course offers a truly memorable experience.

The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in the country. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. Sandpiper's dynamic design attracts players of all skill levels including players of the highest caliber.

The Sandpiper served as host to several professional tournaments including: The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying school.


Friday afternoon, June 6


1:00 pm shotgun start; bus will leave the Biltmore at 12:15 pm


$232 per person (includes transportation and box lunch)

Club Rentals:

$83 for top of the line Titleist clubs (includes 2 sleeves of Titleist NXT golf balls)

Wine Tasting Tour

Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills Appellation is quickly becoming a favorite growing spot for Southern California Pinot Noir. 

With cool ocean breezes, warm afternoons and mineral-rich soils, the hills are producing some of California’s most sought-after wines.


12:30 pm- 5:30 pm


$235 per person

During this experience, you will receive:

  • Tour and Tasting at Sanford Vineyard
  • Private use of Sanford Picnic area or barrel room for picnic lunch
  • Deluxe Package Lunch to include meals packaged in apple bushel baskets
  • Wine Tasting at Melville Winery
  • Wine Tasting at Foley Estate Winery

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Tour

Offered as an additional tour for those who plan to stay in Santa Barbara on Sunday, June 8th, we will be visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, located approximately 1 hour away from Santa Barbara.

The museum is filled with artifacts from President Reagan’s childhood and professional career and offers a special view into the life of this extraordinary man. 

Guests are able to board Air Force One, which served as the “Flying White House”, for President Reagan and six other U.S. presidents from 1973-2001.


We will be departing around 8:45 am from the Four Seasons Biltmore, arriving at the Presidential Library around 10:15 am.

We will tour the library for about 2.5 hours, and then you will be on your own for lunch. We will be returning to the Biltmore around 3:30 pm.




There are two café-style restaurants within the Library property.
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