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Top Benefits to Playing Golf

Ranch-Course-web-298x300Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is renowned for its golf.  If you are a novice, amateur, or even a seasoned pro, you probably do not need to be reminded of how great golf can be for you. But just in case, here are some top reasons to validate the next time you need to take time off of work for golf (just don’t tell your boss we told you so):

Golf Provides:

Socialization and gets you out with other human beings in nature for some fresh air and sunlight.

Exercise:  if you choose to walk, you can walk up to 6 miles and burn up to 1400 calories. Continue reading Top Benefits to Playing Golf

The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

boat on waterPlenty has been written about the benefits of taking a vacation/break (even if short): from lower stress and anxiety, less risk of heart disease, the ability to accomplish goals better, and an overall better outlook on life.  Regular guests of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort know this well, which is why so many return – some a few times a year- to renew and restore.

Continue reading The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

Meet Alisal Staff: River Course at the Alisal| Head Golf Pro Brook Bell

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River Course at the Alisal Head Golf Professional Brook Bell

When was the last time you were down at the River Course Grill (also known as Alisal River Terrace for weddings and private events)?  Besides being a fabulous place to eat, the River Course of The Alisal offers fantastic golf opportunities and a great pro shop overseen by new employee Golf Professional Brook Bell.

Besides getting to know Brook in person the next time you are at the River Course at the Alisal, here is a brief interview we conducted with him to help get the waters warm for your next visit and conversation with him:

Continue reading Meet Alisal Staff: River Course at the Alisal| Head Golf Pro Brook Bell

2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

These specials offer the legendary Alisal experience and some of their most popular activities at incredible value.

Whether it’s a horseback riding experience or our nationally-famed golfing, make sure you see the details below (photos are links- click on them and be taken to more detail).

And here’s a helpful planning tip:  if you choose a midweek date (subject to availability) in April or May, there is even more value to enjoy! Continue reading 2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

The New Networking: “Sweatworking”

The traditional way of networking has always been rather formal in

Photo from Victoria Freile
Photo from Victoria Freile

nature.  Entertain through hosting a meal, attending a community event, exchanging a business card .  While the traditional way still applies in many instances, a new trend has been emerging and Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is the prime destination spot for this new trend called  “sweatworking”. 

The idea is that groups do not gather for passive get-togethers such as drinks, but that they will bond and build relationships better over workouts, followed by snacks, which fosters more conversation post-workout.

2556500_origNo one knows this better than Certified Yoga Instructor Cori Lassahn of Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Valley, who began a concept of teaching yoga in beautiful, epic settings where attendees could relax, renew and reconnect with yoga and delicious wine and food samplings after.  Vineyard Yoga has become one of our area’s hottest activities and Lassahn has also brought this concept to Alisal.

team-buildingAlisal Guest Ranch and Resort provides prime networking and “sweatworking” opportunities: from the traditional (lunch or dinner at Alisal River Grill), to golfing, tennis, the ropes course and team workout games, to horseback riding for guests and group workouts that include yoga, the beautiful weight room or even a specially- designed dance fitness session custom-designed for your group.  Alisal specializes in maximizing the networking experience to provide you and your attendees maximum benefits through unique activities designed to inspire and build long-lasting relationships.

 

 

The Alisal Experience | World Class Golf

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The ancient oaks, impeccably manicured fairways and greens, and spectacular panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains make our two 18-hole championship courses a favorite among golf aficionados. With both open year-round, choose from the classic par 72, 6,500-yard Ranch Course or the par 72, 6,800-yard River Course.

We offer packages that include Continue reading The Alisal Experience | World Class Golf

Interview with Head Golf Professional at the Ranch Course at Alisal Dave Hartley

IMG_3358Adored by all and feared by none,  Alisal Ranch Course Head Golf Professional Dave Hartley loves what he does and we are so glad he is on our team.  Have you met Dave?  Do you think you know him?  In this interview, he gets personal.   See how much you may not have known about Dave. Continue reading Interview with Head Golf Professional at the Ranch Course at Alisal Dave Hartley