7925 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA
Call the Golf Shop:
(805) 968-1541
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Sandpiper History

1938  ARCO used the Sandpiper site for crude oil production after oil was discovered in 1927.

1942  On February 23, 1942 the Imperial Japanese Navy's submarine I-17 surface shells the oil refinery at the Sandpiper site.

1943  At the peak of production, the Sandpiper site included 25 wells.

1954  Oil production at the Sandpiper site began phasing out.

1962  Offshore facilities had been removed, but relics remained on the Sandpiper site.

1965  Oil production officially ended, though some infrastructure remains both above and below ground.

1972  Mr. Ken Hunter purchased the property and developed Sandpiper Golf Club.

2003   Sandpiper Golf Club was purchased by Mr. Ty Warner.