Birnam Wood is located in the heart of Montecito CA., and is considered the premier gated golfing community within Santa Barbara. Birnam Wood first started development in the early 1970′s and is made up of only single family homes and estates and consists of a total of 142 unique homes with currently 2-3 vacant lots left to build on.
Most of the homes in Birnam Wood are very private feeling and line the golf course. All homes primarily sit on 1 acre parcels (although the net land of these parcels is less as easements often extend into the golf course and/or road). All homes must be single level with a footprint of 3,000 to 6,000 sqft. There are no true restrictions on styles of homes within Birnam Wood and you will find a large variety consisting of French Normandy, Cottage, Ranch, Contemporary etc. Most of the estates within Birnam Wood also enjoy wonderful views of the local Santa Ynez Mountains.
When purchasing a home within Birnam Wood, you are also required to purchase a corporate membership to the club which currently stands at $85,000, with monthly dues of $545 for the membership and $285 for the Home Owner’s Association.
Real estate prices within Birnam Wood range from a starting point of around $3 Million and go up to about $8 Million.
The course itself is very challenging because of its numerous small, fast, and potentially deceiving greens. Several water hazards are spotted throughout the course while well placed sand bunkers protect the fairways and greens. The course is 5,890 yards from the longest tees and is a par 70. The course rating is 68.7 with a slope rating of 121. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course opened for play in 1968. There are also 4 hard court tennis courts at the club as well as two clay court surfaces.
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