Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.4737000000 4.5 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6292 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.0

  • 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, California 93023
  • (805) 646-1111, 1 (888) 697-8780
  • (805) 640-2192
  • www.ojairesort.com

Year built: 1923
Architect(s): George C. Thomas, Jr., William P. Bell
Type: Resort
Greens: Kikuyu grass
Fairways: Kikuyu grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6292 yards 71.0 132
White 70 5962 yards 69.4 127
Red (W) 72 5244 yards 70.9 128

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 115 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

107 out of 114 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"OJAI DAWN TO DUSK"


cfresh66's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play here 4-5 times a year. Tee off at Sunrise, finish at Sundown. 45 Holes yesterday. We have played 54 when the days are longer. Everyone is over the top friendly and accommodating !
Jim the starter is awesome!


Player Tip: Course,Facilities and Staff are excellent. Tip your starter, beverage cart staff, waiters and waitresses! All XLNT!

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gray course too slow"


u385238453's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course but had to wait up to 45 minutes to play each hole starting at 1150. I ended up cutting off the back 9 because there was a pile up of 20 players at the mid point. Overall good though.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Ojai inn and Spa"


tombobeaton's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful area, nice course, well maintained, starter pleasant and helpful, good pace of play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Layout"


Kennethgreene's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as twosome in 3 hours. New water system keeps greens and fairways green! Course was in great shape.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


taylor2330's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape for being in a drought. Plenty of grass in the fairways and rough and the greens were perfect. Played in under 4 hours on a Sunday. I will definetly be back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"On of the Best golf course in area"


Steven4426131's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite place to play, unfortually, only can afford to play when discounted rates on. GolfNow. Greens tools fast and smooth, some areas of fairway are a little thin but we are in a water drought. Only issue is food and beverage is expensive, leafed this the hard way., chicken strips and drink $18.00 bucks,


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very scenic"


AlexanderW7's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been wanting to play at Ojai for an age and eventually played it yesterday. Was not disappointed. Not a long course about just right. The first nine slightly more challenging than the back nine but I was having a good day and played to just under my handicap on the front nine, very enjoyable experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ojai Valley Inn and Spa"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great golf course! We played on Monday and there was no one ahead or behind us the whole way.
The only blemish was the finishing hole #9 for us. It was reduced from a Par 5 to 4 because of work crew on the fairway before the green. We enjoyed our lunch at Jimmy's Pub. We will definitely come back in the future.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"excellent"


uXSCB9020XS's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really found the staff to be helpful.. The starter was very personable . The course was in good condition and the pace play was good


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Classic Course"


Paforeleft's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a classic layout with a lot of variation from hole to hole. Some elevation changes add to the fun. The course was a little dry in places due to the drought but still very playable and the green were excellent. It is a great course and definitely worth playing

My only complaint was that they sent me out as a single - starting on hole 13 - on a busy day so I spent a lot of time waiting.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fairways were patchy"


rjh353535's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were patchy with a fungus or decease, you also could tell that sporadic watering of the fairways was a problem. However the greens were in very good shape. For a resort course the fairways were embarrassing .


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"love this couse"


u000006597067's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the inn a lot several years back during remodel, it's always a treat to return.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Shane"


Sherman8er's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Is a relaxing but challenging corse the staff is very accommodating. The greens were excellent


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun"


u000004374212's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course.
Beverage cart was slow and cart person should be upgraded.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


paullee's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Although It takes good 1hr 30 min drive from LA, my wife and I enjoyed play the courses whenever we get a chance to get away in the weekend. The course is beautiful, the greens are good, food is good, staffs are friendly, everything we experienced here are excellent. Thank you.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Short but challenging."


hornelas2's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the corse was very good. They were working on a couple holes which led to some difficulties but overall a good experience. Would recommend course to others.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"loved this course!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing Ojai valley CC. We loved it. Every hole is different with some canyons to cross, blind holes, hills, etc. The course was in excellent condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf paradise"


michaelmarson's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This old course is magical, beautiful, and scorable ( as long as u play better than i did!) -- each whole feels special, make sure u play there if u ever get the opportunity


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"always loved the place"


u000006821777's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai was absolutely perfect! played with two of my great friends and they had a great time too.
would love to go back soon. ONE THING OF MUCH NEEDED IMPROVEMENT; THE TEE BOXES OF ALL THINGS ARE NOT LEVEL AND CHEWED UP A BIT.

we all shot 68', then woke up from our dreams!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Player unable to play this date."


mfreemansb's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent round...I have brought players down from Santa Barbara several times recently. Yesterday one of the players, avid golfer who lives at Birnam Woods, awoke with a swollen foot and had to cancel. While I understand reservations are non-refundable, possibly something could be provided....a later playing date?...rather than having a 100% loss. Your records should have my name and multiple reservations which could allow some consideration. One of my players yesterday had never played Ojai CC before, had a great day, and looks forward to returning. Obviously the Golf Now program is very beneficial to the golf course.
Thanks, Mike Freeman


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course