Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.5779000000 4.6 stars from 5 (199)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6292 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

  • 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, California 93023
  • (805) 646-1111, 1 (888) 697-8780
  • (805) 640-2192
  • www.ojairesort.com
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Year built: 1923
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 | Layout

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 199 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

189 out of 198 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Great"


Mark1872742's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time great coarse great weather what more could you ask for


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My new Fav"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing the Inn all summer due to the $55.00 rate on GolfNow. Summer is their slow season and most afternoons the course is fairly empty. The course winds in and out of the canyon, the scenery is worth the price. The staff is first rate, friendly and professional.


Player Tip: Hit over the tree on the left to put the ball in the middle of the fairway on number 17.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


barrysg1214's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

I think I played here 35 years ago, so I did not remember how good a course this was.It is not long, only about 6500 from the back tees, but there are so many fun challenging holes. The par 3's are diverse. I hit a wedge, and 8 iron, and a 4 wood on 2 others. The 6th and 18th holes will test the lowest of handicappers. Ojai Resort is outstanding and all you have to do is walk out of your room and the course is right there.I can't wait to go back and play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Every thing is nice and Green"


Yoshi3502753's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

California is dry and Ojai Valley is in good shape. Nice to see green fairway and rush rough. Enjoyed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"worst staff friendliness"


simonchoi's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staffs who are working on the course to trim

and cut grass were bother our playing.

It was really terrible . So Do not recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful scenery"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat the scenic views on almost every hole. Front 9 is tighter than the back but it's all beautiful and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"OJAI VALLEY INN"


GiveVersed's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff fabulous, bend ovar backwards to make a great experience. Chilled apples on course. Weather unbelievable. Played great. Sand perfect. Fun day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"gorgeous.... and difficult"


rossscott1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

bring your balls. and several sleeves


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fabulous."


EdwinT50's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great golf course....great amenities.....one of my favorite places to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great golf"


u1066393948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course

great staff

great day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the most beautiful courses you can ever experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a must play! Enjoyable and relaxing place to play. Amazing scenery throughout the round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great golf experience"


u000006507451's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Valley Inn is an exceptional place. It is a beautiful setting with top of the line staff. The course is a great test of golf requiring patience and control. But it is open enough for all levels of play using the three sets of tees. It has a good driving range, and large chipping green, and their putting green is always cut to match the playing conditions. They don't cut corners in any way. So it is especially a special place with the rates on Golfnow. Go enjoy Classic golf at a very classy place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful setting, great course!"


u000007367350's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Ojai and we were very impressed. Course was challenging but fun. Very fair and rewarded good shots without over-penalizing bad ones. Love the variety of holes, some hilly, others flat, some target golf, others straight away. Definitely keeps your attention and each hole was memorable. There really was only one hole that seemed like it was an add-on. Other than that, great experience and will definitely come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day"


sooner90's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the course on a Sunday morning so the breeze was down. This is also my second time playing where I shot 82 on the first go. Although I was familiar with the course layout due to previous play, I also found other parts of the course that makes the course challenging. The fairways are in good shape and the greens role pure. Elevation changes, blind tee shots and undulating greens will keep you alert. I didn't care for the distractions at the 11th and 13th tee boxes (lady walks by chatting on her cell phone loudly while I'm trying to tee off), but overall ambience is pretty cool. Oh, I also liked the elevated driving range giving you false sense of mastery. The staff on the course, club house and restaurant were all courteous and friendly. The regular rate is pretty expensive, but I got lucky with my groupon coupons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beyond beautiful"


TracyKlein's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my third time and it was just as exciting as my first round! Beautiful vistas from every tee box! Challenging and fair and most of all fun! Worth every dollar! The guys in the bag room are the best!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ojai Valley"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6292/71.0/131) with kviser, JohnnyGK & RGM2525 on a beautiful weekday afternoon with temps well into the 80's. Breezy getting toward windy later in the day, we let a 2some play through and enjoyed a leisurely 4H, 45M POP, just taking in the beautiful surroundings.

The par 70 layout is hilly and fairly tight. Three par 5's and five par 3's. The first few holes are not that taxing, but the layout gets sterner and sterner the farther you progress into the 18. Elevation changes with numerous forced carries and holes with penalty areas down one or both sides. There are few bailouts areas on this course, you have to keep it within the rough lines or it would be a long round. This course would be a beast to walk, not only hilly, buy several tees are a hike from the last green.

They have recently punched the Kikuyu fringes and were punching the Kikuyu rough, but neither affected playability.

The tees were mowed close with good coverage. Only a couple needed divot attention.

The Kikuyu fairways were some of the best non over seeded desert fairways I have played in a good while. Lush and mowed close. How nice did they look? I mistook the small part of #1 fairway you could see from the elevated vantage point of the clubhouse for a sod farm or large chipping green... it looked more like a green than a fairway.

The Kikuyu rough was mostly mowed down fairly close. Sounds non penal unless you missed the "Kikuyu" part. Even mowed down, it is still challenging to attain both length and direction on your shots out of what appears to be lite rough.

The Sand traps were well maintained with nice sand. Thicker and heavier than it 1st appeared until I played a couple of shots out of it.

The greens still showed some visual evidence of their spring aeration, but I thought they putted well. Medium fast, firm with a generous amount of break. With the amount of break I had on numerous putts this round, they would have been treacherous if even a little faster.

I was surprised to learn that while there have been redesigns over the years, that parts of the course date all the way back to 1923. I also did not realize the sheer size of the resort, it is spread out over many acres in a beautiful, rustic setting. Customer Service is definitely emphasized, the sheer amount of employees out and about between different sections of the resort and especially out working on the golf course was impressive. Complimentary chilled Oranges and Apples were provided at comfort stations, another nice touch.

With the greens and the numerous penalty areas, this is not a beginners course. I enjoyed the round and would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who is at least an intermediate level golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course"


u000005270819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing it the course was in great shape the staff was super friendly!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ojai 's crown jewel"


Jeff9671692's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It has been probably 2 weeks since the course was punched and only in certain areas of the fringe or ruff was it visible. The greens are superb, roll true and hold a ball well from 160 in. Staff was great, weather great, and most importantly my round was great! Love this course, will be back in 2 weeks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course! Alway in great condition."


Anthony5675406's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a nice get away. Close to LA. Feels almost like a private club. Good pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Classic golf experience."


u000006377846's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good discount through Golf Now. Beautiful Setting, staff, pub, and course we're great. One of California's best golf locations.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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