Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.5833000000 4.6 stars from 5 (228)
  • 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

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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: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 228 Reviews
5 stars:
155
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

218 out of 227 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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wdwillett's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ojai Resort Golf Course"


u555003872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course at a fabulous resort. While you don't need to be a guest in the hotel to play I highly recommend at least one night there if possible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging"


u591473572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great location and a big bonus because it is part of the Ojai Valley Inn. This course was constructed early in the last century and has held up nicely. The first few holes have some arroyo carries with fun elevation changes. The last three holes are very challenging. The 18th in particular is a bit narrow, very long and up hill at the end. A fitting finish. The rest of the course rewards good shots and has ample fairways. Be sure to look around the rooms above the 10 th tee. This was the original golf club house. A nice snack at the pub at a table under the trees near the 13th tee is recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"April 14, 2017"


NJGolfr's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing here and enjoyed the day. The green aeration is almost grown out and puts are running close to true. Sand traps have inconsistent depth. Not much else to add to other reviews but some arrival directions:

After passing the security guard station the next facility you will come upon will be the dining facilities (do not park here as it is quite a distance to the golf facilities) pass this building and continue straight on what appears to be a service road, half way to parking you will pass the pro shop on your right and continue to the stop sign then turn left down the hill to parking. There are numerous passenger shuttles that will pick you up and bring you to the pro shop.

Enjoy your day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic setting, fantastic golf"


u155394296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful time playing this course. My husband is a 9 index and I am a 14 (female.) The front 9 is particularly spectacular, with mountain views and gorgeous old trees. The course is challenging, particularly requires mind-over-matter with good course management skills for elevation changes, wind, and alarming bunkers on one particular par 3 on the back. There are four somewhat drab holes on the back 9 but other than that each hole is different from the next. Excellent greens allow a variety of pin placements. We had beautiful weather in early April and great pace of play...perhaps everyone was off the course watching The Masters.

Our only complaint is that arriving from off the property was a total mystery where we should go with our bags as well as our car. Signage to the 10th tee headed us off in the completely wrong direction...this needs to be more clear! Also the course would benefit from a snack shack at the turn...only available lunch items were either from the cart (fine, a few pre-made sandwich options) or order from your phone to the Pub, which would slow down play too much I think.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"IF GOLF NOW..."


uUEGC8044UE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

RATING LOWER BECAUSE OF GREENS.

If GOLF NOW had let me know about the greens being punched recently, it would have ben a great round. No ADVISORY ALERT given, so greens were not very good. Its Ojai Valley Inn, its always going to be good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000007451798's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Inn Golf Course is amazing!

Fantastic conditions all around.

Steep and hilly.

Has a vista of the Mountains and Canyons.

My only dissent where the punched greens that were hard and fast and unreadable. And the fairways are tight!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ojai spa"


u448217166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the kindness of staff

Especially the starter

Cool guy

Love the course

A bit upset that back nine was closed

Not sure why

Played front twice

Will be back

Hopefully back nine will be open

Oh yeah greens were punched so that was

Kind of a bummer

Wish someone said mine would be closed and greens were aireated

For the $$

Have a good day


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ojai Valley Inn Golf"


bjamin005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is is nostalgic and fair. It conjures thoughts of how golf courses used to be designed. Unforunately, there are no signs to direct visiting golfers while the resort is under construction. We spent 20 minutes making our way to the gold shop. Once on the course, there is minimal direction to the next hole... particularly from 9-10 & 18 to the parking lot.Also, the greens had recently been punched and the course reps did not disclose this information. The ammenities on the course offer some relief... good food and a quality watering hole offer relief. I qualify this course with 3.9 stars, the major distraction being the recently punched greens. Regardless, a fun 18 holes of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u6810521's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We went into this our first time, being prepared for anything I brought copies of our reservation. We were greated with smiles and good service. The course is tough lots of challenges but the view was so beautiful the greens were so well kept up impresseive. The only small minus would be I needed someone to explain to us the smart carts and video pads how they work. At times the cart would not move and we kept hearing a beep thinking our phones but turned out the pad and smart carts have restricted areas of the course . Takes only one time to remember that


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gem of a course"


Jon8106620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is very scenic and peaseful. It is on the short side, but still quite challenging. The layout is interesting. Pace of play is good. The staff could not be more friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Classic!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
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Reviewed on

You'd never know Ojai was closing in on a hundred years old. Even with all the rain this year, the course is in excellent condition. It is a traditional layout, following the contours of the land. No gimmicks here. The greens are fast with subtle and some not so subtle breaks. Watch out for the false fronts. The setting is serene with clear skies and the Topa Topa mountains as a back drop. The course is very challenging and plays much longer than the scorecard.The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Jimmy's Pub is everything a 19th hole should be; a great look and feel, nice selection of beers, wines, excellent food and an attentive staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u6418852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"magical place"


wayne805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Valley Inn is such a beautiful place. The golf course is my favorite to play, love to get out there on Sunday's. Never too crowded and pace of play is good. Scenery is amazing and course is fun to play.


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


"Great day at Ojai!"


amac716's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, Jim the starter was terrific, got me off well before my tee time...at my request. Got paired up in a twosome with Dave who works at the Inn, really provided me a lot of advice as to where to hit my shots. Great experience, highly recommend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A great lay not far from home"


Mark1601525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cause was in great shape for the amount of rain that week cart path only but all paths were very good would play course again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Charlie8948149's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



scott4948706'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 01/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Valley Inn is a gem. Its like playing Bel Air or Riviera without the $100K+ membership fee. Course conditions were good but not awesome due to recent very heavy rains. The ball would land and stop immediately. Oddly enough, the greens were very hard and extremely fast. certainly not what you expect at a resort course. However, they were fair and rolled true. The staff is very friendly. Jim, the starter has been there forever and is a delight. He remembers frequent players and if there is a large outing will do everything possible to get you out in front of them. A real pro. Ojai Valley Inn is like stepping back in time and playing in the 1940s or 50s. Pace is quick. I've played there a dozen times or more and only once did my round exceed 4 hours. just a delightful golf experience.


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


"Good time"


Eric9067590's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My two brother and i had a great time at the golf course, it is a great track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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