Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.5625000000 4.6 stars from 5 (176)
  • 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
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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

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
Overall Condition: 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
Food & Beverage: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
117
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

167 out of 175 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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"Challenging and beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lived this course. Challenging. Great greens. Great views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


jbaral519's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun, deceiving course. Definitely worth playing. Beautiful surroundings.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great for single handcap (7~9) or higher"


oj650427's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

very nice to play but it was too far to drive from LA.
The difficulty is little above of average.


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


"Special place"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Serene surroundings, some of the prettiest and most challenging holes you can imagine and very, very fast greens that roll true. Careful if you are above the hole...


Player Tip: Take extra balls and ask for tips because 3 or 4 holes have severe doglegs with tilted fairways and you need to be on the correct side

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained. Great staff. Challenging but still enjoyable for beginners


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Another Great Round!"


zjlg01's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Annually several of us travel from Chicago to see family and play golf in the LA area. A MUST stop over the last several years has been Ojai. We found the course in excellent condition from tees, to fairways, to greens. Ojai is in much better condition than other courses we played during the week. Every time we play here the staff is helpful and the pace of play excellent. There are multiple elevations throughout the course, beautiful landscaping, and a sense of history. For the intermediate player, the course is challenging and will reward good shots. We will return next trip.


Player Tip: Do not over drive #2. The gorge is closer than it looks and you will lose a stroke if you get too close. Enjoy the par 3s.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best course I've ever played"


hotrodhanny's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I cant say enough about this course primo prime and very fair course everything was imaculate!!!!


Player Tip: just enjoy the scenery

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


"Difficult but scorable"


Robert7277692's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I came in overly confident and didn't give the course the respect I should've. Otherwise an awesome facility, course and time was had by all.


Player Tip: No need to bring extra balls as you'll find plenty along the way. hey, hey. :)

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens too soft"


Dell6166014's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
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Reviewed on

All greens had/have lots of spike, ball damage due to surface being so soft??
Puts look like the 4x4 to the hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was worth driving over an hour to play it."


Punky2bullet's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape considering the drought conditions we have in California. The course was challenging when playing the course for the first time. Definitely a course we would like to play again when we return to the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Birthday Surprise"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Surprised my sweetheart with a golf day and we spent the night too. We have lived in Ventura County for most of our lives and we had never been here. 20 minutes from home for us. Treat yourself and go. We had a great experience from start to end. Only wish we had stayed longer. Everyone was so great and the atmosphere at the resort was so relaxed. Everywhere we went they were wishing my Husband a "Happy Birthday". He felt so Special. The weather was great, warm with rain that evening. We had a deer run across one of the holes we were on too. Loved our time at the Inn!!!


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: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course empty, greens fabulous, rest of the course good. Will be back next time in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course and service"


mikegaulin's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Final stop on my trip from SD to Monterey. Tough to say which was my favorite between here, La P, and Bayonet. I got a great deal on Golfnow so had to pull the trigger. I was going to play Rancho Maria but the pro shop didn't want to work with me on the timing of my hotdeal. Side note, I get that golf courses despise hotdeals since they make no money off them but there is value in selling food/drinks plus reviews such as these.

Ojai treated me like any other guest, let me go off early and even mentioned that I could replay the holes that I skipped due to a slow foursome. They get customer service since while I golfed 27+ holes my new wife spent $250 on spa services.

I've played the course a couple of times but had forgotten the variety it presents. For some reason I remembered it being like La Costa but it is actually much more like Aviara and Maderas. At $40 it was a steal even if the temp was pushing 100. Looking forward to heading back in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and staff was absolutely fantastic. The reason we played this round of golf was due to the discount rate of golf now. It would be a stretch to pay $180 for that round. Overall though, fantastic.


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


"Ojai Delight"


Dale9174005's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a picture perfect setting and excellent playing conditions and value. While this was my first time playing it won't be my last. Set in a beautiful resort the course was lush and well manicured. The tips played about 6200 yards but the layout was challenging. The screens were soft and true.


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: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top Notch Experience"


Mark1934722's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All of the course staff were friendly and accomodating. The course and surrounding areas are beautiful. I highly recommend playing at Ojai Valley Inn. I stayed at the resort too, unfortunately for only one night. Outstanding resort.


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


"Golf like it was in 1975."


1bidwell's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played two rounds at the course. Didn't wait once on a shot. The conditions were perfect, the staff was great. It was the nicest two days of golf I've had in the past 20 years.

The sure joy of playing golf returned to me during my stay.


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: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GREAT COURSE"


jew3804's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A+ EXPERIENCE, I HAD 3 FRIENDS VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN EVERYONE SAID IT WAS THE BEST COURSE THEY PLAYED THIS YEAR.
A GREAT BARAGIN THROUGH GOLFNOW

THANKS
JOE WATERS


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


"Great condition"


0154963's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After getting rained out last time after 9 we were looking forward to playing again. The course was in awesome shape and more gorgeous than ever. What drought? Lush and green as could be. One of my favorite rounds ever and I have played some great tracks. We played on a Wednesday and there were maybe 20 people on the course. Very highly recommended!! DB


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: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a treat"


Shaun8112174's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course isn't long by any means, but it forces you to be a shot maker and that's where the difficulty comes into play. My struggle here is out of the rough which is "sticky" and your ball rests on top of 4inch plus thick rough. Enjoy your round


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



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