Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.5817000000 4.6 stars from 5 (208)
  • 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
142
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

198 out of 207 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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"Scenic gem."


Millerjo44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Inn golf course is a scenic gem and a challenging course. The front nine winds through oak trees and hills. Keep an eye out for the deer. The back nine opens up a little the the last three holes. 16th, 17th and 18 will keep your attention, hit it straight! Love the course and it was in great shape. Only negative was them putting a group off the back nine. Just as the group in front of us was making the turn. Slowed play on the back, after a non stop front.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful place"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great old course. They allow walking, which I did. Great experience, beautiful conditions, greens were fast and fun.

Can't wait to come back.


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


"Quiet, peaceful round with no one around"


blink1037's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had our family playing 2 groups. The starter was great with accommodating us all, we loved him! The course is still in good shape even due to the drought of SoCal. We love how quiet and peaceful it is here. Ojai Valley Inn has become a "trendy" place it seems, just hope the golfing stays classy and one of our favorite places to relax and play a round. Also I understand if you want to hit the driving range, but if you're hipsters drinking wine, maybe chatting and "accidentally" throwing clubs might not be the best around people that pay for the Ojai golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Great deal!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


Rick93's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course to play green r fast


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


Mikelib2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging golf course. Starting time 10am on a Saturday morning and finished in 4 hours. Staff friendly and helpful. Recommend playing and staying here anytime.


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


"Terrific Day of Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a buetiful day of golf !! The Staff, the Course and the whole embience is so Very Nice !!

Mind you, it's a difficult course but a great one.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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.


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


"Amazing Classic Course"


Pooshdaddy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love this course. It's not long but it requires strategic and precise shots to accomplish scoring. George Thomas is an all-time great course architect and this course is a testament to that. You start by playing out from the Inn and weave down into the valley and surrounding property in a supremely enjoyable routing. Memorable holes are littered all around the course and kikuyu grass provides a proper challenge from the rough. Strategic short par 4's, both short and long par 3's and tons of elevation change makes this arguably the best public course for the money in Southern California. Highly recommend it for elevated resort style golf.


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


"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


"Very nice place to play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very good course and most of the time not to busy. I have stayed there and it is a great place to play 2 days and spend the night I paid 700 which included 1 night stay and unlimited golf for 2 days for 2 people. We were treated like kings form the when we got there to when we left.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I 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



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