Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

4.5068000000 4.5 stars from 5 (146)
  • 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: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 146 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

138 out of 145 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort 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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Reviews


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"Impressed"


Vibesmanjake's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now sent me a 50% off my next round coupon so I used it for the Ojai Valley course I paid $40.00
I had a 12:30 tee time so I got to the course at 11am
to warm up and used the included range balls,but the starter said that if I was ready to play I could tee off right away as a golf party of 20 were just about to tee off. I said yes of course and went right to the first tee with no warm up. Played the front 9 in less than 1 1/2 hour's with several groups letting me play through.
The 10th hole had several foursomes waiting but they to let me play through.
The course was fun to play with the front 9 a little harder as there were some forced carries and extreme doglegs. Greens and fairways were in wonderful condition and I shot my best round ever a 85. Everyone was very friendly and will play this course again and again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great, fun golf course. Superb facility."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely, fun and challenging golf course. Beautiful scenery, great course design. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great restaurant.


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: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ojai or Spyglass, tough call.............."


ran121367's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was our come-down course after playing Spyglass last week. Still need to come-down since this course was equally as nice, minus the ocean view. Played for 60 bucks with a cart from golf now so an unbelievable deal for a course of this caliber. Facilities are a cross between the Bacara in Santa Barbara and La Quinta. The carts are hi-tech, the course was in awesome shape and we had awesome weather to boot. If I had to choose between Spyglass for $450 or Ojai Valley for $60, I would take Ojai anyway. This place is a treat so enjoy yourself............


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000005772355's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course. Beautiful holes, beautiful trees, modest crowd. Just delightful.


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


"Always a Great Day at Ojai Valley Inn"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Life enjoyment system when you are at Ojai Valley Inn. Course is amazing and always challenging.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

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


"Unless you are a pro, play from the White Tees"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course: well kept fairways, doable rough grass, manicured greens. Also beautiful grounds, great views, and the service is great. At the Inn, you are a guest, even when you're just playing golf. The course is challenging, but not crazy hard. Just don't make the mistake we made: If you are hitting 90s or greater, and want to keep it like that, play from the Whites. The Blue tees are for PGA Tour players. It not only adds more distance, but all sorts of difficulty to the tee shot.


I recommend this course


"Course is always in excellant condition, offering challenging holes."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Staff very helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Taking a cart is definitely the way to go. Very hilly.


Player Tip: Stay in the fairway on all holes. Large trees can give you problems if you get near them.

I recommend this course


"Worth The Drive - Play the Blue Tees"


u000005609222's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

- No crowds or big lines which is a bonus
- Play from the blue tees
- Wind picks up around noon
- GPS on carts
- Natural grass range
- To many favorite holes to mention them all
- Shot 89 (chunked a couple)
- Green speed felt like 11
- Excellent bunker sand
- Consistent cart girl (older than normal)
That's all


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Immaculate greens rolling true."


Paul7483089's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in the best shape I've ever seen it. Great deal on Golf Now for a course of this caliber! Only regret, they discontinued they're deliciously famous hot dog at Jimmy's Pub. Travesty I say!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Lovely conutryside course and facility"


mkdavies's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We went to play as a couple staying in Santa Barbara and, on request were teamed up with another couple. We had a nice 4 hour round. The course was a bit tricky when you haven't played it before and our GPS in the cart wasn't working for the 1st 9 holes so we were teeing off into blind spots a lot. We booked to play there again as a 2nd round would have been even more enjoyable but sadly the weather turned bad so we had to cancel our 2nd round. We would consider staying at the resort on our next golfing trip to California


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ojai Valley a Unique Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a unique course with some very interesting holes. Many elevated shots to greens, some firced carries over creeks and forested areas. Greens are in very good shape, fairways and tees also good. Standard rate is very high, but if you get a discount it is worth it.


Player Tip: stay in fairway, take extra club to many uphill greens. Watch speed of greens.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantasyland for Golfers"


jlb93022's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This wonderful course takes full advantage of Ojai's rolling hills, oak woodlands and beautiful mountain views. Elevated tee boxes add thrills to several holes. Cart paths wind through oak-lined canyons and over picturesque wooden bridges. The hilly terrain is challenging but quite playable. Bunkers are well-placed but not punitive for the average player. Greens and fairways are very well maintained despite a crippling drought. It's not unusual to see wildlife and celebrities strolling through the course. Staff members could not be friendlier. My wife and I can't wait to play here again soon!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Rob7501101'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 04/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, great staff. Some forced carries, but nothing too difficult. Pace of play was great, finished in just over three hours on a Tuesday afternoon.


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: Moderate


I recommend this course


"timeless beauty"


u367045097's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course to play thru GOLF NOW as they often have great price for this outstanding course . When Inn not busy , the course is often not crowded , I played as a single in just over two hours !


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Get the greens cut and rolled!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow! Something I've wanted to do for my 20 year golfing career was finally accomplished. I found a free weekday to drive up to Ojai and try this famed track. Was not disappointed with the course design, fairway conditions, rough conditions, and especially not the scenery. YET - GREENS WERE RIDICULOUSLY SLOW. For a course this short (I played the tips) they should also worry about their well-heeled resort guests and good visiting golf players, AND NOT just about the local Seniors and LADIES when considering green speed. Way too slow for the quality of this course. Disappointingly so.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Felt like vacation"


u000006902512's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day at Ojai Valley Inn. We felt like we were on vacation. The course was in nice shape and pace of play was very good.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience"


u000001379162's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A couple of holes were kind of goofy but generally this course plays fairly & is good for the average golfer.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 Classic Course"


PHehir's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my son to play here for his first time. Staff members are excellent and very courteous. Greens had been recently sanded so that was disappointing, however, otherwise conditions were excellent. Did not have time to sit down and eat. Drinks from cart person were very over-priced.

If you want to play a beautiful course with a classic look and feel, this course is a must.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"All good"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course punched the greens other than that
perfect


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


golfpro6969's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ojai Valley has never disappointed me. The course is always well maintained and the scenery is great. This round, the green had been recently punched, but that is to be expected this time of year in Southern California.

All and all a great experience.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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