Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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4.7
326
5 Stars
229
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
97.1%
Recommend this course
313 out of 326 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
26
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.3%
Recommend this course
24 out of 26 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
64
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.9%
Recommend this course
62 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6292
Slope 132
Rating 71.0
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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
Scorecard for Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.0/131 412 358 115 297 440 312 392 128 517 2971 405 227 487 405 203 562 203 403 442 3337 6308
White M: 69.3/126 W: 73.7/127 406 330 105 274 433 299 379 119 439 2784 399 191 458 399 186 546 179 365 402 3125 5909
Red W: 71.0/123 404 297 98 128 416 283 352 103 435 2516 364 133 435 364 152 471 146 275 397 2737 5253
Handicap 6 10 18 14 4 12 2 16 8 7 17 11 5 15 9 13 3 1
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 8 6 16 14 10 12 2 17 4 7 18 3 9 15 1 13 11 5

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George C. Thomas, Jr. (1923) William P. Bell (1923) Jay Morrish (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.7
326

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
Patio Dining 43
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 65
Bunkers 55
Forced Carries 51
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 54
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 53
Advanced Golfers 42
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 67
Worth the Drive 64
Convenient to the City 11

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Time Ever

A perfect day of golfing on one of the finest courses in Southern California !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A true gem

Breathtaking course nestled in the Ojai mountains. Not long, but shot making is the emphasis. Greens are quite fast but true.

A couple of things to be aware of:

- construction going on along the 9th and 18th fairways. They are building stuff.. On 9 this can be an issue on 2nd shot left side. On 18 it’s the drive and right side.

- 16 is a spectacular par-3. Most misses in any direction will result in OB, hazard, or bunker. It’s the 4-handicap but IMHO it is the hardest hole on the course and should be handicap-1

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great course great Golf Now value

Excellent course regular price $180 Groupon $89 Golf Now $55!! Cant beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses!

We had a great time again on this beautiful but challenging golf course! Second time this month and can't wait to play here again soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

George Thomas Gem!

There's a plaque on the course with a quote from George Thomas. To summarize, the designer touts the course as his best design, "Not a weak hole on the entire course" (I paraphrase). It's a great layout, in very good condition. Scenic, and the weather this time of year is incredible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Old time charm with modern facilities!

Beautiful course! Best course I have EVER played!! Greens were in winter condition but rolled true! Friendly and helpful staff! Course is a shot makers course, don't remember ever using as many variety of hybrids and woods before . I brought a groupon deal that got me a round of golf, cart, bucket of ball's, and beer for $80 bucks, a unbelievable deal!

Will definitely be back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Condition, Challenging

Chamber or Commerce day for Ojai and the course. Friendly staff, course in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Original George Thomas Gem!

The course holds up well against more modern designs. The setting is spectacular and the course condition is very good to excellent. The greens were recently punched but are VERY healthy - once the defects heal over these are going to be some of the best greens in the area!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

The weather was great, mid 80's, little wind (as usual). The setting with the mountains in the background, playing the first nine trough the canyons, ten through sixteen more on the flat, and then the foothills again to play the "Lost Holes".

Perfect day, I even played some golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this place

A beautiful hotel, which I have stayed at before; lovely amenities, good restaurants, friendly staff. Played golf today with grandson. Lot’s of people around the hotel but very few on the course. A lovely day with my grandson. Hey

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ojai

This is a excellent resort with a great golf course. Staff very friendly and resort amenities excellent .A great golf experience.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Construction Zone

The construction of the banquet facility has made holes 9 & 18 more difficult and the late afternoon pace of play was slow. Other than that the course was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Treat

Loved the entire day! A great course

, up and down. over canyons , around canyons, and at times... into canyons. Staff, layout, conditions, all top notch.

Thank you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Disappointed @ Ojai

9/2/18

Range grass was mushy wet and uncut, more like rough than fairway. Had to borrow balls from another hitting station. Starter rushed us out to first tee early, only to have play repeatedly slowed by groups ahead. Owing to the native topography, course layout is too hilly to walk, fraught with blind and forced carry shots that made our group's high handicappers grumble, too short to consistently challenge better players, at under 6300 yards; and sadly has too many "so what" holes, including those bordered by on-going construction. Overall, disappointing and certainly not good value for the money, especially in comparison to Ojai's newly revived Soule Park muni, just minutes down the road. Next trip to Ojai, save yourself $100. Skip Ojai Valley CC. Visit Soule instead.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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