Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
|Red (W)||72||5244 yards||70.9||128|
|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|
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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.
Disappointed @ Ojai
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.
Had a great day even with Labor Day weekend... great course and the staff is the best ever. Golf Now is the best too. I don’t know how you get these great prices at great courses.
Buddies Getaway at OVI
Played here with 15 buddies in July. We were offered a great group rate to hold our annual "North/South" match play tournament. I will write a review that gives my honest evaluation of the course and facility:
LAYOUT: tremendous and challenging course that requires a lot of different shots. (great tip: watch the youtube videos that explain how to play each hole--truly helpful). The views are spectacular on many holes. Bring your camera phone.
CONDITIONS: really good. The greens rolled great and the fairways were well maintained (I don't know about the rough because I never hit into it :)). Sand in the bunkers was even and playable.
STAFF: I communicated with Matt Pavin for about 6 weeks ahead of our playing date, and I have to say he was awesome about staying in touch with me as the day approached. He was willing to set up closest to the pins, long drives, and even had scorecards prepared for our matches (with dots for the stroke holes--a nice touch). The valets and bar staff were awesome. If I have one tiny complain it was that we didn't see a beverage cart until the 9th tee (despite calling and asking on the 5th hole). Not a big deal, but when I did see her, she wasn't all that pleasant to our group.
OVERALL: I will definitely return to OVI to replay this great course and want to thank the staff for their personal attention and excellent golf course.