River Ridge Golf Club - The Vineyard Course

4.0392117647 4.0 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6761 yards 72.0 121
Blue (W) 72 6761 yards 79.9 142
White (W) 72 6299 yards 77.3 137
White 72 6299 yards 70.0 116
Gold 72 5814 yards 67.6 112
Gold (W) 72 5814 yards 74.9 133
Red 72 5188 yards 64.5 105
Red (W) 72 5188 yards 71.1 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for 19th hole specials amazing food  

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"Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blues (6789/72.5/130) on the GK Coupon with GDR23 and 2 nice super seniors. The weather was very overcast and in the 70's.

Longest 4H, 40M round I have ever played, the 2 gentleman we were paired with could be known as slow and slower. We teed off right behind the group in front of us and by the time we were on #4 green the group in front was already on #6 fairway? Gary/I were walking. Gary was in the hole on #4, I was waiting to putt and the riding 2some we were paired with were still on the other side of the 100 yard marker? Only reason we finished in 4H, 40M was we never had to wait because there were 3+ holes open in front of us by the time we were on the back and either Gary or I started going to the next tee and hitting while they were chipping back & forth across greens.

People usually comment about players playing the wrong tees when they are playing the tips w/o the length or skill to do so. These guys were playing the whites, which is over 6300 yards @ RR Lakes. Not sure if it was because the Marshall said something to them or they became self aware by the back 9, but they finally moved up to the Golds. The one guy was over 80, walked to/from the cart with a cane and was hitting hybrids from inside 100 yards... and he is trying to play a 6300 yard course? The Marshall commented to Gary when he was looking over his eagle attempt on #18 that we drew a tough pairing, so evidently they were well known.

Overall, this was about as good of condition as I have ever seen the Lakes courses in.

The Bermuda tees were lush and had good coverage. Generally level with few unfixed divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush with good coverage. Very nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough also had good coverage overall. Not super deep, but long enough that playing anything more than a middle iron was unlikely.

The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand quality was good and the traps were decently maintained.

The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 5 yards off the green. The greens were mostly smooth and firm but still held iron shots well. They putted medium fast and looked like the cover of a pool table. Easily some of the best greens i have putted on this year.

The staff here is always pleasant to deal with here and RR is usually relatively on time with tee times. The Lakes course is a challenging course to play and to walk. The tee boxes on holes 11, 15 & 18 are a good distance from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's usually windy. No beverage cart today. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"RR Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6875/72.5/130) in 4H, 45M with Kassper7, Sixpex & JohnnyGK. The weather was sunny, calm by RR standards and in the 70's. The Lakes course is a challenging course to play and to walk. The tee boxes on holes 11, 15 & 18 are a good distance from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's usually windy. The Bermuda tees were mostly lush with good coverage. Generally level with few unfixed divots. The Bermuda fairways have good coverage. Mostly lush, they were nice to play from. The Bermuda rough also had good coverage overall. Not super deep, but long enough that playing anything more than a middle iron was unlikely. The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand quality was good and the traps were well maintained. The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 5 yards off the green. The greens were mostly smooth and firm but still held iron shots well. They putted fast (listed at 13' 10" on the stimp) but did not seem THAT fast. Our group was adapting to the greens and actually making some nice putts on the back today on some tournament pins. The staff here is always pleasant to deal with here and RR is usually relatively on time with tee times. Did not see the beverage cart today, which is unusual for a Sunday afternoon. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"RR Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blues (6875/72.5/130) in 4H, 45M for $28 with Kassper7 using the GK Voucher. The weather was sunny, breezy and in the 70's... there was consistently a 1-3 club wind all afternoon. We played behind a slow 4some and took our time and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

The tees had good coverage, were generally level & few unfixed divots.

The Bermuda fairways have good coverage. More lush than thin, they played well.

The Bermuda rough also had good coverage overall. Mowed down so you could find your ball but just long enough to be a 1/2 shot penalty.

The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand quality was good and it was decently maintained.

The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 5 yards off the green. The greens were mostly smooth, they were firm but still held iron shots well. They putted medium fast to fast with downhill putts almost impossible. How quick & firm were they as they dried out later in the day? On 4 of the last 10 greens I putted or chipped from the fringe and ran the ball through the green to the next fringe. On a few pins, once you got the ball rolling over the crest of a hill, it was go in or stop on the fringe below. 8' coming back was a common theme AD. I would estimate that we combined for over a dozen three putts on these greens.

The Lakes course is a fairly challenging course to walk. Holes 11, 15 & 18 are a decent distance from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's usually windy. The staff here is always pleasant to deal with and they generally get you out very close to your tee time. Saw the beverage cart person several times today. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Where are the graps"


DreamlineAz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this with my wife today, wow what a nice course and the greens were 10.7 and very true. Loved the design and the condition of the course, Again I am so surprised that this is a muni course. Outstanding is the word for this complex.

The staff were very friendly and one of the starters was from Liverpool, the Everton side so we had a bit of a giggle, he's a nice bloke, for the blue scouse.

I could not wait to play the Lakes course so I booked tee times from the 6th fairway. Again this is trucker friendly course but its a bit tight getting into the parking lot. If in the area put this on your list, you wont be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vineyard"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6730/72.6/129) in WINDY conditions around 70. Played on the RR B-Day month voucher, thanks RR! The POP was excellent, 3H, 50M walking, matched up with David, Craig & Sam, excellent guys to play with!

The Kikuyu tee boxes are lush, mowed close and nicely maintained.

The Kikuyu fairways had good coverage everywhere. More lush than thin, nice to play off of.

The Kikuyu rough is mostly mowed down. Decent close to the fairways, more sketchy the farther you get from the fairways.

The sand traps were filled with medium brown sand, fairly hard packed in the fairway bunkers, much softer around the greens. Well maintained even though the greenside traps were thinner than I would like to see.

The beautiful dark greens look immaculate and they putted as well as they looked. Medium fast speed, firm/smooth and held iron shots well. Better not be above certain pins or you were looking at 6' coming back on putts that seemingly died at the hole. Easily an 8 on the GK scale, these greens are flat out good!

The customer service is always excellent here, very friendly staff. Marshall very present and vigilant in keeping POP consistent. The Vineyard layout is not overly hilly, but it can be a challenging course to walk in the wind. Big climb from 2 green to 3 tee and it's a long walk from 13 green to 14 tee and from 18 green back to the clubhouse/parking lot. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2016

BERMUDA fairways, BENT greens that have POA ANNUA in it


"Breezy"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played on a normal breezy day in Ventura. The course condition was average with rough fairways and bumpy greens. The layout is interesting and requires multiple plays to get comfortable (couldn't get the distances to hazards). The dog leg par four on back nine with water on both sides is an interesting hole requiring good judgment. The pace of play for Saturday morning (9:30) was pretty good except when we made the turn and got caught up with the groups in front. I think the green fee is a bit high for this caliber of course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blues (6789/72.5/130) in 3H, 25M with RGM2525 & his dad Gordon on the GK Certificate, $27.99. The weather was partly cloudy, fairly calm and in the mid 60's.

The tees were okay overall. Generally level, good coverage & few unfixed divots.

The fairways are mostly dormant Bermuda sprayed dark green. Good coverage, part thin, part lush and played well.

The rough also had good coverage overall. The Bermuda rough is mowed down and not overly penal. I usually was able to play even long irons out of the rough today.

The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand quality was good and it was decently maintained.

The greens look about as good as I have ever seen them here. This critique is about the back 9 only. they were medium fast, mostly smooth and putted well. They were soft and held iron shots well.

The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 5 yards off the green.

The Lakes course is a fairly challenging course to walk. Holes 11, 15 & 18 are a decent distance from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's usually windy.

There was a maintenance issue today that greatly affected play. They were SOAKING the greens early morning so much so that #1 was unputtable when we arrived after our approach shots. A good 1/2" of water sitting on most of the putting surface. Every green until #7 had a "lake" some within the putting surface due to the severe watering. I would think this should be done after dark the previous evening to let it soak in and not affect play? I came back and attempted my birdie putt on #1 after teeing off on #18, once it was dried out.

The staff here is always pleasant to deal with and they generally get you out very close to your tee time. Affordable restaurant on site with good food. No beverage cart person out today. Definitely recommended. My overall rating will be lower that it could have been because of the front 9 greens being saturated. However overall, the course looks about as good as I ever remember the Lakes looking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"River Ridge Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First time here in over 6 months. Walked the Blues (6875/72.6/130) in 3H, 45M with RGM2525 for $17 super twilight. We teed off around 1:50 and finished 18 in almost total darkness. The weather was partly cloudy, fairly calm and in the 70's.

The Lakes course is a fairly challenging course to walk. Holes 11, 15 & 18 are a hike from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's almost always windy.

The tees were generally level, good coverage & few unfixed divots. Good overall.

The fairways had good coverage, part thin, part lush and played well.

The rough also had good coverage overall. The bermuda rough wasn't overly long and not overly penal. I usually was able to get good club and advance at least mid irons decent distances.

The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand was in excellent shape, well maintained.

The greens putted nice. Medium fast and mostly smooth, I had a great putting day. They were soft and held iron shots well. The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 5 yards off the green.

The staff here is always pleasant to deal with and they generally get you out very close to your tee time. Affordable restaurant on site with good food, no beverage cart person out today. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vineyard"


nickesquire's avatar
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California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blues (6761/72.0/129) in hot, humid occasionally breezy conditions with GDR23. POP was 3H, 50M walking, we only occasionally waited for the group ahead to clear.

The tee boxes are decently maintained. The tee markers have been regularly rotated & divots patched recently, the only one that was kinda thin was #18.

The fairways & rough are good overall. They both have good coverage everywhere, more thin than lush. Both have occasional drier areas.

The sand traps were filled with medium brown sand, fairly hard packed in the fairway bunkers, much softer around the greens. You could tell they were well maintained overall even though they had not yet been raked today and had sprinkler runoff.

The beautiful dark greens look immaculate and they putted as well as they looked. Medium fast speed, firm/smooth and held iron shots well. Better not be above certain pins or you were looking at 6' coming back on putts that seemingly died at the hole. I was impressed that the ground crew had been lightly sanding in old ball & pitch marks so the entire surface was relatively smooth/uniform. Easily an 8 on the GK scale, these greens are flat out good!

While Vineyard is not overly hilly, it can be a challenging course to walk in the wind. Big climb from 2 green to 3 tee and it's a long walk from 13 green to 14 tee and from 18 green back to the clubhouse/parking lot.

The customer service is always excellent here, very friendly staff. Marshall very present and vigilant in keeping POP consistent. Using the GK $36 voucher to play here includes walking fee, range token and a lunch item/drink. Nice range that was unfortunately closed today. The tri tip sandwich is excellent!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Riverridge Lakes Course"


Robert3828558's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The lakes course is one of the best tracks in Ventura County especially for the price. Enjoy the view from #4 tee box!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Victoria Lakes - greens were slow, bumpy and inconsistent today"


BigusDickus's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very lush today, almost too moist, kept everything very soft, mushy, and spongy. Grass on the long side everywhere including the fairways. Greens were very inconsistent - some had verti-cut marks, some had the bumps from the punches growing back, some were very soft and slow than others. Could not get any feel because of it! Excellent layout, the new holes still need to grow in, but as you drop down to the holes down by the lakes, it's really awesome. It was also very windy today, but weird enough I couldn't believe that my ball would not move at all sideways, but definitely came up short into it. Had me guessing on the crosswinds all day. Because of the very soft conditions it made it difficult, the greens are so HUGE, if you hit the wrong part you had a lot of work left, as I did! Once again very few groups out on the course so the pace was excellent. I have played in firmer therefore quicker conditions which makes it more fun. Today felt like a chore to slog through.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs some improvement. Get rid of Soccer Golf"


BigusDickus's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Where was everybody? Teed off with my old man at around 11, there was nobody on the course. As a twosome in a cart, drove through one solitary foursome and got done in just over 3 hours. I walked alongside as he drove with our bags. After that foursome, we saw nobody else. It was as if we owned the place. Cool, cloudy, perfect golf weather no need for sunscreen, around sub-70 degrees. The course is a bit scrappy in the fairways with the punch marks still growing back and they're letting it grow a bit to protect the turf for the upcoming City Championship, so it's understandable. But also inconsistent from hole to hole, not very even. The greens were firm but on the long side, so, a bit slow than usual, and also being saved for the tournament, I guess. The water in the many lakes on the course looked clean and clear though. Helped my old man get his ball back every time he stuck one in off the edge! If you have never played here, you have to know where to drop it in, as some of the water edges can be blind or deceiving on the back 9 of Vineyard. The greens are HUGE here, all of them. HUGE. You also have to be smart about where you drop them in on the greens as they are HUGE and undulated. If they're quick. you better hope you have an uphill putt with no climbing over the tiers and ridges. The fairways are friendly enough, but it makes you pick your spots as you approach the greens. It can play long, if the wind is blowing, so make sure you get your yardages correct and know how to play the wind.<br/> Driving range needs serious improvement. The balls are terrible, still. They used to have better range balls that actually flew properly. Whatever grass there is growing on the range is sand-based so it's a bit scrappy also.<br/> I HATE the fact that they have Soccer Golf here on the course! There's orange flags everywhere on the course, and it's annoying to see them out there, along with the orange tee markers on the tee. Go do Soccer golf somewhere else. Why don't the soccer golf people make their own course somewhere and do that. No, it doesn't help that the Starter tells us to just go ahead and yell fore if we happen to see any of those soccer people out there if our ball happens to go their way! So ridiculous! What would the USGA think? An empty golf course's income being supplemented by soccer golf. What have we come to in golf. So sad. And the course isn't even that expensive in today's world. An empty course. And there were no big games or events on TV.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/08/2015

This review was for the Vineyard Course.


"Great course, great facilty"


SantaBarbaraBirdies's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Good weather

Reviewed on

I hadnt played out here in many years and was a little concerned that it would be a classic muni but boy was I wrong, this is a really great facility.

Loved the Lakes course. Its challenging yet fair and will absorb even the most errant shots. The layout is fun and the greens are large and in great condition. The course is both visually attractive and fun to play and in surprisingly great condition considering the drought and the conditions of other local courses. I will most definitkly be back as the course takes a little local knowledge to play well. There are a number of blind shots and visual mis cues that can send you into a lake, the rough or bye bye altogether. Overall its a really nice course for all levels and is both reasonable in price and fantastic in play. Great job Oxnard!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"RR Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played Wed. 4/29. Walked the blues (6875/72.6/130) in 4 hours with RGM2525, Robstretch & Taylor. They paid $26 to walk, I played for free on my birthday round, thanks RR!

I was expecting to play the Vineyard course, which is in excellent condition. That is what I thought we were paying for in the pro shop. However, their mens club had the Vineyard booked solid, so we were routed to the Lakes, which has recently had major maintenance. To their credit, RR was offering a voucher for a free round later because of the aerification if you paid and played the Lakes this week.

The weather was partly cloudy, fairly calm and in the 70's. Victoria Lakes is a fairly challenging course to walk. Holes 11, 15 & 18 are a hike from the last green. 2 big climbs and mostly flat otherwise, but this is not a short course and it's almost always windy.

The greens are at LEAST 2 weeks from being decent again, sandy, bumpy & slow. They rolled poorly, but were at least receptive to holding iron shots

The fringes/aprons were very lush up to about 4 yards off the green, where much of the bermuda had been vericut and was rough/bumpy.

They have been working on the fairways seemingly for months now. Many fairways still showed signs from previous verticutting and again today they were aerating several fairways. So several fairways had thousands of cores littering them, it was better to be in the rough. Thin in spots, good coverage overall but they are currently in poor condition until they heal.

The bermuda rough wasn't overly long. They had sprayed much of the rough around the greens and many tees so that they look more green, and not dormant bermuda tan color.

The fairway bunkers were more hard packed, softer around the greens. Overall, the sand was in excellent shape, very well maintained.

The tees had also been aerated & sanded recently, so they are not currently in good shape either. Generally level with good coverage & few unfixed divots.

The staff here is always pleasant to deal with and they generally get you out very close to your tee time. The drink cart was out and beginning to make rounds right as we were finishing our early a.m. round. Nice snack shop with great Tri Tip sandwiches.

I know they are preparing for a couple of big tournaments and looking to have the course in great condition for late May. However, the current condition is about as bad as I have ever seen the Lakes course. The exercise and the company were excellent, but I would not have wasted my free birthday round on these conditions had I known beforehand we were going to be playing the Lakes course in its current state. Normally, I think Victoria Lakes is an excellent layout in good to excellent condition and a treat to play. Today, with mediocre to poor greens, tees and fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just may be my new favorite course"


Robert7277692's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Grew up in the area but have made the mistake of leaving a couple of time. Well anyway I think this may be my new favorite in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lakes"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a pleasurable twilight round with RGM2525 & his dad in breezy, partly cloudy conditions. We were rarely within a hole of another group all afternoon, walking the blues (6875/72.6/130) in 3H, 50M, on their standard twilight rate of $26.

The fairways were firm, quick & had been recently vericut. I usually had a nice cushion under my irons on approach shots.

The bermuda rough wasn't overly long. They had sprayed much of the rough around the greens and many tees so that they looked green, and not dormant bermuda tan color.

The sand was in excellent shape, very well maintained. The tees were decent, better than the last time I played here last month.

The greens were medium fast and rolled well despite being lightly cored around the edges of some greens. The greens were very receptive to holding iron shots. The fringes/aprons were also very lush.

The staff here always pleasant to deal with and they generally get you out very close to your tee time. The marshall was present out checking to make sure things were progressing smoothly. No drink cart today, but there are numerous water stations on the course. This course is a good deal based on it's condition, price and layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vineyard"


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California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a Sat. mid morning round with GDR23, Jamesph99 & JohnnyGk in what turned out to be normal, slightly windy Oxnard beach conditions. It was slightly over a 4 1/2 hour round with all 4 players walking the blues (72.0/121/6761). However, we set the pace as leisurely, it wasn't until the last hole that we had another group within a hole of us the entire round!

The greens were the best part of the course. They rolled great, medium fast and consistent from green to green. Really lush, firm with few ball marks.

The fairways & rough are decent, not great looking because they are mostly dormant/brown but they play better than they look. Expect some tight/thin lies on the fairways, what I would consider normal winter conditions.

The tees were decently maintained, the tee markers looked like they had been regularly rotated.

The sand traps were freshly raked with good sand and in very good shape.

The staff here is almost always running things on time and has us on the 1st tee right @ our 1035am tee time. First time I have played here in almost 3 years, I need to work this course back into my regular rotation.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good"


rhanroo11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Ok verygood green, view.<br/> my friend also like too much.<br/> Vvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrryyyyyyy good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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