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4.4
330 Reviews (330)
5 Stars
159
4 Stars
139
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
96.1%
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312 out of 330 reviews
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4.5
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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4.5
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.0%
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48 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6818 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.0
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Olivas Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1967) Forrest Richardson (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
330 Reviews (330)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 44
Bunkers 34
Thick Rough 24
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 37
Locals 36
Advanced Golfers 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
Convenient to the City 22
In the 'Burbs 17

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Favorite VC course!

Played last Sunday; after 3 days of rain. Course in terrific condition. Tee boxes level and perfect. Fairways are a pleasure to hit from; no guessing how the flight of your ball will be! Greens very receptive to a high incoming approach shot. Pace of play was under 4 hours. Friendly staff as usual. I would play here 7 days a week if i could! Awesome views of the snow capped mountains to the North!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course Conditions on Challenging Layout.

Beautiful links-like layout near ocean in Ventura / Oxnard. Wind is typically a factor. Greens are typically fast and challenging. Premium on accuracy off tees and into greens. Clubhouse and bathrooms are (very nice) trailers with beer and shop amenities but this track is all about the amazing course and layout. Bring an extra ball or four...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging when wind blows

I like Olives Links. It’s an course that makes you play all your clubs. From the tips, it’s definitely challenging but scoring opportunities are abundant. Greens are solid but could be faster. A little too soft and balls never roll out. Pace is good in the morning. Forget it after 8am, you’ll be out there all day. Nice practice facilities but no real clubhouse or drink cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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

Back 9 & Breakfast!

Snagged the "Back 9 & Breakfast" deal - the perfect way to get your golf fix, socialize with friends, and get home for the rest of your day with family (or football!). And for $27, it's a major score.

Teed off at 8:04 & finished in 2 hours, and didn't feel anyone in front of us or behind, which is a huge part of the experience. The course is in super shape, and being able to soak in sunrise over the driving range from 10 tee is my version of Church.

Post-round, your tasty breakfast burrito is just a short hop down the road at Buenaventura GC. Yes, that's a little weird, but totally forgotten as you unwind with 2 tv's playing the morning NFL games with a face full of pretty great grub..

Look, I loved every bit of it, and so will you. But, do me a favor - please don't ruin this little slice of heaven by booking all the tee times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They just punched the greens but knew it going in.

Fantastic Round today! Wind was light ( played early) which made things a little easier I think. Starter was extremely helpful and friendly. Course was in great shape outside of the aeration on the greens but I knew that going in so no complaints.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

This course is on my list from 1 to 10 ,a ten. The course is in a supreme condition. I can wait until play again.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Less than Ideal

According to various sources throughout the day, there were multiple events booked same day. Took nearly 3-1/2 hours to get through the front 9...after another 30 minutes to get through hole 11 it was time to call it a day. Was hard to stay motivated with (at times) 15-20 minute breaks between holes. Not quite sure about wanting to go back...hear the pace of play is much better during the week (which conflicts with work and other commitments), so I suppose we shall see.

On a lighter note, the weather was great and the course looked really nice.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value, Great Course

My experience at Olivas links was great. The course was in perfect condition, fairways were lush as were the aprons and greens. The traps were strategic and well groomed and the course was challenging but not severely so. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great links course

2nd time playing this course. Best to play early, strong ocean winds in the afternoon. Course is in great condition. Pro shop staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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 Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Olivas Park GG

good course, slow at times. Fairways great, greens need work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely Parkland Golf Course

Buenaventura is a fun course. It isn’t long, and the front and back nine are very different. On the day I played, the staff were able to get me out earlier than my reserved time. I had the pleasure of playing with two retired gentlemen. Some might consider the course very easy. The front 9 doesn’t have a par 4 longer than 400 yards from the tips. However, there are many strategically placed bunkers. Only one hole has a water hazard, the picturesque #5. There is only one par 5 on the front. It isn’t long, but asks the player to hit a high fade around trees to be able to hit it in two. There is a drivable par 4 (#6) followed by a longish par 3 (around 200 yards). The back nine pretty much is defined by the outer boundaries of the course. While OB is not a factor on the front, it is on the left side of 6 of the 9 holes on the back. There are two par 5s on the back. Number 10 is probably not reachable except for the longest of hitters. The par 4s on the back are all longer than the front. Numbers 13 and 16 are quite challenging as water guards the front of the green on 13 and lurks to the right of the green on 16. I reckon the back nine probably plays 2-3 strokes harder than the front. It is a lovely parkland style course that puts more of a premium on accuracy than length.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give Olivas a shot!

Olivas is a great links course. The fairways & greens are outstanding. The course is challenging with give & takes. If you’re looking to get away from the heat in the valley, Olivas is a good deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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