Olivas Links Golf Course

4.2903882353 4.3 stars from 5 (267)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6818 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 3750 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, California 93001, Ventura County
  • (805) 677-6770
  • (805) 642-7495
  • www.olivaslinks.com

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1967), Forrest Richardson (2007), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2007)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tour 72 6818 yards 73.0 130
Champion 72 6530 yards 71.6 127
Club 72 6097 yards 69.5 121
Club (W) 73 6097 yards 77.0 135
Players (W) 72 5348 yards 72.4 128
Players 72 5348 yards 65.8 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 267 Reviews
5 stars:
123
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

250 out of 264 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for walkers locals advanced golfers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers thick rough  

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julianahahn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



primos805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great deal on golf now nice course pace of play was perfect greens are fast excellent time at golf course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course that offers challenges"


u000007446233's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
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Reviewed on

I Play from the whites so the course was short but still challenging missing the fairway brings you into some very tough rough they were also variable winds that can create a problem figuring out distances greens are easy to read but not necessarily too large Overall I had a great time and will definitely play here again by the way it is a very busy course but the rate of play was pretty good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Joe3522895's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


Tom7084168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways and greens are always kept in great shape. The staff is always friendly and you can't beat the location. Green fees are very good, considering what you get. If they had a clubhouse I'm sure the fees would go up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Seniors Tournament"


dmanne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Generally love this course. 20 degrees cooler than anywhere else. It's in excellent shape, the greens are rolling really well. But why have a Seniors tournament before 11:00 when they hit it 100 yards and it takes an inordinate amount of time to get to their ball. Made for a 5+ hour round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Links style suits me"


u593320747's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was challenging and birdies were attainable if you kept it on the short stuff. The fairways and greens were well maintained. I got a great deal on golfnow and my playing partners were great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course with Cool Breezes"


educal's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mostly flat, very fair and challenging from the Back Tees...but the Middle Tees or the Whites will also test the game. Friendly staff.


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


"Really enjoyed my round."


Tom6522810's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always enjoyed playing this course. The tee boxes, fairways and greens are in very good shape. 4 sets of tees for all levels of play. Bring your wind clubs as you can expect some challenging shots. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tmoss113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Round took 5 hours and 40 min. No golf should take that long I don’t care if there is a tournament. Pace of play needs to be reinforced before your start to lose play because of it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


Mike32286's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with excellent layout. Great pace today - sometimes it gets slow on weekends.

Sand is much more consistent and greens are rolling smooth and fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Valdis3819221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant and challenging."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens are in fabulous shape. The pace of play was very nice even though the course was fairly crowded for a Friday. There is a constant small head wind due to the ocean breeze but very manageable. Staff was very friendly but the clubhouse could definitely use an upgrade. There is only a small trailer with some snacks and drinks. Overall the course was a lot of fun to play and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


u000006486405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses in the area. Challenging without making you feel like you need more lessons after the round. Course is always in good to great condition. Fun course. And a great walking course if you want the exercise. It’s pretty flat so you won’t exhaust yourself. I’ll continue to play here a dozen or more times a year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tony726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Olivas with John B"


John8581872's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my son and wife at 3 different sets of tees. We were in carts but lots of walkers on the course. This facility has a driving range, sand trap area, practice putting green all in great shape. This course provides plenty of challenge to any level golfer especially when the wind is blowing and that’s often. Not unusual for gust to hit 15 mph. The back 9 by far is the most difficult with plenty of green side and fairway bunkers. I was at 38 on front nine and finished with 91 after two deep bunkers. Be prepared to be challenged.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Loren6435626's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



JerryHatt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



uclabruin42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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