This year GreensKeeper.org awards Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course Best Playing Conditions 2019 for Ventura County.
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Posted: 10/22/19 12:54p
Member Since: Dec 11, 2009
From: San Diego
Played here 10/20 with my girlfriend’s father on a GolfNow Hot Deal for ~$75 on what was originally a 12:50PM tee time. The review of the actual course is as follows:
The weakest part of the course today and that’s really not saying much as they were fairly playable, sans a couple of holes that were more than beat up. I imagine with this course being so short that the blue tee boxes get a massive amount of play and the latter tee times will always suffer. Outside of those that were mangled a bit, the rest had enough land to try and find good footing.
Good shape. They were still green and had good coverage. I didn’t find a single bad lie all day and the carts had a good amount of mix available so golfers must have been on it today. Roll was also more than fair since we played on a day where the sun baked the fairway turf quite a bit.
Pretty penal on certain holes. It was never Torrey length, but it had teeth. The natural landscape of the land certainly was more penal than the rough but you still had to be careful no to spray your drives.
Was in a handful today and they had enough sand (not pear white nor beach sand, something in between). People seemed to rake up and leave them in good shape, which would mean my bad sand play today was all on me.
The highlight of the round. They were green, fast, and had some tricky breaks to them. I distinctly remember the breaks on hole 8 really got me even when they didn’t look at all complicated. A few ball marks left unrepaired by those ahead of us, but what can you do other than fix them.