Golf Course Review Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course Ojai California
Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Played today 5/28/2019 at the Inn. I can see why this used to be a former Senior PGA tour stop. When you drive in the grounds you feel special. Hallowed grounds knowing that Trevino, Palmer, etc hit tee shots here. This is a shot makers course that is both scenic, fun and challenging.
The conditions were just terrific.
The greens were rolling medium paced, pure and held all shots that were high or had spin coming in on them. I rarely find greens where I am not fixing an extra ball mark or two. Green complexes range from a couple small ones to some big complexes with some swales and undulation. Love the greens here. Rated 8.5/10
The fairways and rough are just in fantastic shape. Fairways had perfect green lies and rough was semi-penal but still easy to hit out of. Green-side rough looked to be mowed down. I remember playing here years ago where you did not want to be in the green-side rough. Rating for fairways and rough was close to a 9/10.
Tees were level for the most part, I saw some divot damage on the par 3’s–tee rating 8/10,
Was not in any bunkers but they looked firmer.
Don’t let the shorter front nine fool you–once you get to number 14 you really start playing some golf on 16, 17 and 18.
My only gripe today was they did not have the back tee box open on number 18 which I think is one of the tougher tee shots on the course. I also think its the best shot on the course.
The staff here treated me like gold, awesome place to take the wife for lunch as well.
Can’t recommend this place enough. Great course!