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Golf Course Review Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course Ojai California

Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course

Golf Course Review Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course Ojai California

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Reviewed by: uscdodger32, Los Angeles
Played 8/6 with Mr. Kich in the afternoon after our morning at Soule Park. Found a great deal online and ended up paying $69 for one of the first twilight times. This was my first time out here, as the higher rack rate and distance made other courses in the area more attractive.

The Review

Golf Playing Conditions 7.89 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.89 GREAT

Greens were in great shape, save for quite a bit of unrepaired ball marks. Considering how small some of these greens are, it was a bit surprising. However, they putted very smooth and true, and definitely ran faster as the afternoon sun dried them out.

Fairways were incredibly lush and provided great lies to hit from all day. Rough was really thick in spots. It made club selection and line off the tee critical.

Tees were lush, level, and well placed. I found a couple to be pointing to a less than ideal line, but that might have just been in my head.

I was in a number of sand traps and found the sand to be consistent “beachy” sand that provided a fair test to play out of.

POP on a hot weekday afternoon was great and well under 4 hours. A group of guys who seemed more interested in the beer cart were more than happy to let us play through on the front nine and we were pretty much by ourselves the rest of the round. Customer Service was excellent, from Dave on the phone and in the pro-shop, to the starter who let us out a little early, the plentiful water jugs on the course were great on a summer afternoon.

Final Thoughts

OVI was in outstanding shape, provided a good test of golf, allowed multiple shots, and definitely required a good amount of course management. I still don’t know if I’d pay the rack rate, especially with Soule just down the road (and Olivas, River Ridge, and Rustic not too far away), but deals aren’t too difficult to come by, especially if you’re able to play during the week or in the afternoon.