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Golf Course Review Olivas Links Ventura California

Olivas Links

Golf Course Review Olivas Links Ventura, CA

Reviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA

ALERT: Aeration
Will be aerating the greens 10/8 & 10/9.

Golf Playing Conditions 7.58 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.58 GREAT

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Played yesterday afternoon, riding with a course “End of Summer” special for $28 after 2:00. It was not crowded until about hole 6 where we started to hit the back end of the groups ahead. Pace was about 2 hours for the front and 2.5 hours for the back. The last four holes became a brutal hit and wait scenario: As many as five groups were on hole 16; a twosome on the green, two twosomes in the fairway, a single on the tee, and our threesome on the tee. Add to that there were so many little flies, landing on and biting us. Gross!

Greens were good. Very soft and rolling medium fast. I fixed many ball marks. The putting surface was soft and bumpy at times, but rolled decently for the most part.

Fairways were soft as well. Good coverage and mostly lush conditions. Despite being so soft, there was great roll on most shots. Occasionally there were some tight lies. I was agreed that the surface was great to hit from.

Rough was also consistently lush from tee to green. No real problems hitting from there either. Outside the mowed areas of rough there was the usual deep kikuyu grass. If you hit there you can pretty much forget about it. The course has reduced the size of those areas over the years, but they are still there and ready to claim errant shots.

Bunkers were nice; well-raked, light-colored sand. I was in one on hole 3 and it was in good shape.

Tee boxes (we played the whites) were mostly level and nice. I think there were a couple areas that were a little uneven, but overall good.

Other than those pesky flies and the pace near the end of the round, it was a very enjoyable afternoon.

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