Golf Course Review Soule Park Golf Course Ojai California
Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Walked the Orange tees this morning 1/6/2020 at 10am with my buddy Mack, buddy and fellow teaching pro Brian P. and his nephew Jake. Great group to play with. We came in a shade over 4 hrs for pace of play on an absolute perfect day for golf, low 70 temps with no wind. Very friendly staff checking us in. They have a range here with mats, separate little chipping area and a nice sloped putting green.
I have been playing this course for many years and cannot remember the greens being this nice. Very quick and firm on putts and chips(would say close to a 11 on the Stimp), yet holding irons beautifully. For sure the highlight of the course. Staff should be commended on how nice the greens are. Very undulating big greens here where they can put some awesome challenging pin locations. Rated 9/10
Fairways were semi-lush with most areas green and lush(especially for early Jan). Some wet and muddy areas in shady areas. Rated 7/10
Tees level and in good shape. Rated 7/10
Was not in any bunkers(thank goodness) but let me tell you they are white marble and are very thick. Great player in our group had a hard time getting out of them. Our group described them as almost having too much beach like sand. Would rather have to much sand rather than hard rock bunkers.
Rough was mostly mowed down, uniform length and mostly lush. Rated 7/10.
Soule’s green complexes will challenge players along with holes 6 and 8 on the front nine and hole 14 on the back nine.
Had a career round out here today–even if I didn’t—– I just love the layout and weather up here.