#GolfCourseReview @SouleParkGolf #Golf #Ojai #California
Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
First time out here in 10 months walked the Oak Tees(72.8-128-6806) joined by my buddies Pedro and Matt yesterday afternoon 10/7/2017 teeing off at 2:30pm twilight finishing at 6:35pm for a POP of 4 hrs 5 minutes not waiting on one shot on a very hot October day with temps around 93 degrees at teeoff. Had a weird swirling wind for the first 7 holes or so that died down on the back nine. It was so beautiful today on the back nine–we saw a total of 2 groups and felt like we owned the course and had the place to ourselves. We paid their standard twilight walking weekend rate of $27.00.
Their is a new management company that took over from York management in June. I think you should check Soule out as this is the nicest that I have seen the course after a hot summer.
The fairways were surprisingly lush with most lies being very green and good with good coverage. Very few problem areas. Rating the fairways a solid 7.5/10.
The greens were in pretty nice shape. No bounces rolling very true. I thought based on the way they looked that they were going to be really fast but they rolled around medium speed. I fixed a couple extra ballmarks per hole. Tournament players that went out in the morning in front of us must not wanted to bend down and take the time to fix their ballmarks. Greens rated a 7/10.
The tees were lush but a couple of them need leveling here. Rated 6.5/10
Was in 3 greenside bunkers that contained a firmer packed darker brownish sand. All bunkers were raked. Rated 6.5/10
The rough and edges around the fairways were rated a 6.5/10–could be lush, spotty or just OK.
If the management can keep the fairways and greens at least to this standard they are going to do great. I was impressed. They are also doing a complete renovation of the clubhouse which was empty. Looked like they replaced some mats on the range.
Great Gil Hanse layout–fun, great prices and great views.
For sure recommended at this time.