#GolfCourseReview @SouleParkGolf #Golf #Ojai #California
Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Out for the Black Friday experience this morning 11/24/2017 at Soule Park. Walked the Orange Tees joined by my buddies Matt and Rick. We were quoted $28.00 to walk when we booked our time last week. When we showed up this morning they wanted $40.00 to walk. After going back and forth for a couple minutes they honored the original price of $28.00 they stated on the phone. Weather was perfect mid 80’s with light breezes and the POP was 5 hours on the busiest day of golf. We had a 10:24am tee time and teed off around 11:10am and finished right at 4:10pm. Never seen this before but they had a marshall in the 1st fairway waving groups on the tee to hit down the hill with groups in front not even out of the way–kind of weird but I guess it worked.
The new management at Soule Park really has this place green and lush from tee to green. Also added some new white marble beach sand in some of the bunkers–#3 and #16 come to mind if I remember right.
The fairways are very lush, full coverage with very few problem areas at all. They must be watering the tees, rough and fairways cause this is the best shape that I have seen Soule Park in this late in the year. Fairway rating 8/10
The greens were rolling very nicely. Soft and holding nicely on approach–fixed some ballmarks from the groups in front of us. Huge Gil Hanse green complexes and you can have some real long lag putts here. Rated 7.5/10
Most of the bunkers had the old brown clay like sand that was firmer and then there were holes like #3 and #16(both par 3’s) that had new white soft marble sand. Thinking they are trying to convert all the bunkers to that white marble stuff. White marble sand bunkers rated 8.5/10. Clay like bunkers 7/10.
Rough lining the fairways very lush, green and in good shape. Rated 8/10.
Very fun layout with a couple strong par 4 holes #8, 12, 14 and 15. Plenty of scoring chances on the par 5’s #4, 5, 11 and 18–beautiful scenery and great prices.
Recommended with the new management changes.