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Congratulations to Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course for 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Ventura County.

Congratulations to all the great golf courses out there that won Best Playing Conditions for their Region.  Haven’t thought of playing there?  Consider this a wake up call and give their golf course a try.

Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Ventura County

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This year we have expanded our awards to 11 regions! @GreenskeeperOrg Winner #2016 @OjaiResort #Golf #BestPlayingConditions #Ventura #Breaking

We’ve waited all year for the results , and the results are in. proudly presents it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards for 2016.

Not to be confused with our other award “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on that stand out above the rest with our site users.  These golf courses distinguish themselves by providing consistent, exceptional playing conditions.

The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience.  A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux.  It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.’s registered trademark and creed, “Know Before You Go”®, centers on communicating these current playing conditions. The rating system used on is in part created by superintendents. views it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards as it’s highest honors.

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Click HERE for our previous article:  “Best Playing Conditions for 2016.”

Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course

Posted: 01/13/17 8:49p
Member Since: Feb 4, 2005
From: Saugus, CA

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Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course Ojai California Golf Course Rating

Played today with one of my buddies, Andy, using GN, $55 at 12:10 p.m. It was kind of crowded around the first tee from about 11:30 to about 12:20, when we teed off. Maybe a lot of groups with approximately the same times, so we went out a little late. They paired another single with us at the last minute, right after we hit our tee shots. I would say it was a little disorganized around the first tee, but not a real big deal.

The course was cart path only due to a good amount of recent rains and wet turf made the course play a little longer. Most of the fairways were in great shape with only a couple of saturated areas and a good amount of turf to hit from. It’s dormant, mostly kikuyu and Bermuda grasses. Rough was cut nicely, just at about an inch and a half, with good coverage, so no issues there. Only a couple traps had standing water (12 and 13 green-side bunkers) and other than that, I would say the sand was in great shape. The greens were soft but fast enough that you had to be careful not to run putts way past. We saw the beverage cart about three times in four hours. Everybody from maintenance personnel to the pro shop and starter was very friendly and super considerate when you got over a shot.
At $55, it was a super good deal.
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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 18 Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 18 Ojai, CA

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 17 Tee Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 17 Tee Ojai, CA

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 13 Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Golf Course Hole 13 Ojai, CA


2016 Best Playing Conditions for Ventura County - Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course
2016 Best Playing Conditions for Ventura County – Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course

Posted: 10/12/16 2:51p
Member Since: Dec 30, 2002
From: Westlake Village

Tee it up GK’er Review Gurus abbacat, GDR2323 and Pedro7017 at what is becoming one of my favorite golf courses in Southern California. Ojai Valley Inn is a beautiful golf experience. The surrounds and resort grounds are scenic, secluded and tranquil. The place is deep in golf history and majestic with its large mature trees. There are so many gorgeous back drops on virtually every golf shot. The golf course itself is challenging yet fair. You really need to hit the ball straight out there off the tee and then a solid iron shot or deal with the hazards, tough bunkers or when the rough is long, difficult green-side shots.

Ojai Valley Inn is in great shape. Greens running moderately fast, mostly smooth and holding shots well. Fairways lush with some dry areas and cut tight. Rough lush with some dry areas but cut down (the rough is kikuyu so be glad its cut down). Tee boxes has some recent reseeding on some of them but in general no maintenance, level and mostly lush.

As far as service, excellent. Everyone. Bag drop, proshop, attendants assisting with parking lot pick up/drop off, on course beverage (this on a late Monday afternoon). They make you feel special.

They will be aerating the greens starting 10/24 so try to play the course in the near future. However its just small holes.

Looking forward to my next round here already!

Why Did We Expand the Regions?

It’s simple. has been growing.  We expanded the number of regions because golfers like you have reported about golf course conditions of the golf courses you play.  In short golfers come to us if they want informative, relevant golf course reviews and it’s all due to your, our GK Community’s, diligence.  You let us know your experiences and well if we hear about it everyone else does too.

Why so Many Regions?

Golf is an experience and every experience is unique.  Different golf courses offer different experiences.  What we look for in golf course reviews offers a little insight into every golf course we play.  Not just one point of view but many, and by providing many different points of view you get a clearer picture of what each golf course has to offer.  To that end we felt it necessary to provide regions with their own highlighted golf course.  Local players can enjoy the fact there is a great facility they can play just around their corner.  Golfers looking to experience new golf courses can play these and experience first-hand these unique golf experiences.  Put simply, we allow not just your high-end. daily fee courses to shine but the local municipal as well.  They all deserve a fair shot and they all deserve to shine.

Look for additional Golf Course highlights from our Best Playing Conditions for 2016.