Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
The course was in good condition and was challenging. The course was in a beautiful setting overlooking surrounding mountains.
November 5, 2013
Interesting layout - beautiful scenery - enjoyable playing here
Having never played here before, the second hole was challenging, driving over trees to an area you can't see, not knowing what was there, then having to hit over a gulley to the green. Some parts were quite hilly, others were flatter. The first nine is more rustic, the back nine winds through the Ojai Valley Inn grounds. Had trouble finding the 10th tee - it was past the 13th tee on the main resort road. All in all it was fun to play and very pretty.
October 23, 2013
What a Beautiful Course!!!!
By far the most challenging, the best maintained and the most fun of any course I have played and I have played lots. The fairways were pure, the greens rolled true and were in incredible shape and the tee boxes were outstanding. My wife and I played 18 holes and because of great incentives from GolfNow played for free. We will be back as soon as we can.
October 20, 2013
Beautiful location but course needs TLC!
Beautiful locations and fon course layout. However, the fairways were very spotty and there were areas where there was mud even though there hasn't been rain in the area for months. Even at $69 it's questionable whether it is worth the value.
September 22, 2013
slow play ruined day
Marshals refused to deal with slow play. Course in very mediocre shape. A good course that is not being run particularly well and not up to the standards of the rest of the resort.
September 3, 2013
the course is very challenging with quite a few blind tee shots.
Worth the $69 a person that I paid. Got to take dad out for a nice round.
September 3, 2013
This course is one of the best in Southern California that you can pay to play. I always enjoy my rounds at Ojai.
September 2, 2013
Kikuyu grass and tight. 10 Handicap, first visit
The kikuyu is REALLY sticky, will grab you club on your irons even in fairways. And Kikuyu brutal around the greens. It took me nine holes to get used to it, and it still cost me strokes chipping. Sometimes the clubs stopped short like a chili dip, sometimes bounced off the grass and sent ball flying twice the expected distance.
First 9 very hilly, hard to see landing areas. Second 9 better, very challenging. Several drives require long carries (over 200 yards) in the 18. Greens good.
Staff sensational. On the driving range an instructor was collecting gear, stopped by and give both my partner and me tips for several minutes. Jim the Starter has been there 55 years! Very cool guys.
We paid $69 with cart and practice balls included. Good deal.
August 25, 2013