Located between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, California and just a few miles away from the Los Padres National Forest, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa brings forth the best of what southern California can offer its visiting and local golfers who book tee times at this course. The weather near Los Angeles California and in Ojai Valley is sunny and warm throughout the majority of the year meaning GolfNow customers can enjoy Ojai Valley Inn and Spa tee times all throughout the year, regardless of season. The greens and fairways feature kikuyu grass, which is a drought tolerant grass species and helps to create more challenging roughs on the golf course.
This prestigious golf course is enjoyed by professional golfers, celebrities, and enthusiasts of the sport the world over. The course owners and operator take great pride in their ability to provide a world-class golf experience, easy and convenient tee time bookings, and this has been the case since Ojai Valley Inn and Spa was first constructed back in 1923. Designed by George C. Thomas Jr. a prolific golf course designer responsible for some of the courses found at Riviera, Bel-Air and Los Angeles country clubs and William (Billy) Bell, the golf course designer of Bakersfield Country Club and the Stanford University Golf Club, this par 70 18-hole course was hailed as a marvel of golfing architecture as it’s a low penalty course that offers plenty of challenges to both expert level players and those with lower handicaps. Making Ojai Valley Inn and Spa tee time booking options great for players of varying skill levels.
In 1988, famed golf course designer Jay Morrish helped renovate the Ojai Valley Inn and elevated the challenge of the greens. In 1999, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa restored two of the original holes developed in 1923 that were considered "lost" after WWII. These two holes have been fully restored to their original layout and as a result of this and other renovations to the course, Ojai Valley now boasts six par 4’s that are over 400 yards, thee par 3’s that are over 200 yards, and most importantly, the golf course provides for an enjoyable and fun tee time regardless of skill level. While the golf course has changed since its first opening day, people who come to enjoy this golf course all appreciate the nostalgia and traditional feel that cannot be emulated by another local area golf courses. This is why Ojai Valley Inn and Spa tee times tend to be so in demand from local area golfers.
In the eight decades since Ojai Valley Inn opened, the course has hosted pros golfers and celebrities for both exhibition and competitive play. Ojai Valley Inn and Spa tee time bookers will be able to play on the same grounds that famous names such as Bing Crosby, Will Smith, Bob Hope, Kevin Costner and Michael Douglas have all visited and played. The Inn has hosted seven Senior PGA Tour events that brought legendary golfers such as Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Tom Weiskopf, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and the late Arnold Palmer. Ojai Valley tee time bookers can even see where the two EMC2 Golf Skills Challenges that were shown on NBC are located. With a rich golf history and a lasting and appealing design, Ojai Valley has truly transformed into a world class golf course making it one of the best golf courses that Southern California can offer its visitors and residents.
Golfers can expect to hear the first tee time of the day hit off around 7:00am. However, hours can be subject to change, so if you’re unsure about your next Ojai Valley tee time call the pro-shop to confirm the hours. The fully equipped Golf Shop is open 6:30am and remains open until 7:00pm daily. Visitors to the golf course can easily get outfitted with whatever gear they may need for a day on the course by visiting the pro-shop. The Driving Range also opens to golfers from 6:30am but it closes at 5:00pm daily. The range closes at 2:00pm on Sunday and reopens Monday morning at 9:00am.
In addition to an unrivaled course experience and exceptional practice areas for players, Ojai Valley Inn also provides golf clinics for anyone interested in improving their game. Whether you opt to take the Thursday putting fundamentals course, work on your chipping, or participate in the full swing courses Ojai Valley Inn and Spa guarantees that the PGA professionals on staff will help take any golfer’s game to the next level. With a good pace of play, friendly staff, quality amenities, and peaceful 18-hole course to enjoy, it should be no surprise why Ojai Valley Inn tee times are booked regularly at this premier course. Experience this course for yourself by booking your Ojai Valley Inn and Spa tee time today!