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4.4
605 Reviews (605)
5 Stars
327
4 Stars
229
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
95.6%
Recommend this course
577 out of 605 reviews
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4.4
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 44 reviews
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4.4
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
85 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6818 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.0
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Olivas Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1967) Forrest Richardson (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.4
605 Reviews (605)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 45
Bunkers 35
Thick Rough 24
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 38
Locals 37
Advanced Golfers 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
Convenient to the City 23
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the day, BUT

I would have rated this course five stars, but had two out of our two golf carts die on the course. And were held up by the group in front of us because they had one golf cart that also die, and then there replacement cart died before it could finish the round.
GET SOME NEW CARTS THAT RUN.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great morning round

Haven’t played Olivas for a while and it did not disappoint. Was one of the first groups out and even after the recent rain, the course was on point. Cart path only that morning but still fun from tee to green. Shots into the greens have to be precise or you have some crazy putts. Can’t wait to return.
Oh and pure genius using hot water for the golf towel bucket!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun with Daughter

Course always in Great shape. Staff friendly and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Olivas: Always a nice place to Play. Fairways dormant this time of year

Olivas is a great course and very good value. I've played there a bajillion times. It is sometimes pretty darn slow on weekends, but not enough to keep me from coming back. It's a coastal, links style course etc..see description

.Just writing this to inform about current conditions: Right now (late Dec) the fairway grass is fully dormant (brown, looks dead, but it's not). They've mowed the "wild areas" which they do once or twice a year. So the course is playing easier than usual because balls are rolling further and errant shots are findable. The greens and surrounds are all in good shape and putting is medium fast and true. If anything greens are rolling faster than in Summer. If you're making a special trip I'd come here in Spring or Summer, just to play on the normally lush fairways, but if you're local come on down...even if it's brown.

One small thing. There is no drinking water out on the course. Bring your own. You can refill after 9 as it goes by the parking lot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top 3 best public courses!!

It starts from when you check in the staff is just always very pleasant with you. The pace of play is great. Highly recommended you play here one of the top three public courses in my opinion in Ventura county.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Old carts/bad batteries /Junk

All of the carts need batteries and seats,
only 1 of our carts made it for the 18 holes again
It seems every time I play Olivas at least one cart has battery failure. The course is getting a lot of $$ for the carts and they should be able to make for 18 holes and have seats that are not torn Sad !!!!
Carts rattle and shake pull one way or the other
I feel the course should compensate us for using the junk carts. period. We would play more often if the carts were better.
Doug Novotny

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Value

It’s hard to beat this course, in terms of value. They go the extra mile to shave the tee boxes the same length as the fairways and green surrounds, so it looks and plays links-y. The bunkers have sand, and the edges are always clean from the sod cutter. I love that stuff. The greens are in great shape, except for the moderate ballmarks that idiot patrons refuse to repair. I think they are building a new clubhouse because rightnow, it’s a mobile home, and the bathroom is something you would see at Coachella, haha. But look beyond that because I am guessing they are temporary. This course, in this shape, with those ocean breezes for these $37 Twilight prices is better than anything I have found within an hour of LA. Credit to the superintendent and their crew.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Olivos

Course in excellent condition from T box, to fairways, to greens. Great layout of holes, variety and challenges.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old carts/ junk carts

The carts age getting older and older each month.
The batteries life is getting shorter and shorter each month. :Almost all of the seats are torn and missing
stuffing. This really takes away from the quality of the golf course.. We a premium for each person to ride and sitting a those carts are not good, not good for the course and certainly not good for the golfers. I noted 4 golf carts being towed in during my 4 hour round.
That sucks! Either get some new carts or charge us less money for the junk carts

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great conditions

i’ll be back great layout great conditions. got me out early and no one behind us pushing us

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Walk It

Great course if you like links style golf.

Had a blast w/ my group, very helpful and knowledgeable about where to put the ball in play, feel like i shoulda tipped them for pseudo caddying me on my 1st time out here but they’re retired old dudes and they probably don’t need the $$$ anyway but just wanted to play vicariously through me and watch me pound the ball miles and stick it close to flags lol

One downside however is the day i played i saw quite a few golf carts being towed back to the cart barn, it was raining so maybe they couldn’t charge all of them to full battery? Either way very walkable course and the ocean breeze will keep you cool anyway

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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