905 Country Club Road, Ojai, California 93023, US
(855) 697-8780
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About Ojai Valley Inn

Tucked within a coastal valley surrounded by the Topa Topa Mountains, the Ojai Valley Inn is an escape from it all, located just 14 miles from Pacific Ocean and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Its amenities are unique, a 31,000-square-foot spa village, an artist cottage and apothecary, a beekeeping experience, seven eateries, multiple pools and a scenic and playable golf course that has hosted pros and celebrities alike. Ojai was the venue for seven PGA Tour Champions events starting in the late 1980s.

Facts

Price Range$$$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres220
Year Opened1923
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Ojai Valley Inn

Reviews

4.3
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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Bad greens

Ojai Vally is is a nicely laid out course with some great views. I have enjoyed it many times. However this time the greens were in such bad shape there was no way to enjoy the day. I am an assistant superintendent of a golf course, if my greens looked like the greens at Ojai I would be fired. I actually believe the tee boxes at my local municipal golf course would be better putting surfaces then the greens at Ojai. These greens would be unacceptable at any golf course let alone a $109 a round course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Still A Great Golf Experience

I’ve been playing Ojai for 20 plus years. I took an extended layoff from the game, so I’ve not been back to Ojai for quite awhile.

The course has changed over the years. A number of years ago they took out the old 7 and 8, flipped the nines and put in “The Lost Holes” (16 and 17) to accommodate the Spa and shopping. IMO The Lost Holes should have remained lost. 16 is almost punitive with no bail out and 17 is just funky. Most recently they narrowed 9 and took out the back tee on 18 to build a function/wedding venue. 18 from the back was one of the best 4s I’ve ever played and it’s sad that it’s gone.

All of that taken into account Ojai is still a lot of fun. It plays like a short version of Rivi. On the day I played the conditioning tee to greed was above average. The greens were another story. I spoke with the guys at the Shop and found out that, while shut down, they tried to get the poa out of the greens. Over applying chemicals led to varying states of damage from complete ruin to minor effect. When the greens come back the course will be great, but not as great as it was a decade ago.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Great explanation of the changes over the years. I missed that back tee also. Had forgotten about the other changes, but the course definitely feels less "nice" than it did 20 years ago.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not good

The greens had a disease/fungus and were terrible. We decided to play automatic 2 putts. The outside staff were rude but the golf shop staff was nice. The vibe was bad for a Sunday, mostly resort guests who wore flip flops cans to shirts. Definitely not any true/dedicated golfers around. A year ago it was a way better conditioned course, but they have let it go.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course

It would have received a 5 except the greens were a bit rough.. I mean a couple green should be really fixed or closed ..
Overall well worth every dollar.
Will play many more times

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course but badly needs repair

As always, the scenery at Ojai Valley Inn is just spectacular and the staff is great. It appears the course has not been kept up at all due to COVID closures. The greens on the front 9 are just totally destroyed and some look like patched quilts. Not what I would expect from a higher end golf course.

To compare, go to Aviara in Carlsbad and the course looks like Augusta in April. They took the time off from COVID to really get the course in tip top shape. Disappointed to see OVI didn't do the same. Regardless, any day I can golf with my Dad is a good one

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf round today

The greens were worse than any muni course I’ve ever played. They should warn golfers and give a discount for playing the fried and patched together bumpy greens. Horrible!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Working on some greens

Staff were excellent, super friendly and all were practicing social distancing. Weather was in the low 80’s with just a slight breeze. Tee boxes and fairways were in good shape. Front nine greens were in terrible shape! Looked like some kind of fungus was killing the greens. Super bumpy because you had to putt over patches of sod they replaced on the greens. Back nine greens were good but not in normal shape for this course, a little bumpy and slow. Still a good round of golf, will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

What’s going on with the greens?

Beautiful course layout and design with some of the most memorable
Golf holes I have ever seen. The resort and surrounds areas are amazing the whole feel to the course is next to no other Ventura county course. My only issue was with the greens they are in the worst condition for a course that I have ever played, I understand they were closed at the beginning of COVID and they are working to get them back to the shape people know and love but as of right now the course is not worth playing for over 80+ with the greens the way they are at the moment

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Day

Today was a bonus because my Golfnow rewards paid for the round, so that was great. Weather was perfect and the course was pretty empty so I flew through my round. Also great! The not so great was the greens on the front nine. They were in terrible condition and clearly have not been taken care of during the shutdown. I would have pretty upset if I had to pay for this round because Ojai is not cheap.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ojai Valley

Great layout and challenging course. Greens were a little rough for the price but overall enjoyed it and will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course!! BUT GREENS are in bad shape!!

Greens need a lot of work...cross between being aerified, sanded, and patchy!!!

otherwise a great course can't wait till they repair the greens..at least 3 weeks!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Round

A frequent player at Ojai CC because it is such a glorious setting, with the most friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course features

The golf course at Ohio Valley Inn is always in very good condition. I only played it once a year because I live out of the area but, I love every minute of every hole. It is also one of the most beautiful settings that I’ve ever experience while playing golf – thanks to you and for providing such a great golf opportunity

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

As a first-time player at Ojai Valley, I didn't know what to expect. But even if I had high expectations, they would have been exceeded. This is a jewel of a course, attached to the Ojai Valley Inn, The views are gorgeous, and the course, in a word, is fair. You don't have to hit career shots to score, but it's far from a track where you can just slop it around. The most memorable hole for me is 16, a par 3 from an elevated tee, with OB right, hazard left, and the front of the green completely guarded by bunkers. You'll walk off that green feeling pretty good about par. At least I assume you would, although I couldn't vouch for that.
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. When I missed my assigned time, they just slotted me in with no problem. Can't wait for my next visit. My only concern is that with too many positive reviews, the course will get crowded! But even if it does, it's still a lovely golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course- Great property

The course is one the best in the area. Challenging but even a less than average player can have a great time. It is probably one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world and I am including Pebble Beach in that comparison. The Ojai Valley Inn is also one of the greatest resort properties in the US. The staff and amenities are 5 star and you know it when you are there. An overall great experience.

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