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an assortment of balls usually the Costco special 24 Titliest for 29.99
Last Updated: April 25, 2016
Married with one kid play every couple of months now that the kid is around, but he is almost three and wants to start playing so maybe I get to sneak out more in the future. Have been playing for 15 years or so, and feel I am an decent player with room for improvement
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Olivas Links Ventura, CAReviewed by: BrianH, Westlake Village
Played as a replay on Saturday 6/24 with the first round being at Buena Ventura, cost for the replay was $20 and that included the cart. POP was just ... » More
Played as a replay on Saturday 6/24 with the first round being at Buena Ventura, cost for the replay was $20 and that included the cart. POP was just under 5 hours playing as a foursome at 2:00. I assume the course was busier than normal as Buena Ventura had a shotgun start at 2:00 and was closed for the tournament so they were sending all the walkons over to Olivas.
Overall the course was in great shape with tee boxes being level with minimal divot damage. Fairways were like carpet with great lies and the ball sitting up nicely. The rough was penal, but fair unless you found yourself in the extremely long stuff way off to the side. Greens had very little ball marks, putted fairly quick, but were getting bumpy, I assume it was just from the foot traffic earlier in the day. The sand was easy to blast out of and had enough base for it not to be problematic.
I enjoy this layout and course more each time I play it, and for the rate of $65 to play this after playing Buena Ventura in the morning I don't see how you could go wrong and I will be back.» Close
Played Saturday morning 6/24 with an 8:27 tee time. Cost of the round was $45 as a Ventura County resident. POP was right around 4 hours without havin... » More
Played Saturday morning 6/24 with an 8:27 tee time. Cost of the round was $45 as a Ventura County resident. POP was right around 4 hours without having to wait on many shots, playing as a foursome.
This is an easy course to walk with the tee boxes being next to many of the greens and the only distance between green and tee is 11 and 12, but it's not a very long walk.
Tee boxes were in good shape, divots on a good portion on the front side, but they also have several driveable holes, so I assume the shorter hitters prefer to lay up with an iron. Mostly level. Fairways were in great shape lush with not many bare areas to be found, and the ball sat up perfectly.
Rough was an inch to two inches long fairly lush, some bare spots, but not many. Could be a pain around the green if the ball was sitting down to get decent chips to stop near the hole, but I am by no means great at chipping. Bunkers were soft and had more than enough sand to blast out of. One or two of them looked damp and somewhat harder packed, but that was only by observation.
Greens putted true and rolled at a medium to fast pace. Not many balls marks to be found
Overall I really enjoy this course and as mentioned before there are several chances to hit up next to the green or even onto it on the front side as there are 4 par 4's on the front that are all around 300 yards, and the course doesn't ever really seem to be in poor shape. I will be returning in the future.» Close
Played Sunday morning as a twosome with a buddy of mine with 9:00 tee time. Got paired with two really nice and good players Richard and Mike(weeman68... » More
Played Sunday morning as a twosome with a buddy of mine with 9:00 tee time. Got paired with two really nice and good players Richard and Mike(weeman68). POP was just under 5 hours, without waiting on any shots walking from the white tees while the two who joined us walked the blues.
Greens were in great shape and rolled true. Very hard to putt here unless you play the course and have a little knowledge. With that said, I have only played here a handful of times with the last being over 2 years ago, so no knowledge for me. Tee boxes were level with good coverage, not really any bad areas that I could notice and had no problems finding a good place to hit from.
Fairways were in good shape, green but gave plenty of roll out, but not much padding under the ball like you would expect from a links style course. The rough is a mix between thin and hardpan to clumpy grass and can be very penal. If you get off the rough into the overgrown areas forget finding your ball as it could be high and think in places. Sand was in good condition in the bunkers and a joy to hit out of.
I really like this course and wouldn't mind playing it more often and would say now would be a great time to get out here. Just don't do it with new clubs that you are trying to get used to as it can make for a very long day.» Close
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