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Teed it up this morning with Kassper7. It’s been a couple of years since I last played here. Although they don’t offer a senior rate on weekends, it’... » More
Teed it up this morning with Kassper7. It’s been a couple of years since I last played here. Although they don’t offer a senior rate on weekends, it’s still very reasonable at $38.50. I walked the front nine but took it easier on the back with a cart.
The conditions were disappointing. Visually, it was very nice- green and lush. The bad part was that there was some serious over-watering happening. The fairways were good other than several deep muddy areas, but the greens were downright spongy. There were many spots of water pooled under the grass creating big bubbles that moved to the side when stepped on. I got the feeling they would erupt if punctured with a repair tool. The tee boxes were unlevel and the bunkers thin on sand, but considering how poorly I was playing, it really didn’t matter.
The good part was this is a challenging and really fun course. When it dries out a bit, I’d like to give it another go.» Close
It’s been about 7 years since I last played here. It’s a really nice little course. It’s a mix of par 3s and a couple of short par 4s. Staff is very p... » More
It’s been about 7 years since I last played here. It’s a really nice little course. It’s a mix of par 3s and a couple of short par 4s. Staff is very pleasant and diligent in keeping to Covid safety precautions. Conditions were good. Fairways were green and lush. The rough is quite deep and thick in places. The bunkers had a thin layer of clean, soft sand. Tee boxes had the usual divot damage and were a bit unlevel. Each hole had a mat for practice swings. The greens had a few patchy areas and some mild bumpiness but overall were very nice. The course is short and has some challenges with water and intimidating bunker placements. At only $9 for weekday senior rate, it’s perfect for a quick, fun round.» Close
This was my first time playing here. Check-in was outside because I had prepaid, but the pro shop was open for other transactions. There is a large dr... » More
This was my first time playing here. Check-in was outside because I had prepaid, but the pro shop was open for other transactions. There is a large driving range with mats and grass, which was in use today. There are also large chipping and putting greens. I didn’t have time to warm up, though. My tee time was 11:00 a.m. I arrived early and they sent me out early at 10:30 with a pleasant twosome. The carts are nice with good GPS and Shark Experience music.
We started on hole 10. My first impression was that the fairways and the rough were in very good shape- green and lush. When we got to the green, though, we found that it was lightly sanded. Putts still ran smoothly but slowly- 9.6 according to the sign at the clubhouse. The entire nine was about the same condition-wise. The second nine was better with no sanding of the greens.
The tee boxes were level. They were a bit shaggy but there were a lot of mowers in action all over the course. The bunkers were deep with clean, soft sand. Normally this is a real good thing. Without rakes, though, it was tough hitting out of the many footprints. There are a lot of water holes and I did lose 2 balls to them.
I enjoyed the layout and visually it’s very pretty. There weren’t any real standout holes but there were many that did take some planning which I like a lot. The only big negative was playing with a couple of new clubs for the first time and it didn’t go so well. I would like to play here again once I’ve gotten used to them.
The beverage cart came by four times and the marshall made the rounds handing out water and frozen Snickers bars (never seen that before lol) POP was good at 4 hours. Overall, it was a very pleasant day. Recommended.» Close
Olivas Links Ventura, CAReviewed by: abbacat, Trabuco Canyon
I teed up yesterday with colmcd and wsbell57. Having enjoyed Buenaventura so much last weekend I just had to play Olivas. I figured conditions would ... » More
I teed up yesterday with colmcd and wsbell57. Having enjoyed Buenaventura so much last weekend I just had to play Olivas. I figured conditions would be just as good and it is also such a great walking course. They require rounds to be prepaid, but when I reserved by phone, their credit card machine was not working. They said ok to pay when we arrived. I admit I was afraid that wouldn’t go smoothly but check in was fast and friendly.
The range and practice areas were all open. The range mats aren’t in great shape but I dislike hitting from them anyway so I just spent time in the chipping and putting areas.
They were spacing groups 10 minutes apart. The starter was at the first tee to make sure we didn’t begin a minute too soon. It was actually really nice. We were following a huge women’s club and with no one on our tails, we were able to play at a very relaxed pace.
Conditions were near perfect. The tee boxes were level and cut tight. Fairways were beautifully, completely green. This is the first time that I’ve played that #13 hasn’t had any GUR. Although not quite as soft underfoot as Buenaventura was, the turf was so easy to hit from. It was a great confidence boost being able to hit my 3 wood consistently. Every bunker had deep, clean, soft sand. The rough was only a fraction longer then the fairway. The greens were smooth, fast and full of tricky breaks.
With all the flowers blooming around the course, visually it was stunning. I always take a lot of photos when playing but ended up taking over 60 this time! The weather was great although it got very windy later in the round.
The only negative was the condition of the restrooms, on and off the course. I did mention that in the online survey they sent me, so hopefully they will make some improvements there. POP was good at 4.5 hours. I love this course and will definitely be back!» Close
I made the trek up to Ventura this morning. This is one of my favorite walking courses and it gives me a chance to visit some family in the area. Che... » More
I made the trek up to Ventura this morning. This is one of my favorite walking courses and it gives me a chance to visit some family in the area. Check in was fast and friendly. They recommend, but don’t require, masks to be worn in the pro shop. The course wasn’t too busy so I was able to start 30 minutes early, paired with another single.
Course conditions were really, really good- the best I’ve ever seen there. It was so much greener, cleaner and neater than last time I played that I actually didn’t recognize a couple of holes (#8 in particular).
The fairways were completely green. The grass was cut very short and the thick cushion underneath was such a pleasure to walk on. It also helped me to hit so much better than I have recently. It was a great confidence boost. The rough was quite short and there were several areas that were a colorful patchwork of new sod. I was in 4 bunkers and they all had deep, clean, fluffy sand. What a pleasure that was after some of the rock-hard weed patches I’ve seen at other courses recently.
The tee boxes were level, but some could use a mow. I played the par 3s from the whites and even those had very minimal damage. The greens were great. I love all the undulations and they rolled fast medium speed. The flagsticks are in and the cups inverted. POP was 3.5 hours.
It was a total joy playing Buenaventura today. I highly recommend the course and look forward to my next round.» Close
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