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Buenaventura Golf Course

5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-6772
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Ranked #14 of 16 attractions in Ventura
Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: Buenaventura Golf Course was originally designed by legendary golf course architect William Park Bell in 1932. In 2005, the course re-opened after a... more » Owner description: Buenaventura Golf Course was originally designed by legendary golf course architect William Park Bell in 1932. In 2005, the course re-opened after a $6.5 million renovation by Forrest Richardson. The parkland-style course aims towards design features that were prevalent in the 1930s. With classic shapes and edges, stepping on the course is like taking a step back in time. Playing at just over 6,000 yards to a par of 70, Buenaventura is a shot maker’s delight with mature trees, subtle undulations and rolling contours suitable for all playing abilities. The course also features the 19th Pub & Grille. Buenaventura Golf Course is rated “4 Stars” by Golf Digest “Best Places to Play.” « less
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I'm not a long ball hitter so this is a GREAT course for me. The old established trees and landscaping make it a real pleasure to enjoy and somewhat a challenge to play. The little cafe is above average and the folks in the pro shop are way above average. And it's a GREAT buy as golf goes. Watch out... More

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Oxnard, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I play here with a group I've been playing with for many years. We play Buena every Sunday. The people on the desk are really great and have always taken care of us. The course is not in the best shap. A lot of Bare areas, the fairways are hard. greens slow and bouncy. That being said I'm a high... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have played it several times. Wide open course that is kept in decent shape. Usually very busy and you can expect to wait on many holes.

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Hemet
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I am a high handicap golfer, and enjoyed this course. It would not be a hit with a great golfer. The course is flat, and the holes are all squeezed together, but it is a good place for someone like me to practice. There is not too much rough, so you don't lose a lot of balls. It was very... More

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Bismarck
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Had all the amenities. Course is fairly well maintained and cheaper than most in California. Nothing too exciting but has some intersting holes especialy the par 3 over water. Didn't make it by the way.

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Tehachapi, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great course, interesting and challenging. Need your short irons on this one. No.1 hole looks easy, but it's not. Played this course many times, enjoyed every time.

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REDONDO BEACH, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Uninspired and boring. Not recommended. The City spent a ton of money renovating this course but it's basically unchanged from the old days. For some reason there always seems to be (ground) water in places where there shouldn't be. Sloggy. Of course, it's flat and windy. But that's Ventura so I suppose the course can't be downgraded on that basis.... More

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Ventura, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great course at reasonable price. Greens are tough which makes in challenging. Five minutes from the harbor with lots of restaurants and shops.

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Sylmar, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a very fun course to play. There are a lot of rolling hills, trees, challenging greens, and plenty of water and sand. It is a great way to spend time with your buddies. The weather in Ventura makes it possible to play even on a hot summer afternoon. I have to say that for the price, the greens... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Buenaventura's layout is much more hacker friendly. Open fairways, a few trees, not much water and NO sawgrass this course is friendly for the beginner and weekend warrior. If challange and difficulty is what you want it is only 1 mile away at Olivas. Great course, nice people and good value.

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