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Buenaventura Golf Course

5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-6772
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Ranked #16 of 19 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I can't give you all my secrets but love this one for late afternoon play when it is uncrowned. Simple layout with beautiful trees, wide fairways, shorter par fours and nice greens, bunkers and water features make it an excellent place for casual practice rounds if you are just a casual golfer. Pros would blast it. Amateurs love it. Always... More

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california
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Course was really in good shape considering the drought. Not much rough, not too long, not too much water. A few challenging sand traps and decent green speed. And Mondays were twilight rates all day for everyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm also 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. Thanks... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a fairly easy course, from the looks of it. Drove a bucket of balls, and that's all this visit. Staff seemed a little bored.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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