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“Great Golf, period.”
Review of Olivas Links

Olivas Links
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Owner description: At 6,818-yards and Par 72, Olivas Links designed in 2006 by Forrest Richardson. The course features a rolling links-style layout defined by seaside grasses, natural habitat and cool coastal breezes. Olivas Links offers golfers views of the Ventura Harbor, Ventura hillsides and Channel Islands making it one of Southland’s most unique and challenging courses. The course features 1.5 acre practice facility complete with driving range and five bunkered target greens, a putting green and a dedicated chipping green. Olivas Links is rated a Top Municipal Course by Golfweek Magazine 2009, 2010Best New Courses 2008 by Golfweek Magazine.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Challenging for sure. You won't be bored. An afternoon breeze makes it a little more challenging. Well kept, beautiful greens. Public course, renovated 2-3 years ago. Not expensive at all.

1  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I usually prefer golf? Elevation change however this is a great course very excellent greens. Everything is well-maintained and there's a good pace on the course.

1  Thank Fred M
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

An inviting links course. No clubs this trip but I did roll a few on the putting green and it was smooth and fast.

I will return.

Thank RoyRogersFan
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Olivas Links was completely renovated and changed a few years ago. Most of the existing trees were removed and the course was changed into a "links style" course. It is that but a links course it ain't. The greens are undulating (lilnks style) but they are conventionally sized rather unlike the typical football field sized links greens. And don't plan to bump and run on this course. The kind of grass and the manner in which it is cut does not allow that kind of golf. Rather you still hit the high wedge shot to the pin. Don't misunderstand. I'm not badmouthing Olivas, just pointing out some of the differences from a real links course (of which we have precious few in the U.S.). In fact I thoroughly enjoy playing Olivas and consider it to be one of the better courses in the area. It has a good, thick sod which is well maintained and likewise with the greens. It offers substantial challenge to golfers of all handicaps but it's fair with several good risk/reward holes. Big negative is the absence of a coffee shop. The "pro shop" and check in is in a trailer. I suppose the City spent all its allocation on rebuilding the course and will have to wait a few years for this amenity. So when you visit, BYO.

Thank LHANN2013
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I enjoyed Olivas. The greens were fast, and it's a true links style layout. Be careful if it's windy though. The breeze whips out there.

Thank jgiano
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