Golf Course: Olivas Links, Ventura County


Olivas Links is located between the Santa Clara River and the Ventura Harbor. The coastal breeze keeps it cool in the summer and warm during the winter. During the evenings the city of Ventura offers some fine dining and live music. Olivas Links is a perfect place to play during any season. The designer of Olivas Links (Forrest Richardson) had this to say, “While there are trees, they are short and shaped by the wind. We have kept the holes open. Where they do pinch down, the land curves and drops with the flow, nothing is forced. It all flows with the natural lay of the land – everything follows the natural swales and grooves that carry water toward the river.”

Find everything you need to play or learn the game of golf. The practice area has a driving range with five greens with flag sticks, chipping, with four flagged holes and a bunker, a massive putting green with 9 flagged holes.

Olivas Links Golf Course is located in Ventura County just 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes South of Santa Barbara, it off the 101 and is 3 miles from the Buenaventura Golf Course in the beach community of Ventura, California.

Olivas Links offers a tranquil golf experience surrounded by the rustic beauty of Ventura County. The golf course transports the player to a place where the competition is between man and nature.

Olivas Links showcases the fantastic views of the Ventura Harbor with the elegant boats and calm waters. It offers the perfect temperate climate in which to play, on the four distinct sets of tees. The course challenges players of all abilities, offering a wide variety of shots. There’s a pair of bent grass greens that allow players to practice a variety of short shots and a fantastic putting surfaces that deliver a true roll and consistent speed. All around the greens, the creative shot making opportunities make Olivas Links distinctive as this creativity adds an element of interest, seldom found on other golf courses.

Olivas Links will create a memorable multi-day event for any person or group with its 6,818yds from the tip courses, as well as many activities for the whole family such as Whale watching, sailing, and trips to the Channel Islands.

The Channel Islands are close to the California coastline, yet worlds away. The Channel Islands National Park incudes five remarkable and distinctive Islands, Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and Santa Barbara Island. The ocean environment has helped preserve and protecte a wealth of natural resources and wildlife. The isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found only on these Islands.

The stay and play packages that are offered by Olivas Links includes some beautiful Hotels to choose from such as, the Crown Plaza Ventura Beach, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Ventura Harbor, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor, Merriott Ventura Beach and the Clock Tower Inn.

Ventura is a charming community with many festivals throughout the year; you can plan a vacation during one of these community events. Play golf in the morning, dance at the festival in the evening and enjoy the Harbor tours or live music to round out your night.

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