The City of Ventura owns and operates two municipal golf courses less than two miles apart that offer two unique experiences for residents and guests. Buenaventura Golf Course is a more traditional golf course that features a bar and grill, pro shop and practice putting green. Olivas Links, located adjacent to the historic Olivas Adobe courtyard and rose garden, is a links-style course that offers a more challenging experience for golfers in the family and boasts a full practice facility including driving range and a chipping bunker.
This course offers recreational players and seniors a chance to experience traditional golf with tree-lined fairways and tour-caliber greens. Ranked as the best public golf course renovation in 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine, Buenaventura has become a favorite for residents and visitors alike.
This course offers unique challenges for players of all skill levels. Dramatically redesigned in 2007 from a traditional course to a link-style course, Olivas has become the destination of choice for those players looking for a challenging golf experience. Planted with Seashore Paspalum turf that offers a durable, smooth playing surface, Olivas Links has achieved a status most courses only dream about. In 2009, Golf Week Magazine named it one of the top ten municipal golf courses in the country.
Find golf classes in the Parks & Recreation Activity Guide. The City of Ventura offers a variety of group classes and clinics to introduce new and returning players to the game of golf. Family & friends and women only classes are offered throughout the year on Saturdays between 9 am-1 pm at Olivas Links Golf Course. Don’t miss out; get your friends together today and get started with golf.