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 Best Public Golf Course Renovation in 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine Buenaventura has become a favorite for residents and visitors alike.
This links 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 has achieved a status most courses only dream about. Top 10 Municipal Golf Course in the Nation for 2009 Golf Week Magazine.