Buenaventura Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Ventura, California.
Buenaventura golf course first opened for play in 1932. The course was designed by William Park Bell. It was later redesigned by William Francis Bell. Most recently, the course was closed in May 2004 for rennovation. Forrest Richardson, a designer experienced in Bell designs, was brought in to redesign Buenaventura Golf Course. Playing at just over 6,000 yards to a par of 70, Buenaventura emphasizes course management and is a shot maker's delight. Aiming towards design features that were prevalent in the 1930s, the classic shapes and edges now transform the course as if one is stepping back in time.
With subtle undulations and contours, all the greens have been re-sculpted using classic Bell designs. Beautiful mature trees line Buenaventura's pristine fairways, while white sand bunkers guard the greens. Buenaventura Golf Course is located in the beautiful beachside community of Ventura, California.
Buenaventura is located 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Conveniently off the 101 freeway, the courses are within 3 miles of each other in the beautiful City of Ventura.
Tournament tees: par-70, 6,054 yards, course rating 69.2, slope rating 118.
Championship tees: par-70, 5,737 yards, course rating 67.7, slope rating 115.
Regular tees: par-70, 5,412 yards, course rating 65.7, slope rating 114.
Regular tees(W): par-70, 5,412 yards, course rating 72.3, slope rating 123.
Red tees: par-70, 4,787 yards, 68.1, course rating slope rating 111.
(cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2016 at 8:27 AM
A very fun course to play with friends.Great staff very friendly.
$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, July 2013 at 6am
Mostly short holes. fairway are less than average. Trick-up greens is the only thing that makes this course more than an executive course.
$31 (cart not included), played on Sunday, September 2013 at 10am
My favorite local course.
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, September 2013 at 8am
Several ladies groups in front our group with no concern for players behind them caused play to slow down making a 4.5 hour round. No marshall to speed them up. Course in very good condition considering it was recently aerated.
$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2012 at 8am
All fairways resodded.Great course for the money.
$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2011 at 8am
Fun course, interesting, not long, but a challenge to score low, great food and beverage at grill. Very affordable. Pace of play good I never have to wait when I play at Buenaventura GC. Just 1.5 miles off Hwy 101 easy to get to.
$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, November 2011 at noon
Sometimes overwatered in spots and golfers not repairing their ball marks on greens.
$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2011 at 8am
Course in great shape, pace of play great you will not have a flat putt on any of the greens practice greens are what you will find on course short course but greens make up for shortness
$61 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2011 at 10am
They have done a great job on fixing the fairways. Much better shape now.
$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2010 at 10am
I play here a lot. It's a comfortable course with lots of nice people playing. Can be a challenge with the prevailing winds, particularly in the afternoons.
$26 (cart not included), played on Saturday, May 2010 at 8am
Course is under new ownership and is getting better.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, December 2009 at noon
Played with a friend. We both had to transact some business in Ventura. Both of us were rusty so it was about the right difficulty level.
$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2009 at 6am
A fun course for the price, layout has been updated since I last played years ago, for the better. Greens & fairways were in decent shape. It's a nice alternative to any muni Los Angeles course for just a little further drive.
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