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1033 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA  93023-3018
United States
P: (805) 646-5633
F: (805) 646-2675
www.soulepark.com
Soule Park Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,730 yards | 121 slope

71.8 rating | Kikuyu grass


Soule Park Golf Course


The 18-hole "Soule Park" course at the Soule Park Golf Course facility in Ojai, California features 6,730 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Kikuyu grass. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/Bob E. Baldock/Robert L. Baldock/(R) Gil Hanse/Jim Wagner, the Soule Park golf course opened in 2006. 

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Reviewed November 20, 2009

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Reviewed July 03, 2007

A great public course from the tips

After the course reconstruction in 2005, Soule Park is now a terrific place for a quiet and somewhat challenging game. Some of the par 4's on the back are 450+, with one playing about 475 into the prevailing winds! Sadly, during reconstruction a few of the truly quirky and locally famous holes were removed/radically altered. Great scenery and nice enough laid back staff. Course is in reasonably good shape, although the greens could be a little faster and truer. Snack bar offers good food and cold beer. Facilities a little run down but this works for a laid back place like Ojai.

Reviewed October 23, 2006

Soule Park Golf Course

Since the floods wiped out much of this golf course two years ago it has been almost completely rebuilt. The course is now much more challenging and capitalizes more on the geographic features. It is probably one of the prettiest golf courses in all of Southern California, surrounded by mountains and overlooked by Topa Topa Mountain, itself. It is relatively inexpensive, particularly for what you're getting. Good driving range, but chancy in late afternoon as driving into setting sun. Drive, then, in morning. Putting green features realistic hole topography - not silly smooth 'flats'. golf carts have GPS feature in that 'distance' is given as cart moves forward. Also provision to 'measure' the distance of your drives. Nice. Hole lengths below given from 'back' Tees.

Hole #1, 407 yds, par 4: Straightforward, wide fairway, but don't overshoot the green as that ball will probably 'be gone'.

Hole #2, 480 yds, par 5: Runs parallel to a shallow arroyo that seems to have magnetic attraction for whatever ball you're using. And, 'yes', the ball will disappearith most readily there. Dogleg runs right across arroyo up to deceptively sloping green. Good putting challenge, here.

Hole #3, 160 yds, par 3: This one Tees off from a high elevation down to a relatively large green. Don't relax! 'Lake' on green's right, large trees to left, heavy brush and river behind green. For all intents and purposes there is no 'fairway'. You hit to the green. You miss and you can kiss 'par' goodby[and maybe your ball, too].

Hole #4, 552 yds, par 5: Nice long, very open fairway w/slight dogleg to left. If you can drive over 200 yds watch out for ball-sucking bunker, straight ahead.

Hole #5, 423 yds, par 4: Wide fairway w/dogleg to right. Unless you are heavy hitter the sand traps should be no problem.

Hole #6, 318 yds, par 4: Sand traps dead ahead. W/trees need slight dogleg to get to green on left.

Hole #7, 426 yds, par 4: Tee off over creek, heavy brush, to relatively wide fairway. This is harder than it looks.

Hole #8, 458 yds, par 4: This is straight, long downhill wide fairway, leading to creek crossing, heavy brush. Be careful! You have to 'launch' your ball, high over the creek to a fairly high green level. The problem is that your ball will be on a downhill slope and the tendency is for the fairway hit to go straight out, instead of high-launch over the creek. Result is a drive right into the river and heavy brush. You may want to use 'old balls' here until you understand the sloping terrain. And, 'yes', next to the creek is a standard "Ball drop" sign and location. I know it well.

Hole #9, 159 yds, par 3: From the Tee you must launch your ball across a ravine/creek w/heavy brush on both sides. To the immediate right of the green is a bunker w/narrow grass strip separating you from 'the woods'[and creek]. Goodby ball. To the immediate left of the green is a bunker w/narrow grass strip separating you from a stand of trees. Behind the sloping green is heavy brush. You may want to use 'range balls' here until you get an idea of where you're hitting.

Holes #10 thru #18: Someone else can review these. By end of #9 I'm tapped out. Great course, though - one of my favorites [am 73 yr old duffer] Popcorn, drinks, food, and sports TV at Clubhouse bar. Restaurant [currently] open on weekends only. How can you go wrong?

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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 jim J. N/A 68 68 06/22/10
2 Thomas B. 16 84 68 08/19/08
3 John L. 13 84 71 06/13/13
4 Nathan O. 13 84 71 09/02/12
5 Daniel R. 18 89 71 03/08/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
17 Mike G. 17 93 76 12/16/15
18 Mike G. 16 92 76 04/29/15
3 John L. 13 84 71 06/13/13
35 Cathy V. N/A 97 97 05/23/13
4 Nathan O. 13 84 71 09/02/12

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About Soule Park

Soule Park Golf Course

Golf Only facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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