Golf in Ventura

One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Golf Lessons with Video Analysis at Lindero Country Club (Up to 60% Off)

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Lindero Country Club

$100 $49

Pro Steve Pratt guides students to longer, straighter shots with video tracking; guests enjoy a nine-hole course and a driving range

One or Six 9-Hole Rounds of Golf for One at Lindero Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Lindero Country Club

Agoura Hills

$16 $6.50

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9-hole executive course challenges short and mid-range skills with running creeks and narrow fairways throughout

Nine-Hole Playing Lessons with PGA Instructor Gene Hori at Malibu Golf Club (Up to 69% Off). 3 Options Available.

Gene Hori, PGA Instructor at Malibu Golf Club

Agoura Hills-Malibu

$645 $199

Nine-hole round played alongside PGA Class A professional allows for advice and feedback of course-management strategy

Golf-Swing Evaluation, Lessons, and Instruction at The Golf Academy/LA (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

The Golf Academy/LA

Multiple Locations

$175 $59

Pros harness V1 video swing analysis and other teaching aids to shore up golf games

One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Alison Curdt Golf (Up to 67% Off)

Alison Curdt Golf

Los Angeles

$225 $79

Golfers up their game during private lessons that can focus on their short game, putting, or full swing; video analysis included

Golf Package for Two or Four Including Pull Carts and Range Balls at Van Nuys Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Van Nuys Golf Course

Lake Balboa

$60 $29

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Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at DeBell Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

DeBell Golf Club

Burbank

$106 $49

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Play 18 holes on a picturesque manicured course backdropped by mountains

Private Golf Lessons for One or Two with Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy

South Pasadena

$75 $37

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

Up to 65% Off Golf — Blind 9 Golf Valid Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

$100 $35

Fitters assess golfers' swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

Golf Package for One, Two, or Four Including Cart, Range Balls, and Food Voucher at Village Country Club (52% Off)

Village Country Club

Village Country Club, Lompoc

$125 $60

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

18-Hole Round of Golf with Range Balls for Two or Four at La Purisima Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

La Purisima Golf Course

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

Round of Golf with Tacos and Range Balls for Two or Four, or Lesson Package at Pico Rivera Golf Course (75% Off)

Pico Rivera Golf Course

Pico Rivera

$61 $32

Group lessons or a round of golf with tacos at a lighted, nine-hole course built in 1965

One or Two 45-Minute Private Lessons from John Lepak Golf Lessons (Up to 66% Off)

John Lepak Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$80 $31

Instructor, who appeared on Golf Channel’s Big Break, oversees academy with 6,000-square-foot putting green and 16 tee boxes

One, Two, or Four 30-Minute Golf Lessons at David Stephens Golf (Up to 50% Off)

David Stephens Golf

Majestic Golf Practice Center

$40 $20

David Stephens applies more than 25 years and 20,000 lessons taught to help golfers improve their swing mechanics

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Todd DeAngelis Golf Professional (Up to 53% Off)

Todd DeAngelis Golf Profesional

Long Beach Golf Learning Center

$90 $45

Golf instructor works with players on their long and short game, fundamentals, and visualization techniques

One or Two Private 60-Minute Golf Lessons with Club Fitting from America's Golf Coach (Up to 67% Off)

Americas Golf Coach

El Dorado Park Golf Course

$150 $50

Professional instructor works out the kinks in your swing and fits a club for optimal performance

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The stately grounds at River Ridge Golf Club are split between two distinct 18-hole courses: The Vineyard Course and The Victoria Lakes Course. Though there is a diverse arrangement of hole layouts littered throughout these sibling courses, a few design features are constants. Well-kept fairways and smooth greens of poa annua grass are always underfoot, one of the 14 water hazards is never far, and a light breeze constantly blows over the club from the Pacific, located just a few miles away.

In fact, the ocean is visible from a handful of high elevation points on the Vineyard Course. Holes three through six are "on top of the world" because they showcase panoramic ocean views and are at the highest elevation in Oxnard. Golfers also encounter water in closer proximity, as five lakes span the back nine on the Vineyard course, including the signature island green on the par-3 18th hole that usually plays into the wind or the occasional golf-ball hail storm. True to its name, the Victoria Lakes course harbors eight acres of water, as well as a stretch of difficult layouts on hole 12, 13, and 14.

In addition to adhering to golf's storied traditions, River Ridge also embraces new developments in the world of sport. Take footgolf, for instance. Started in the Netherlands in 2009, the hybrid sport combines soccer's precision kicks with golf's scoring system and challenging courses. River Ridge embraced the sport early, opening the first footgolf course in California alongside its traditional courses. In addition to attracting curious athletes, the course also earned the attention of the sport's governing body; River Ridge is an official partner of the American FootGolf League, and will host one of the league's inaugural pro-am tournaments in September 2014.

Vineyard Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,761 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72 from the back tees * Course slope of 121 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * View the scorecards

Victoria Lakes Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,170 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 74.6 from the back tees * Course slope of 136 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

2401 W Vineyard Ave
Oxnard,
CA
US

Cradled amid the foothills of Canejo Mountain, Camarillo Spring Golf Course melds long par 3s and numerous water hazards to present an exacting test of golfers' accuracy. As the mountain peak looms above, players do their best to tune out the bewitching vista and launch balls along the nearly 7,000-yard layout before opponents' caddies can snatch them from the tee. Save for a few arid holes between holes 6 and 11, water hazards pepper the course, presenting no fewer than 12 opportunities to lose a ball to the depths.

Camarillo Springs Golf Course celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012, but the history of the land on which it sits stretches back much further. The 18 holes sprawl over a portion of the original 10,000-acre Camarillo Ranch—a Spanish land grant created in 1837.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Ted Robinson * Total length of 6,921 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 134 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

791 Camarillo Springs Rd
Camarillo,
CA
US

Nestled amid avocado and citrus groves that line the rolling fields of Ventura County, Sterling Hills Golf Club's 18-hole course pairs scenic terrain with an inventive design from Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo. The 6,813-yard gem plays to a par 71 from the tips and features a multitude of green-side and fairway bunkers, including particularly well fortified putting surfaces on holes 5, 7, and 18, and six water hazards that threaten balls throughout the round. Before taking to the course, golfers can warm up at a driving range or by bench-pressing their golf bag at the practice green.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,813 yards from the tips * Course rating of 72.9 from the tips * Slope rating of 133 from the tips * Four tee options * Scorecard

901 Sterling Hills Dr
Camarillo,
CA
US

Twin Lakes Golf Course is much more than the sum of its parts. With a 9-hole, par 28 executive golf course and practice facilities that include a driving range, 8,500-square-foot putting green, and chipping area, it gives players countless ways to better their game. Visiting players can hone short, half-swing approaches and full, walloping drives on holes ranging from as close as 70 yards to as far as 360, much as they would on a full-length course. The driving range also expedites the learning curve with full-flight Pinnacle range balls primed and ready to be pummeled from real grass or synthetic tees. In the short-game area, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls simplify the act of chipping onto the green or into target nets, even as players line up shots from nearby bunkers, slopes, and grasses akin to the rough and fairway. And when players are left with nothing else to do but admire themselves in the reflection of the nearest water hazard, Twin Lakes’ resident instructors—Don Parsons, Buff Platt, and PGA head professional Jim Ley—are there to take the reins and help clients shave off a few more strokes.

6034 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US

Most rounds of golf end when the sun goes down. But when the sun sets off the coast at Van Nuys Golf Course, lights illuminate the fairways for late-evening rounds. Whether catching a round after work or in the afternoon, golfers can take on one of two challenges: an 18-hole par-three course or a nine-hole executive course. Both courses present golfers with their own obstacles, including water hazards, sand traps, and bending fairways. Above the peaceful scene, soars a wide range of aircrafts—such as WWII Warbirds and F-16 Falcons—each landing at the nearby Van Nuys airport or dropping parachuting caddies onto the greens. Van Nuys accompanies its unique rounds with various amenities, too, including a practice range, PGA instructional staff, and newly remodeled pro shop stocked with gear.

Executive Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 30 course * Total length of 1,574 yards from the back tees * Scorecard

18-Hole Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 54 course * Total length of 2,212 yards from the back tees * Scorecard

6550 Odessa Ave
Van Nuys,
CA
US

Whether navigating Pebble Beach’s oceanside links or exploring the birthplace of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, golfers know that a little rain can turn a trip of a lifetime into a water-logged disappointment. Players Club Golf removes sogginess from the equation; the center’s three full-screen golf simulators unlock instant access to more than 60 global courses without the hassles of commuting, fickle weather, and long round times. The facility smoothes the oft-difficult road toward better scores with practice configurations that allow players to immediately see a wealth of shot parameters on each swing, including launch angle, ball speed, and carry. The virtual driving range facilitates improvement through repetition and target practice, which also helps when trying to ring the doorbell of a neighbor across the street without getting off the couch.

When improvement reaches a plateau, players can enlist the expert instruction of teaching professional Brent Mann. Members also enjoy access to a facility gym stocked with $40,000 worth of equipment. Here, golfers improve their endurance on elliptical machines and strengthen postround handshake grips on a full complement of weight machines.

3211 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US