Posted Mar 28, 2017 | By Jordan Fuller

Top 3 Reasons to Play Golf in Oxnard

Golfing in Oxnard is affordable and one of many fun activities to choose from during your visit.

Who doesn't like to golf with a view of the ocean? The Golden State is a golfer's paradise. It's home to some of the most renowned golf courses in the U.S. like Pebble Beach and Cypress Point. The pros often play in Cali, but with 916 courses in the state there are options for every golfer at every level.

With so many options, how do you find one that's pristine, offers unbeatable views and is affordable? Try River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. The course offers 36 challenging holes with stunning ocean views, an all-grass driving range, two chipping and putting greens and so much more.

Get ready to hit some golf balls at one of the best golf courses in California!

Here are three reasons to pack up your clubs and play golf in Oxnard:

1. One place, two golf courses

River Ridge Golf Club has two Oxnard golf courses in one location.

The Vineyard Course takes you to "the top of the world," where you'll tee off at the highest point in Oxnard with panoramic views of the ocean. It's a local favorite in Ventura County, with more than eight acres of water features, and a signature "island hole" as the finisher.

The Victoria Lakes Course is a strategic course. You'll start on a par-five 555-yard hole and work your way to a double dogleg that plays into the wind with lakes straddling the sides.

Planning a tournament? With 36 championship holes, River Ridge is an attractive option for groups from 24 to 240 with traditional first tee starts, shotguns, double tee starts, or back-nine shotgun formats every day of the week.

2. Play golf affordably in Oxnard

Many tourists are drawn to the well-known courses that welcome the pros. But, if you want to play on the pro's greens, plan to spend some green. The cost to play a round of golf at Pebble Beach, for example, is $495.

River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard offers rates that make hitting the links affordable for every golfer. The weekday rate for a round of 18 is $40, and on the weekend its $50.

However, the club offers a lot of discounts. If you play at sunset, for example, you only pay $25 on a weekday ($35 on weekends). If you're senior, you can play on a weekday for $30, and you can use your best driver for a quick tee time. Young adults between the ages of 18-29 pay just $22 Monday-Friday.

3. Course-adjacent accommodations

Channeling your inner Hideki Matsuyama after playing 36 challenging holes in River Ridge Golf Club will be a tiring day for everyone. Therefore, it is better to plan your overnight stay after an exhausting day. To make the most of the day, join together for a relaxing meal at the Residence Inn to relive your experience on the greens, catch up with one another, or discuss future business plans.

It is also an excellent place to relax in premium suites with a lush view of the golf course. While golfers practice their swings on the field, non-golfers will be well-catered in this hotel. All rooms are fully equipped with a kitchen, housewares, refrigerator, coffee maker, and a living area with flat-panel TVs. High-speed Internet access is also free of charge in all rooms, so there’s no need to worry about missing deadlines!

Amenities such as two heated pools and three whirlpool spas are also great places to end a tiring day with a bang. And should non-golfers seek other recreational activities, there are five lighted tennis courts inside wherein they can channel their inner Roger Federer!

And did we already mention that pets are welcomed, too? You can invite your guests to bring their furry companions for added fun!

...and course-adjacent dining

After a day on the greens, there are several great Oxnard restaurants near the course that won't break the bank.

River Ridge Golf Club Restaurant is located onsite and offer a great lunch and dinner. Book your private event at the clubhouse: whether you're planning a family reunion, business meeting, bridal shower, bachelor’s party, corporate event, or a wedding, there's no better place to celebrate an occasion than on the greens.

Settebello is just two miles from River Ridge and is known for its authentic Italian-style pizzas that are cooked in wood-burning ovens.

If you're up for something a little different, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant is also two miles from the course in The Collection. Even if you're not typically a fan of Japanese cuisine, the restaurant's motto is "we turn non-believers into believers."

The stunning views of the ocean near Oxnard don't have to end after finishing the 18th hole. A quick five-minute drive takes you to Channel Islands Harbor where you can find many great restaurants with open patios and ocean views. Try The Waterside Restaurant or grab a bite at The Lookout Bar & Grill, which overlooks a marina.


Oxnard is the perfect place to play a round of golf. Aim for a hole-in-one while you gaze out at the ocean, travel the greens in style on a new GolfBoard and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere that will have you planning your next visit before you finish the last hole.

About the Author:

Jordan Fuller (Golf Expert)

Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer who loves to travel and includes golf in every celebration in his family. He even attended a wedding on a golf course, wearing his most comfortable golf shoes. Jordan, even on his retirement, is living at the fullest and enjoying golf. He is now mentoring and coaching golf. Also, he owns a blog called Golf Influence, where he shares his knowledge on golf.

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