Ventura, CA   $30-$61

Olivas Links Golf Course

Escape from LA

 The par-3 17th at Olivas Links

Olivas Links Golf Course: Hole #17 Green
GG Rating

If you're lucky enough to live in or near Ventura, you already know Olivas Links is a gem. But if you haven't had the pleasure, you've got to go check it out. Think of it this way: you could easily spend an hour-plus sitting in traffic on your way to an LA course, or you could spend the same amount of time on the 101 and tee off on one of the prettiest courses around, in one of the most temperate climate zones, to boot. It's a challenging layout with lots of different looks, yet your score typically ends up lower than you expected—and so does the price.