I have a soft spot in my heart for Ventura County golf courses as well as 9 hole courses. Saticoy Regional Golf Course might not have the most inspiring name for a golf course but it does provide a really fun round of golf.
Example A is the first hole, shown above. The pro shop generally waved me in the direction of the tee box and as there was no signage that you are actually in the right place, once I got there I just hit away and hoped for the best.
Once I was safely off the tee, I realized what a weird, fun little hole this is. A SEVERE dogleg left despite the hole being less than 300 yards makes for an interesting first hole to say the least.
Once you actually see the green, whomever designed this course decided to give you a lot to chew on for your second shot with a pretty significant bunker complex drawing your eye, especially with that pin placement. Ok Saticoy, you are giving me a lot to think about right out of the box!
The course continues to give you little wrinkles like that throughout the round including this fun par 4 which challenges to hit it straight as far as you dare before the road comes into play and then makes a 90 degree (!) turn left to the green.
Speaking of the road, you can't help but notice it as the Ventura roads boxes in the course on three sides along with some homes. I would maybe think twice about airing it out with a driver on a few of these holes.
No matter how you get to the greens, they will definitely keep you engaged with their sloping, the bunkering, their je ne sais qua.
Saticoy is definitely not like its bigger brother (one of the most underrated golf courses in the country in my opinion) but for a 9 holer in the midst of Ventura California roadways, this is a fun, funky course and well worth your two hours if you find yourself out by the best coast.
For more information on Saticoy check out the link: https://www.saticoygc.com/