Tucked away in a mountain valley 90 minutes north of Los Angeles is Ojai, one of SoCal’s most tranquil hideaways. The resort’s golf course, designed by George C. Thomas in 1925, rambles across rolling terrain dotted with burly oaks and backdropped by mountain palisades. Walking is encouraged. Caddies are available. Near the Spanish Colonial-style hotel is Spa Ojai, a 31,000-square-foot emporium where treatments combine the therapeutic effects of cleansing mud, dry heat, inhalation therapy, and guided meditation. At the Artist’s Cottage & Apothecary, guests can blend fresh herbs and essential oils to create their own lotions, scrubs, and creams. Ojai artisans will help you design a batik sarong, assemble an herbal wreathe, or paint a watercolor. Jimmy’s Pub, named for Jimmy Demaret, the resort’s long-ago touring pro, pairs thin-crust brick-oven pizza with Central Coast wines.