Soule Park Golf Course, in the Ojai Valley, just inland from Ventura, Calif., is a true hidden gem. The basic bones of the golf course were always good, starting with a William Bell design of 1962, stitched around a wandering barranca that works its way through the wide valley floor. In 2005, a large flood swept across the course, forcing a redesign of Soule Park. For golfers, the natural disaster was a blessing in disguise.