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Aviara Golf Club

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Address: 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4732
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+1 760-603-6900

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf...

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, and the #1 golf resort in Southern California according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the Aviara Golf Club overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve. The only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara features a memorable coastal layout: par 72, 18 holes over 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker and water challenges.

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Very Well maintained Golf Course

Aviara is one of the top courses I have played. Great layout and challenging. The grounds are impeccable and the staff more than eager to please. High marks for this course,. Cant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aviara is one of the top courses I have played. Great layout and challenging. The grounds are impeccable and the staff more than eager to please. High marks for this course,. Cant wait to play it again

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Very high service level at this top notch golf course. The course has huge elevation changes. It is a very challenging course with very undulating greens. Fun to play. You can score well if you move up from your standard tees.

Thank tpatrickryan
Garden City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I recently played Aviara Golf Course (Carlsbad, California) with another couple. It was a terrible disappointment. Despite the fact that the place was in awful shape; and despite the fact that all of the fairways on the front nine were being re-done, so that carts could only be driven on the cart paths, requiring lengthy walks to... More 

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Garden City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Recently, I made arrangements to play a round of golf at the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California. I played with my wife and another couple. We are all in our late 60s and/or early 70s. I’m handicapped and need a cane to walk. We played at 1:00 pm to take advantage of the afternoon rate of $165... More 

Thank Lori F
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Played the course Friday September 30th, 2016. Amenities abound - fresh cookies when checking in at the marshall station, cooler with ice and water stocked on the carts, tablets with gps mapping and several great features on the carts as well. Marshall comes around with treats while out on the course. Course in fantastic shape and the scenery was spectacular.... More 

Thank jumpergoat
North Platte, Nebraska
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447 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

One of the best we have golfed. The course is a beautiful experience. The restaurant and pro shop are very nice, the golf amazing, and the views were extraordinary.

Thank kbqhills
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84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We opted for this course based on the recommendation from a friend who used to live in the area. We were not disappointed. It was beautiful! As a beginner golfer I was worried that such a renowned course would be too hard for me. Although challenging, and I did pick up a few times, I really enjoyed the experience. Don't... More 

Thank phrogphile
Auburn, CA
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Aviara has been on my list for some time now. My wife and I played Sunday afternoon, August 14th, and received a very favorable rate. We played by ourselves, and finished in under 4 hours. It felt like our private course. The course is gorgeous with all of the flowers and trees around, and the staff were superb. And, I... More 

Thank gshattog
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I love this course. I've played it a ton and it's always in great shape. This time (played it twice) it was brown in several spots and the greens rolled quite slowly. I would say for $165 (midday) you should be getting as much water as you can consume. Nevertheless, the service staff is great. The views are excellent and... More 

Thank nslarizona
Hollis, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This Arnold Palmer designed 18 hole golf course is in a lovely venue near the Batiquitos Lagoon in Aviara at Carlsbad, California. Green fees are $230 per person which is not cheap but the course is challenging so bring some extra balls and your A game! Good place for corporate or friendly game of golf.

Thank mld03049

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