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Catalina Island Golf Course

1 Country Club Drive, Post Office Box 2019, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #16 of 16 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Golf Courses
Traveler Description: The Catalina Island Golf Course is the oldest operating golf course west of the Mississippi.  That is amazing when you think about the fact that it... more »
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The course is nine-holes and is set in beautiful landscape right above Avalon Harbor. The greens are really bad. Fairways only fair. But it is enjoyable enough for a friendly round with friends. Not good for serious golf.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went twice and both times the customer service at the pro shop was awesome. Even though we were hot, hungry and cranky, the staff remained cheerful and helpful. The course is a 9-hole course and not in the best shape, but it is good enough to kill a few hours after snorkeling and before happy hour.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very different kind of mini golf. It has a rustic feel. It really needs a facelift though. We went at night and some of the lights were out. The greens were pretty beat up. I grew up going to Catalina and the mini golf has always been a must. But, I am sad to say it really needs a bit... More

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am sure this is still something nice to do on the island on a nice day. However, we drove up to the course to check it out before golfing and decided it didn't look that great and not worth it to us. I would say check it out before you book and make your own decision.

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Laguna Hills, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We need to kill a couple of hours so we did golf. It was so much fun. I wasn't very good but no one cared.

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San Pedro, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

You can get reservations on this course for as little as 99 cents if you cruise the internet. The course is nine holes, and pretty easy even though it is narrow, because most shots funnel to the center of the fairways. We were there on MLK Day and it was not crowded at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The course was fun but not in good condition. We were there in the off season so we pretty much had the place to ourselves and a family of deer. The views are very nice

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Long Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A beautiful island with a poor conditioned course. This golf course should be the pride and joy of this island. It would bring a ton of mainlanders here if they made it into and 18 hole in pristine condition. But not, the green had st. Augustine grass twined in which affected the roll of your putt. It was expensive to... More

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Foothill Ranch, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We purchased tickets for the comedy show on Friday night and it was at the golf course. The comedians were funny, however, we had an obnoxious guy in the audience that made it difficult to really enjoy the show. It was a beautiful evening and the show was outside, so we were able to enjoy the atmosphere.

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San Diego, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Catalina Island is lovely, and a round of golf there can be a nice way to spend half a day. Just be warned that the course is very dry and largely crabgrass, and the rental equipment consisted of mismatched sets of old, poor-quality clubs. This was a real disappointment because last year, they supplied very nice rental clubs. You still... More

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