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Aviara Golf Club

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Address: 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone Number: 760-603-6900
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Activities: Golfing
Description: 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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Paradise Golf; But !!

My second favorite course in the world behind a tie for Ballybunion in Ireland and the Plantation Course on Maui. This is where I leaned to play the game at the academy. Big issue... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Michael P
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My second favorite course in the world behind a tie for Ballybunion in Ireland and the Plantation Course on Maui. This is where I leaned to play the game at the academy. Big issue is The Crossings only a couple of miles away offers a similar venue for a lot less money. Yep Aviara caters to the rich and famous... More 

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We played at Aviara as part of a three night "stay and play" promotion at the end of December, 2014. The course is interesting, challenging, and visually impressive. Service was exceptional.

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Cupertino, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Playable for both the long and short hitter. Resort style so you can shoot a good score. They had the greens running super fast so stay below the hole on your approach shots. Superby maintained. Skip the after round cookie they offer, not very tasty.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I played this course only because the LPGA had recently been there. I thought everyone that worked there were extremely nice and helpful. The starter was great too. I thought it was pretty cool to be able to play the holes the same way the LPGA did and they had score cards just for that. The course was in great... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Also played here on our trip to San Diego and it is another course in great shape with a nice challenging layout.

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Park City, Utah
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175 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Truly lovely, top-of-the line golf course with undulating areas that are challenging. Perhaps current drought is showing here on the fairways--not as lush as usual. Still, really a treat, and of course quite expensive. But getting on at Torrey Pines--my first choice in Southern California, the public course to the south-- is next to impossible.

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London, United Kingdom
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201 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Even if your scorecard says otherwise. The Palmer designed course is top end with lots to offer. Elevation change, quick greens, well landscaped, good and fair layout. Top course to play in So Cal.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One of the or maybe "the" most beautiful golf course I have ever played and fabulous service from the muffins & coffee at check-in to the cold towels and cookies at the end of the round!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Played yesterday at aviara - it is an exclusive facility and everyone there presents a very friendly and professional attitude from the moment you pull up. I booked a 2.30 tee time and paid $160 inc cart and water - which was ok value. Play was quick for 6 holes then I caught up with a very slow group who... More 

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San Diego, California
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102 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I enjoyed my round at Aviara yesterday, though I didn't play well. I had gone to an LGPA tournament there some months ago, and when the opportunity to play the course presented itself, I jumped at it. The course, which is in immaculate shape, is hilly.The par three holes are spectacular, but some of the other holes are average. The... More 

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