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Aviara Golf Club

7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: 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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Tucson, Arizona, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
86 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our family has been traveling from the midwest to Carlsbad to play golf at Aviara Golf Club for over ten years. This Palmer designed course is one of the most beautiful courses in all of Southern California. At first, the extra large greens appear to make hitting the green easier, but then the challenge of putting 50 feet makes you... More

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San Francisco
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The awesome beauty of this course is breathtaking and it is obvious why the LPGA has made it their choice. The water features, Pro shop, carts, and the manicured greens set this apart from any of the area courses. My son is a member and this is his home course, so the many annual visits afford me with this luxury... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The course was challenging, built for the more advanced golfer. At any level you'll love the course (at least for the scenery), just don't get angry if your stroke count is high...with rolling fairways, 7 water features and much more...it's definitely not your home course. You feel like you've accomplished something the pros play when you're through. The staff was... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a very nice course and not at all like the courses on the coast. Great greens and all turf is superbly kept up. There is a lot of work in this course and you can tell they work on it all the time. Carts have gps in them and you have distance measurements unless you have your own.... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The service - golf course and beauty of the whole property made you feel like you were in the garden of Eden.. Slightly hard to find the entrance - but it is right off the 5.. Rates are high, but it is paradise.

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Elk Grove, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've never been to Augusta National, but this is what I imagine it to be. Colors everywhere. Elevation change, rolling fairways, huge greens. 18 interesting holes. This is my favorite public course in the state, (though I haven't played Pebble/spyglass yet). Their main competitors for their price range has to be Pelican Hill and Maderas. Both very nice and fun... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very well manicured resort course with a price to match, although twilight is a good deal. We play on our annual visit to Aviara and are never disappointed. Fine restaurant on site also, Argyle.

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