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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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Nicesest Golf Course

We had a blast playing here. The course was beautiful and the staff was great. They were very accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a blast playing here. The course was beautiful and the staff was great. They were very accommodating.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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376 reviews 376 reviews
50 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed playing Aviara. The staff is outstanding and very accommodating. The course is in great shape and a lot of fun to play. The greens are monsters and quite difficult. To top it off....the course is BEAUTIFUL! Flowers and blooming shrubs are everywhere.

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
175 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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329 reviews 329 reviews
202 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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