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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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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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What a great experience

My wife and I booked a 7 day couples golf package at Aviara Golf Club Dec. 3 2015. This package was very well priced and allowed us the luxury of playing at such a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I booked a 7 day couples golf package at Aviara Golf Club Dec. 3 2015. This package was very well priced and allowed us the luxury of playing at such a beautiful course. We did not stay at the resort. We frequently travel from our home province of British Columbia and have played golf all over the... More 

Thank kenhaut
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I so wanted to love this course. Beautiful but marred terribly by a stunningly slow pace. Friendly starters, but zero marshal assistance. At one point there were five groups on a par three. At the end we did complain. The offered us a great chocolate chip cookie! I'd like to say I'd go back but it was so not worth... More 

Thank Kathy W
Munich, Germany
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a good golf course that is well maintained. The design is quite interesting though not as interesting or as beautiful as I would have expected. Given the price of this place, maybe there are other options. But I would say that if given an opportunity, playing here isn't a bad choice.

Thank EEEEA1234
new york, ny
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127 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is very pretty, but worth $250 per person? I don't think so. Nonetheless, the service and place are very nice.mwe were not resort guests, if you can get a better deal, go for it.

Thank susan robin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came out to enjoy a vacation away from the heat in Arizona. We were looking forward to playing this course. they loaded it up that day with a bunch of tourists who had never played golf before. There were several groups treating the Teebox like it was a driving range. The course marshals were aware of... More 

Thank James B
El Paso, Texas
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lush greens and fairways, little traffic noise and very good customer service. The game was about 4 hours and the amenities were very good. The Proshop had everything you would need to play from arriving without even shoes and clothes. I will go back Expect to pay $220+. Call San Diego Golf for deals. This is associated with Hyatt Resorts.

Thank Pedro C
Page, Arizona
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Well maintained great staff customer friendly all the way and I even saw Scotty Cameron in the bar... awesome... Greens were a little slow from the recent rain and overcast go but still awesome.

Thank Kirby E
Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Played in a charity event, 4 man scramble. Course was immaculate, greens fast and fair. Fairways well manicured with many elevation changes that kept it interesting. Hope to play the event again.

Thank John A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I have played courses all over the country. While the views do not compare with Pebble the course is great. From the moment we arrived and stepped out of the car the staff could not have been nicer or more informative. The course was in great shape. Even though they had sanded three greens they rolled consistently. The course is... More 

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San Diego, California
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101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best of the best in San Diego. This is one of San Diego's finest golf cources offering nice cool breezes and scenic ocean views. The fairways aer long and well water. the green are large and groomed. Only drawback- it is pricey.

Thank TheCaDean

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