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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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Great course and experience

This is a great course, very scenic and a memorable experience to play here for sure. Greens were very fast but I really enjoyed the challenge. It was a great customer experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Bruce M
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fewer holes than expected were garden-like. The par 3's are meticulously landscaped with waterfalls and flowers but most holes were unremarkable save for perhaps unecessarily undulating fairways and greens. Mid rate of $165 is fair but $85 for rentals? Crossings next time.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great course, very scenic and a memorable experience to play here for sure. Greens were very fast but I really enjoyed the challenge. It was a great customer experience and super friendly with all staff interactions. It will be fun to watch the LPGA event in a couple of weeks and remember the great round at this... More 

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San Diego, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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409 reviews 409 reviews
57 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
180 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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