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Address: Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93424
Phone Number: 805-595-4000
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Activities: Golfing
Description: The front nine of this par 71, 6,500-yard championship course is nestled...
The front nine of this par 71, 6,500-yard championship course is nestled within oak-lined valleys, and the back nine crosses a tidal estuary, making this a great golfing experience for all skill levels.
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Great course layout, clubhouse overlooks Avila Beach, course meanders over waterways and several bridges. Pro shop is small but personnel courteous. Mulligan's is the bar/grill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the worst kept courses I have ever played on, not sure what they are doing with green fees. Really disappointed. Good breakfast burrito at the turn, that's about it.

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Reno, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great course layout, clubhouse overlooks Avila Beach, course meanders over waterways and several bridges. Pro shop is small but personnel courteous. Mulligan's is the bar/grill where food is entirely overpriced. Still...a fun experience.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I chose this golf course because of it's location and length (2 senior golfers in the group). The golf carts needed to be replaced 5 years ago, very rough shape. The course layout is very nice, but was in very poor shape. For $70/player, I expected much better quality all around.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While not an overwhelming course, it's a fair test and good opportunity to play quality golf near the ocean. Plays along the river, using it as a hazard numerous times on the back 9.

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Fremont, California
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1,457 attraction reviews
1,362 helpful votes 1,362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Avila Beach is a beautiful coastal town with its nice harbor area along the Pacific Ocean. We have enjoyed several times playing the Avila Beach gold course and find it to be a great way to spend the day. The views are beautiful from the course and its a fun one to play. Golf club and staff are very good.

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Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We couldn't get over the beautiful views here..first time at Avila Beach so we didn't pick up on any of the shortcomings that other reviewers have commented on. It's a fairly difficult course but if you get there before all the crowds, very enjoyable and relaxing. Great service by all except one grumpy groundskeeper. Other than that, good overall experience.

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Orange, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Played 3 rounds while staying in Avila, the course was not in the best shape as I remember, some areas in the fairways seemed to need work and some of the tee boxes were in bad shape, But the greens were some of the best I have putted on. They are like a fine carpet. Look for deals on line,... More 

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Southern California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
45 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is a drought and the salt air permeates the area which does make it difficult to maintain a golf course, so possibly some of the shortcomings are forgivable. The greens were in very good shape, the bunkers were far from it. It is a fun course to play and is interesting. You cross the river several times. The restaurant... More 

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Southern California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
13 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We played here several years back...and we thought we had a better experience. After this outing, we WILL NOT be back. The course layout is HOKEY for starters. You're playing blind shots onto a green that is located right next to (and I mean right next to!) the next tee box. Getting to some of the greens you have to... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have never seen this before, an offer for complete rank beginners to play golf. For $25 each, my wife and I each got a drink from the bar, a set of loaner clubs, a golf lesson on the driving range, a bucket of range balls, a golf cart, and access to play nine holes of golf. I had almost... More 

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