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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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vacation golf

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We bought the golf package with our stay at the Cliffs Resort. We had our choice of two courses, Avila and Black Lake. We decided on Avila for what we thought would be some ocean views. We should have decided not to play the minute they brought out the rental clubs and again when we put the dirty clubs in... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Can't believe an owner would let a magnificent facility deteriorate into this state of disrepair. Be careful allot of places you can hurt yourself. Avila beach is great and stay but go to another course to play golf.

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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120 helpful votes 120 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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