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Avila Beach Golf Resort

Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93424
805-595-4000
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Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Traveler Description: The Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well known of the Central Coast Golf Courses. Located 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and... more »
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Southern California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had an 11:00 tee time on Tuesday, the 15th. We were told to start on the back....which is hole #9. There were 2 of us. We went to the tee. There was no starter. It was about 11 and there was no-one on the tee. We waited for the twosome out on the course to clear and then we... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This use to be a lovely course. Water is a problem, but that shouldn't effect the upkeep. Bad cart paths, bad tee boxes at least the women's, you walk a block for carts and then you walk a block to get to the restrooms. It was difficult to figure out the holes as they didn't match the card. Most of... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Way overpriced if you pay rack. Good value if you have a GROUPON, $70 for two was a fair price. The course has been reconfigured so your GPS is pointless. Scorecards don't have course layout so each hole is a guess leaving a lot of holes to be played blind, you are a cranky local who knows the course. The... More

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southern california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went to see Gregg Allman. Great place for a concert. People very friendly, parking was good. Just have patience getting out. Seats were great. Will go again

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I played this course for the first time and were disappointed. I know there is a serious drought going on but the fairways were not in good shape, bare patches showing. For first timers there is confusing transition from one green to the next tee box and the scorecard is no help. The condition of greens was... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I played this course for the first time and were disappointed. The main problem is the layout!! For first timers there is confusing transition from one green to the next tee box and there are a number of holes where second and approach shots are blind. On one dogleg par four there was a line of mature... More

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Visalia, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Good resort course. Lots of shots over water and blind shots into slick fast greens. Challenging and enjoyable but pace of play is slow. Course was in good shape and provided scenic views.

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