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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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Fremont, California
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1,530 reviews 1,530 reviews
974 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
45 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
80 helpful votes 80 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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