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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, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: The front nine of this par 71, 6,500-yard championship course is nestled within oak-lined valleys...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: 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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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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1,778 reviews 1,778 reviews
1,111 attraction reviews
1,047 helpful votes 1,047 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
108 helpful votes 108 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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