Aviara Golf Club

4.5917000000 4.6 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7007 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 7447 Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, California 92009, San Diego County
  • (760) 603-6914, (760) 603-6900
  • (760) 603-6801
  • www.golfaviara.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1991), Ed Seay (1991)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 72 7007 yards 75.0 144
Back (W) 72 6591 yards 78.2 142
Back 72 6591 yards 72.7 139
Middle (W) 72 6054 yards 75.1 133
Middle 72 6054 yards 70.2 133
Forward (W) 72 5007 yards 69.3 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

111 out of 119 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner 19th hole scenic views  

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"The best"


Fred1954272's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't say enough good things about this corse I played by myself after the rates went down so I saved some money Besides being beautiful it's interesting and when played from the proper tees is fair for every golfer Don't miss this place if your in San Diego


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"You almost get what you pay for..."


frankmale's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aviara remains a premier golf property but comes at a price. Cost is about 20% over where it should be.

Some of the greens were punched and sanded. Not mentioned by the starter which was a surprise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always beautiful"


adicom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course design. Fast greens, good shots are good and most missed shots can be found a played. To me that is the mark of an enjoyable course. Of course the water shots are gone. As far as conditions and quality for the price, this course is the best available in No. County San Diego.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



LoraLee13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect."


u038597071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff, the course and the overall environment is spot on. Right from arrival we were made to feel comfortable and welcomed. I will recommend this course to everyone and anyone. I will certainly be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


spmccarl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great golfing experience! Pricing was a little steep but I would go back! The course was in excellent condition. We had a unique experience playing with a young lady who was going to qualify for the upcoming LPGA event being held at that course. She would hit different shots and try different putts to get a lay of the land. This took time and we had good Golfers behind us so I was feeling a little uneasy. She was very nice and I appreciated her game!!! We also played with a member who could help point out areas to avoid. We have told our friends to go and play this course. Many of us are her at a Convention. Next time back in the area we will be back to play!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"so so FINE"


davidmadden's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is among the best in the country. the only issue is that most people want to save the bucks and play twilight...bad idea on busy days...we finished at dark...barely.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




lisamurray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course!!"


kejoal69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful and challenging course. Course is well maintained and the staff was outstanding. Cart path only due to recent rains but pace of play was still good. Starter gave us some tips and he was spot on! Will be back to play again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Socalsam's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


u000006062972's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Dec 1. Starter could not have been nicer. Course was in great condition. Greens are fast and difficult to read.... Making the course challenging and fun. Multiple options on Tee boxes so you can customize your experience. A bit expensive but got a deal on GolfNow. Would play it again for sure


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Definitely one of the best"


Sehara's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played Aviara for the first time, and I must say, that the course is one of the best I have seen in a long time. The staff is friendly and helpful, the greens are fast, ondulated and in mint condition. The landscaping and gardening is beautiful. At rack rate I still believe, that the course is slightly overpriced, but if you can get a deal, then go for it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Summer conditions less than ideal"


orourke's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout and scenery are outstanding. Tee boxes were punched and overseeded, a few of the greens were recently aerated and there were several bald spots, especially around the greens. Not too out of the ordinary for summer in San Diego. However, if you are paying rack rate, then I suggest waiting until maintenance is complete and the conditions improve. It should be perfect in the winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


sajeeva's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Definitely should be on your bucket list! Amazing course, beautifully designed and maintained. Great service and just overall a great place to test out your skills. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Karen's review"


u000002892466's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The drought has done some serious damage to the fairways otherwise the course is beautiful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great, Scenic Course"


mnglfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing Aviara and it was a great round. Many sceneic holes and challenging shots. Your experience depends on choosing the correct tees. The course can play both too easy or too difficult if you select the wrong tees. Ask starter for advice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


Jrostaboch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape! Highly recommend playing!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bad idea"


u000007751468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked the round on golf now and was forced to pay online before I played .$160... A discount!??

When I was warming up on the range someone told me it was there 25th anniversary and had rolled back prices yo opening day of $65. I politely asked the pro shop about this and said since pre paid a third party to play their course there was nothing they could do for me!!! No discount no here's a coupon for the next time you players. It would have been real easy for them to say hey there is not anything we can do because you booked through golf now but here's a shirt, a hat a f$&&&ing sleeve of balls anything!!! But no it's sorry pal have a nice day. Then when your done the do the typical fleecing t clean your clubs. We waited on every single shot all day!!! My clubs were clean believe me, so when I told them I'm good fellas they looked at each other and just said really dude.... Hey club cleaners here's the best tip you will ever get, if you have to ask for more money i.e. Tip after you do your job that your paid to do then it might be time for a real job..

The starter and my playing partner were the best part of the course . I had a great time with a gentleman from Texas, at least he helped me enjoy my birthday round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/15/2016

Do you realize that the course gets $0 from a golf now prepaid round?


"Most beautiful Par 3's I've ever seen on a course"


Darren828's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The scenery/landscaping of this course was beautiful. Awesome Par 3's that will have you snapping a few photos off the tee. The fairways and greens were in great shape.

The locker room is open to the public golfers, and was a huge bonus to the pre/post round visit. Full locker rooms with showers/sauna etc.

Check golfnow and you should be able to play this course for around $130.

Well worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course in excellent condition"


LAMerc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was the 2nd time playing this course. The first time was right after a reseeding of the fairways. The difference was very significant. Not only were the fairways in much better condition, so was the rough. The greens are tough , but fair. Course played much longer and much more difficult. If you haven't played this course, you should. It is a beautiful resort. A bit pricey, but you definitely get what you paid for. You're at a high end resort and it feels that way... minus the snobbery you sometimes get at higher end golf resorts. Beautiful scenery and very challenging! I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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