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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
57.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6580 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6580 yards 72.3 138
White 71 6053 yards 69.6 130
White (W) 71 6053 yards 75.8 135
Red (W) 71 5041 yards 70.3 121
Scorecard for Avila Beach
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.2/132 365 259 496 384 361 187 378 171 540 3141 430 504 378 530 371 234 422 198 349 3416 6557
White M: 70.0/125 W: 75.1/131 350 256 472 332 355 157 335 143 523 2923 416 495 370 517 321 174 376 185 316 3170 6093
Red W: 68.5/118 275 233 331 285 288 102 269 102 406 2291 335 440 294 409 279 138 312 123 243 2573 4864
Handicap 11 13 7 9 5 15 3 17 1 4 8 2 10 14 16 6 18 12
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 11 1 7 5 15 3 17 9 4 6 2 12 10 16 8 18 14

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Olin Dutra

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
137 Reviews (137)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 24
Elevation Changes 15
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Group Getaways 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 17
Near Local Attractions 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Avila Beach

Rode the Blues (6550/72.2/132) with Mike in 4H, 15M midday for $34 on a GM deal. The weather was around 70, sunny and breezy, 1-2 club wind most of the round. The customer service was good from all encountered. Really challenging, fun layout but the playing conditions were very rough around the edges. Many holes had areas that were soggy due to recent rains. The tees were terrible, worst tees I have played on in a long time. It was like teeing it up in the rough. Good coverage, but they had not been mowed recently and many were unlevel. The fairways had good coverage and were winter thin. The rough was mostly thick and clumpy. Punitive, often hard to find your ball until you were right on top of it. The traps were poorly maintained and the sand quality was poor. The greens were very good however. Firm and medium fast, they rolled nice. Downhill putts were treacherous. There were a couple of pins on crests that if you missed downhill you were going to have 12' coming back. The tree lined layout is up/down rolling hills and sits down in a valley. No ocean views even though you are less than a mile from and can hear the ocean. Demanding layout from the Blues, especially in the wind. Decent amount of doglegs and water, course knowledge would be worth a few strokes on where to aim and how the hills affect the ball once it lands. Above average layout in very mediocre playing condition. Small warm-up range with mats that would accomodate short irons only beside the first tee. No recommendation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Avila Beach

Rode the Blues (6550/72.2/132) with Mike in 4H, 15M midday for $28 on a GM deal. The weather was around 70, sunny and breezy, 1-2 club wind most of the round. The customer service was good from all encountered.

Really challenging, fun layout but the playing conditions were very rough around the edges. Many holes had areas that were soggy due to recent rains.

The tees were terrible, worst tees I have played on in a long time. It was like teeing it up in the rough. Good coverage, but they had not been mowed recently and many were unlevel.

The fairways had good coverage and were winter thin.

The rough was mostly thick and clumpy. Punitive, often hard to find your ball until you were right on top of it.

The traps were poorly maintained and the sand quality was poor.

The greens were very good however. Firm and medium fast, they rolled nice. Downhill putts were treacherous. There were a couple of pins on crests that if you missed downhill you were going to have 12' coming back.

The tree lined layout is up/down rolling hills and sits down in a valley, no ocean views even though you are less than a mile from and can hear the ocean. Demanding layout from the Blues, especially in the wind. Decent amount of doglegs and water, course knowledge would be worth a few strokes on where to aim and how the hills affect the ball once it lands. Above average layout in very mediocre playing condition. Small warm-up range with mats that would accomodate short irons only beside the first tee, No recommendation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice Layout/ Wide Open

Played here on a Friday afternoon. Teed off around 2:15, just my 9 year old son and I and finished by 5:30pm. The sun set at 5:05, so we were the last ones on the course. I played this course back in 2011 and it seemed much better now, great layout, some tight holes in the front 9. Paid a twilight rate of $32. Nicest thing was the course was wide open. Other than a couple of regulars walking the course we could play at our own pace.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
San Francisco Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout

I've played Avila a half dozen times or so and conditions seem to come and go like the tide. Greens were in decent shape. Firm and fast. They had a few pitch marks here and there that caused some bumps and lumps, but weren't too bad overall.

Fairways were ok. Tee boxes were absolutely atrocious.

As for the layout, it's a blast. Avila is a shot makers course with a few wide open holes to blast away in between. The track has hills to negotiate like the par 5 #3 you have to go up and over to get to the small green, a few lakes/ponds surrounding par 3 greens and three forced carries over the ocean inlet.

Hole #11 also has a small cutout in the middle if a hill that you have to negotiate. Other tee shots require place kicker accuracy to split the uprights between trees planted on both sides of the tee boxes. Fun times!!

You will use every club in your bag and every shot in your arsenal. Fun factor meter on this course is pegged, with conditions .... Good enough to let you post a good score but bad enough to give you an excuse if you don't.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Avila Beach

Played the Blues (6537/72.2/132) with Alex326, Dale and Darren in 4H, 15M midday. The weather was around 60, sunny and windy. 2-3 club wind a good portion of the round. The customer service was good from all encountered.

The tees were a mixed bag. A few were good, most were mediocre and a couple were bad. Adequate coverage, but numerous tees were either cut pretty high and/or could use leveling.

The fairways had good coverage and were winter thin.

The rough was mostly mowed down and also had good coverage, winter thin.

I was not in any traps but they looked poor. Not well maintained and the sand quality was poor.

The greens were very good however. Firm and medium fast, they rolled nice. Downhill putts were treacherous. there were a couple of pins on crests that if you missed even a tap in downhill, you were going to have 15' coming back.

I had played here over a decade ago and remembered most of the holes when I saw them. The tree lined layout is up/down rolling hills and sits down in a valley, no ocean views even though you are less than a mile from the ocean. Demanding layout from the Blues, especially in the wind. 40-60 yard difference in the Blues/Whites on many holes. Examples of the extremes included playing a 234 yard par 3 instead of a 174 yard par 3 on #15. On #16, 422B/376W, a dogleg left par 4 playing into a 20 mph wind, my best drive could not reach the dogleg from the Blues.

Decent amount of doglegs and water, course knowledge would be worth a few strokes on where to aim and how the hills affect the ball once it lands. Above average layout in average condition, recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NOT worth the money

This course is in desperate need for an upgrade. The conditions are ratty at best. When we were driving up we saw the course to our right but kept thinking... This can't be it. Saying it is in muni shape is an insult to muni courses.

$87 with a cart on a Saturday... Go somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
San Francisco Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun challenging track but needs some maintenance

A fun and challenging track at a great central coast location. Course offers several challenges and forced carries whole using the natural terrain for some great elevation changes throughout the front 9.

Fairways are in super shape. Greens are 50/50 some are perfect while others have huge dead spots that are dirt, which I assume is from sort sort of disease. Tee boxes are bad and sand traps are horrible. They are solid hardback dirt.

This is my 3rd time playing this course and everytime its been a different route so get clarification on which holes are played in which order (they lack proper or any signage). Also no beverage cart on a Friday? At least put some water stations out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will not play again

I didn't think that the course was worth the price.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Avila beach Review

Purchased this round on a hot deal and was stoked because I've wanted to play this course for some time. The price was significantly less expensive then their normal rate. I was disappointed with the deal, was not worth the hot deal rate. The course needs some work.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course for the price

the course had some tricky and different holes.greens were fast and consistent would go there again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

golf review

We booked on line and had a 100 pm tee time.
We got there early and they allowed us to tee
off an hour early. We brought our dog with us and she
was going to have to stay in the car. We asked and the person was nice enough to allow us to take the dog
on the golf cart. We and the dog had a great time

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and fast after 2

Course has great golf now times weekdays after 2..... You can speed through 18 in 2.5 hours for 25/30 bucks.... Best deal around!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Surprise!

Vacationing with the wife, booked online for myself. $55 was the quote, got there and was informed $20 more for the cart and $18 for my wife to ride along. Got paired up with 2 other nice gentleman going single, thank god as there were a group of drunk guys now behind us hitting balls into us all day!! It took us over 5 hours to play this course, there is a marshall but he doesn't seem to do a darn thing. Very slow frustrating pace, and 2 of the holes were "out of service"????? With alternate holes that were a joke! Will not play here again.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

fairways and green good condition...but....

Always enjoy playing this course when in the area, however, the practice facilities are terrible. The "range" is AWFUL. There is no chipping practice area. The putting practice area is small. HOWEVER, ON THE PLUS SIDE...the course has interesting and somewhat challenging holes but is fair! It can get quite warm in the afternoon...so try to get out by 9AM the latest OR wait until 5 or so....It is a good value for the $$$$

We prefer to play by ourselves as a couple and they have always been able to ensure that for us. A round of 18 will usually take somewhere between 4 and 4 1/2 hours which is fine with us. Try to go during the week and it will be a very nice experience for you. We are retired and play during the week only so I have no idea of what it is like on the week-end.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 handicap

Enjoyed the views and the staff was very friendly. Got to golf with one of my best friends that I haven't seen a about 3 years. Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent!

Wonderful combination with ocean & mountain views!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

This was the first time I have played this course and overall things went well. Staff and course conditions were good -- just a little over- priced.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A lil quirky

A lot of blind tee shots fairways in only fair conditions greens were in good shape rolled pretty true.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very very slow play

This course needs a. Marshall in the worst way.

6 hour round the last two times playing it.

They finely updated there golf carts "big improvement".

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, bad staff.

We had a tee time for 7:20 which we prepaid for and a bucket of balls for each person in our group. They're system was down so we didn't get to even check in until 7:25 at which point they made us go straight to the tee blocks. My group hadn't golfed in a while so the first hole we were all rusty. Half way through the marshal came and said we should play a scramble because we were to slow. We ignored him and after the first hole we caught the people in front of us because the first hole was a fluke since we had to start the day cold. Overall a good course but I really wouldn't go back because the staff was rude and we didn't get what we had paid for.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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