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3.8
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
2.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
55.4%
Recommend this course
142 out of 160 reviews
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2.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
1.5
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
2.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
33.3%
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1 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7007 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.0
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Aviara Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1991) Ed Seay (1991) Robert Walker (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #8) (2015 #42)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #3) (2016 #15) (2015 #5)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #9) (2016 #19) (2015 #16)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2015 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2015 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2015 #19)

Reviews

3.8
160 Reviews (160)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
Dinner 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 25
Elevation Changes 23
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 29
Advanced Golfers 26
Entertaining Clients 26
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 28
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 15

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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth the high price

7:30 tee time. Ask where I can get coffee, they tell me Starbucks. Most courses that charge $250 offer free coffee or at least have somewhere to buy a cup. I then ask where I can get water, they tell me the snack bar opens at 8:30 and the snack cart will be on course starting at 9:00. Mid August with temperatures in the high 80’s and they have NO WATER. We didn’t see the snack cart until the 9th green!!! For the price, put some ice and waters in the coolers on each cart. This is a limited service golf experience if I’ve ever had one and cannot recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Meh

Arnold Palmer designed course, with very large green that have significant undulations and close to if not gimmicky. Only a few holes are pretty holes, otherwise boring scenery. Some greens were punched, while others weren’t, no rhythm or reason as to which ones. They have no drinking water available on the course and only at the snack bar which is inconveniently located. Driving range is mats only and they are used and beat up mats that you can’t find a flat lie on. The starter is pretty worthless, offering no assistance and limited information, pro shop guys are only slightly more helpful. Too much money for just an okay experience.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
California Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular golf course

It's unconscionable to be that anyone would give this course less than a 5 star rating. The facility is spectacular. The landscaping around this course is colorful and very beautiful. The course itself is very challenging - the greens are especially tough. Each hole presents a different challenge. I thought the first 3 holes were the easiest and then the back 15 are a real challenge.

Staff was very friendly. If I lived closer, I'd consider becoming a member here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very appealing

Underrated course in my opinion. Surprised me, particularly the back 9. It was really enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Aviara charm!!

A very fun and challenging course. Great condition overall. Really neat to play an LPGA tourney course. A little steep dollarwise.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The entire experience of Aviara is one that everyone should experience. The course, scenery, and beauty made the day one to remember.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Loved it

Great course in top condition. Staff were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

one of the best courses I've ever played

Great course and the layout is phenomenal. Greens were fast before the tournament and challenging but we had the best time. Friendly staff and the course landscaping is beyond anything I've played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing Course

This is a truly amazing course. I hadn't ever played it due to the higher price but had always wanted to. From the minute you arrive, you are treated like royalty! A cart was brought out to my car to load up my clubs and welcome me to the course. The starter, Joe, was very helpful and gave me advice on what tees to play. We settled on the tees where the lpga plays from (mainly blue with some white and silver mixed in). The course conditions were great even after much rain over the last 2 weeks. Greens really rolled out nicely. My only disappointment was there were too many unfixed ball marks and I repaired between 5 and 15 per hole. The layout was a great mix and I never got bored. The par 3's were very challenging with water on 3 of them. I will come back as often as I can. They also offered free range balls so get there early. Lastly, the yardage books were $20 but they had a great GPS on the cart that measured to the pin for the day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Aviara Golf Course

Amazing course, great location and views, and super friendly staff. After the round we got a round of drinks and some awesome tacos next to the pro-shop in the restaurant, and it was overall a great experience.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a great day of golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gorgeous Course

Staff was friendly and helpful, course was in pristine condition. Best course I've played yet.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Not So Great.

First off, the course plays way longer than the scorecard indicates. 14 holes play uphill or in to the wind. The greens were the biggest I have ever seen. That combined with the extreme slopes and speed made for a round of golf similar to a goofy pitch and putt..Terrible. La Costa is a much more fair test of golf. Encinitas Ranch is close by and half the price and way more fun!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandy greens not good

Played today front side was cart path only(fine) but there were 4-5 greens completely covered in sand for punching. Course wasn’t discounted, next time will take our business to maderas or somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions for August

Played this track back in June when the place was immaculate. I expected Aviara a little worse related to conditions and was fairly pleased. Tee to green looks pretty good. It's not spring conditions but its pretty impressive for August in SoCal. The fairways were great and the rough was on the light side. The greens were great. A little slow for me but rolled true.

Not sure if its worth the full price of admission right now but its pretty close. However, if you are looking to get your best bang for your buck, play this place in May/June when the conditions and greens are the best SoCal golf has to offer. You will not be disappointed!

Great staff and service. One minor problem I have...the golf carts are below average. Not something you expect when paying $$$

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Class Course

Really enjoyed this course. It can be fair from White tees and challenging from Blue tees. Greens roll very true. It played firm and fast but very fair. Staff are very nice and the food is pretty good, but I am a picky eater.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Very fun course. Great condition and fast greens. Used Golf Now and saved some cash.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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