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3.6
388 Reviews (388)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
28
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
76.2%
Recommend this course
295 out of 388 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 70 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.9%
Recommend this course
93 out of 121 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6580 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.6
388 Reviews (388)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Elevation Changes 16
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Group Getaways 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 18
Near Local Attractions 11
Convenient to the City 9

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beauty and a fun place to play!

I found this spot over near SLO on vacation and upon getting there; you realize you are literally right next to Avila Beach, where you can lounge after playing next to their tee shop with an open seating area to enjoy the ocean breeze and sunshine. The course was well-maintained on the greens, a little rough at times on the fairway with a lot of sloping fairways and dry creek beds to lose balls. Overall, I'd highly recommend giving it a try!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tim

Last Saturday seem to be overbooked with two different tournaments going and very slow players ahead of us it was agonizing

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

The course has two very different front and back nines, with lots of variety. The fairway conditions are a bit rough, but the greens are smooth and true. The course, traps and fairways, could use some attention, but if you’re willing to overlook the lack of investment the course has a challenging and varied layout. Pace of play was great, 4 hours on a Saturday afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect Friday round at a great price!

I caught a "hot deal" through golf now and headed to course to verify availability of rental clubs... Not only did I find rental clubs,, I was able to head out early and thoroughly enjoyed the challenging front nine and the round as a whole. Considering the dry conditions in CA at this time, the course was in pretty good shape and played shorter due to the extra roll on the fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

My favorite local course

I play this course a couple of times each month and always have a good time. The staff is great and things are, in general, fun and the play is smooth running. Each time I review however, I must emphasize that the bunkers really need some TLC. The surface is just slightly softer than most hiking trails. If this issue is addressed I would give them 5 stars every time I play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avila

Have played here many times in the past but not for 5-6 years. Still in good shape. Traps need work but that’s not unusual today. Considering the drought the course looked good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dong

It was very peace and riverside.
Even I felt very dangerous play in back line. Too many people unplayed people near green and golf course. Course green condition was not very good, very hard most of Course. Layout was very hard to read it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Ok but will not repeat

Good thing I got a great deal because I was a little disappointed with the course. There was a concert nearby so traffic and parking were difficult. Lots of people roaming around drinking. The course itself was ok, but dried out in places. Greens were in good shape. The back nine had holes in renovation so it was difficult to gauge the course. I would not want to pay the regular full price because the course is quite ordinary.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 44
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition of fairways and greens were bad needs proper maintenance
Not worth playing this course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 44
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play was an Atrocity

We started at 1:40 and didn’t finish until 6:45. It was the slowest round of golf I’ve ever played. They book the tee times way too close together and it’s not worth your time on the weekends. The dad in the family in front of us got too drunk from all the waiting and somehow beached the cart on a hill behind the 11th green (no point in driving up there, but he was soggy) so that slowed us down even more. Like Blacklake, the course is very poorly maintained. I wish they’d raise the prices for both courses and maintain them better. Instead, I think we’re done coming here on the weekends.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens nice — fairways a little shaggy — bunkers are horrible. Driving range balls at least 10 years old.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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