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3.6
217 Reviews (217)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
62.6%
Recommend this course
162 out of 217 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
75.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 49 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
74.4%
Recommend this course
58 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6580 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3
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Avila Beach Golf Resort
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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
217 Reviews (217)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great course with some challenges

Great course with beautiful scenery. The first 9 holes are rough for beginners for sure. The only complaint was the kart paths were horrible.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Love the canyon and fresh water arroyo and ocean views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avila Beach golf resort

Avila Beach golf resort was a wonderful course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

SLOW Resort Players on Mediocre-Conditioned Course

First time playing here. Had been told that course conditions had really slipped in recent year and it was no longer the jewel it once was, but I was in area to play other courses and got a great $19 deal to play after 3 pm.

The stories were true.
The Good--> interesting layout with a few very small greens which were mostly in good condition. Plenty of blind shots so a first-timer is going to lose some strokes just not knowing where to aim. The Bad--> plenty of resort hackers who don't know or care about etiquette make for very slow golf. I must have fixed 10 fresh ball marks on some greens.

Even more upsetting though, the fairways and green aprons were comparable to an average muni on my visit. Whether lack of water or poor fertilizer choice or their maintenance crew is vastly understaffed, I don't know. But it is a shame an obviously great design is left to get this ragged.

I will return to play here (a) early in morning before the course is packed and (b) only if I get another under-$40-rate per round unless (c) I hear that the course conditioning is back up to "good" or better.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Coarse

Very nice course and they have to tee times spread out to help with the social distance which is nice. The whole area in general is already beautiful and the course adds its own flavor to the Cove. Will definitely be back soon

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

What A Round!

1-23-2021 was my first time playing this beautiful course. First on many more to come. I really enjoyed the Scenery and the difficulty level of it, even tho I’m a beginner golfer

The day was beautiful, up couldn’t ask for better weather. My Tee time was at 2:08pm and somehow I managed to play all 18! Front 9 where a little slow but luckily a group allowed me to play thru... Thank you Gentlemen!

The first two holes were unbelievable! It began to rain so hard as I was on the 1st Tee... A passing rain storm tested my concentration on first 2 holes. 2nd hole hailed on me right at the Tee lol ..How much nicer can it get!? A lot! What an Experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course-Great amenities

Had an amazing time on this golf course. Lots of water. Staff was very friendly.. We stayed for dinner and drinks which was during happy hour and 1/2 price. Great food. We enjoyed the outdoor fire pits and playin the game corn hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need to water the course

The course is now in poor condition. Sorry for the covid-19 for your company and trying time

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable golf, beautiful location!

Avila beach golf course is on my list of courses I usually play here on California's central coast. It has two distinct nines. The front nine is a mountain course and the back nine is a river course built next to the San Luis Obispo river. Water comes into play on several occasions. Geographical features also make you think about your shot. The 18th green looks out toward the mouth of the river as it emptied into San Luis Obispo bay. A beautiful and challenging course!

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