7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, California 92011, US
(760) 448-1234
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About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

The Park Hyatt Aviara is a AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star golf resort minutes from LEGOLAND and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel and Arnold Palmer design are intertwined with Batiquitos Lagoon. The course, known for its lush landscaping and flower beds, is a regular host of the LPGA Tour. Relax at the adult-only pool or splash with the kids at the family pool and water playground. A spa, the restaurants, fitness center and tennis complex, including six courts and a stadium, are other first-class amenities. 

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres222
Year Opened1997
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Reviews

3.5
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun time had

Watch out for #17, very tough 2nd finishing hole. Great fun overall, beautiful landscape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wow

You know how every course has that signature hole? It's their staple one? You could argue that EVERY hole at Aviara was a signature hole!! Very pricy, but you get your value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 178
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Experience

Course is pretty pricy but you do get a lot for the money. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Track is in great shape and a good test of your golf game. Water comes into play on a lot of holes and lots of bunkers to contend with. Not a course I can play much do to cost, but if you have the extra money and feeling good about your game, well worth the play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tee-shot and approach friendly. Bring your best putting game.

It's a giant property. I mean overall, it's a massive golf course. And that might intimidate some people, but if you can quickly realize that makes it mostly tee-shot friendly, there's plenty of space to put your drive, as well as par 3s. The fairways are mostly very wide all the way to the green too, so you get away with a lot. But then the fun begins, as you try to negotiate where to put it on the maniacal, massive, huge, gigantic, greens. But I've seen worse, even quicker greens. I doubt you can make the greens any quicker, it would make it impossible to play. The uphill putts still need a good whack, so you'll just have to leave yourself below the hole, and hope that you don't get too many silly sidehill putts. Other than that, it truly is a very pretty place, lots of flowers and lush vegetation. But because of that, you can understand why they have to charge you so much, to keep the HUGE property looking this good. So in the end, it's a course that was designed before the water-conservation and reduction came into place, during the period of opulent, grand-course design, so it has that exhaustive feel of an unnecessarily huge golf course property. And for being multiple-diamond hotel and resort properly, why is the snack shack so bad? That was almost like a muni course type quality. Doesn't match the rest of the place.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Most Beautiful…but

It is one of the most beautiful courses i've ever played, and the professional friendly staff is wonderful. The dining facilities and club house are also top notch.
However, the greens (though very well maintained) are not realistic and virtually unplayable…The putting experience on the greens is reminiscent of the frustration (and fun) found with negotiating amusement park miniature golf artificial greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Insane greens

A tough, tight course with some of the trickiest greens around. They not only were rolling fast, but the undulations are remarkable. Very easy to have a chip roll 30 feet past even if it's barely moving at the hole. Local knowledge on some of the doglegs invaluable. GPS in the cart helps, but the first round here is a doozy.

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

Amazing

I visited Aviara for the LPGA Kia Classic earlier this year and enjoyed watching the event at this beautiful course. Finally got around to playing it and it was well worth it. Despite being in a drought in Southern California and going through the aerification process the conditions were great. A few dead spots in the rough but nothing significantly affecting play. The greens were immaculate. Fast, smooth and perfectly maintained. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly including the starter and Marshall. The carts with GPS were the best GPS system I've seen on a golf cart to date. It is expensive being a resort course and I don't have the kind of money to be a regular here and play 3 days a week but it's well worth it to come here a few times a year as a treat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Our favorite course in SD

Would highly recommend Aviara.. Yes more cost than most but one of the best values considering customer service, weather and most importantly quality of course.. Every hole has great character and would highly recommend... A couple of greens had some sand challenges but all in all quality value. Same group of guys will be back next Labor Day. Fair but challenging.....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

I played Aviara last summer and was so looking forward to it again when I purchased the Holiday DealCaddy even though the deal didnt cover the total fees, limited to $200. But being this course was a premium course in pristine condition, I felt it was worth the extra $170. Sadly disappointed this time. Between our draught and what we were told by the Marshall, the course had been played alot, I felt we overpaid for just a nice course having trouble keeping the course up to it's usual high standards.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Must Play in San Diego

Signed up for first time of the day, but the staff sent a few guys early and I played with one other person, which made the round go very quickly, which in turn allowed me to enjoy the rest of the day at this beautiful resort. The course was in great shape, had beautiful trees and plants and water features, and the staff was next level amazing. Maybe a little on the pricey side, but I was treating myself for completing one portion of my CPA exam...at least you got a free lollipop on the back nine. You can't miss this place if you are in San Diego.

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

Good stuff

Great course, great staff, all around good stuff .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course

Course conditions and layout are amazing. Course is very playable and just flat beautiful. Played in the afternoon and pace of play was a non issue. Will play every time I vacation back to San Diego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very scenic and enjoyable

Great staff. Play the course as a challenge like the LPGA or just play from the friendly tees. Either way it's a great vlaue

Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun, Challenging. Quiet

In the area for a wedding, brought my clubs and they got me on, played by myself and the pace was great, only saw the group in front of me at the turn. its long. the greens are in the best shape i have ever seen. rumor was Scotty Cameron was out the day before putting around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Put it in the bucket list.

Staff were courteous and effcient. Practice facilities were excellent, but wee hit off the mats - likely due to the drought conditions and water restrictions course was remarkable....layout was challenging and the flora was incredible. Greens were a little slow, but with all he undulation you wouldn't want them any faster. Make sure you put it near the pin - some greens are enormous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Largest landscaping budget in America

This is the second time that I've played Aviara, but the first time was so long ago that I'd forgotten how beautiful the course is. The landscaping, beds, and water treatments are off the charts. And, the golf is pretty good too. The greens (early May) were perfect, and very, very fast. The course is not tricked up, but is straight forward and challenging, depending on the tee boxes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Aviara Golf course

A friend of mine recommended I play this course while in San Diego on Business. I played with a colleague from work and we both found the course to be very challenging, enjoyable, scenic and in excellent condition. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only weakness was the driving range which is small and therefore showed a lot of wear.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course, too bad it's too expensive to play every week.

It's the only course in San Diego that appears unaffected by drought. Best conditions I have seen in years in a public course. 14 out of 18 holes could be signature holes on any other course. Worth the $$$ to splurge once a year for me, but I wish I could play it weekly or monthly. It's a worth see and the afternoon rates make it a little more palatable. I look forward to splurging again next year or finding a hot deal on golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Stunning!

Breathtaking display of flowers, lakes, waterfalls, lush fairways, challenging but fair greens. I've played this course several times and have to say hands down is by far the prettiest and nicest golf course around the San Diego area. Although Torrey Pines has scenic ocean views this Aviara feels like you've taken a trip to the jungles of Costa Rica. Each hole presents a beautiful challenge. The course itself isn't that difficult and doesn't require long drive shots to be in good range. I've started to play hybrid/long irons off the tee which have favored my score very well. Enjoy the day with cocktails and treat it like a vacation. The fees are a bit high but a great place to spoil yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Experience

Played right after the Kia Classic. Maybe the most beautiful course I've ever played and I've played some top courses. Played same tees used by the LPGA players and can't believe the low scores they posted. Extremely challenging and will definitely play again! Very friendly and accommodating staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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