Aviara Golf Club at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad
(4.2/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, and the #1 golf resort in Southern California according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the Aviara Golf Club overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve. The only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara features a memorable coastal layout: par 72, 18 holes over 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker and water challenges.

The course is complemented by premier golf facilities that include a practice driving range, putting and pitching greens, an industry-leading GPS system on all golf carts, and an upscale golf shop. The elegant two-story, 32,000 square-foot Spanish colonial clubhouse features locker facilities, a full-service bar, a cozy lounge with fireplace, and the adjoining Argyle Steakhouse with indoor and outdoor balcony seating.
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  • My wife and I recently played Aviara Golf Course (Carlsbad, California) with another couple. It was a terrible disappointment. Despite the fact that the place was in awful shape; and despite the fact ...  more »
  • Recently, I made arrangements to play a round of golf at the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California. I played with my wife and another couple. We are all in our late 60s and/or early 70s....  more »
  • Played the course Friday September 30th, 2016. Amenities abound - fresh cookies when checking in at the marshall station, cooler with ice and water stocked on the carts, tablets with gps mapping and s...  more »
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  • This Hyatt is a real 5-star resort. One of Hyatt's best efforts, the grounds are clean, and well maintained. There are many great dining choices on the resort grounds, (be sure to check out the Argyle Grill located at the golf course club house area). The rooms are clean and comfortable, with large beds. This resort also offers Hyatt PURE (Hypo-allergenic) rooms. The staff is the usual great Hyatt staff, being very helpful and friendly. Be sure to check this place out!
  • Played here last week (10/13/16) and the course has been hit pretty hard with the drought. It is a great layout and a nice facility, however the rough and fairways look somewhat barren. This is a great course for $150, anything more might feel like you got ripped off ...until they get more water and the overseeding done.
  • On a "guys only" trip to San Diego with no plans to play anywhere, we were lucky enough to stumble on to the Aviara golf course. Loved it so much we played again the next day. Course was fun, and challenging but fair. Service was top-notch from the bag drop to the on course service and restaurant. Aviara will be included on every San Diego area golf vacation from this point forward!
  • The fun staff and beautiful weather made this a memorable course. Cart paths lined with fragrant flowers, well maintained fairways & greens, accurate GPS systems, attentive cart girls and made to order sandwiches this place had it all. I will be back! 'Keep it on the fairway' is my only advice.
  • "Go to your Happy Place!" "It's all in the hips it's all in the hips" "Somebody's closer!" "Harness good energy block out the bad" "He's riding the bull feeling the flow". I admit that the true reason that I ever picked up a golf club was because of the movie Happy Gilmore. Who doesn't love that movie? I learned everything I need to know about golf I learned from Happy, Chubs and Shooter McAdams. As you can tell I have never received a formal golf lesson so I was stocked to see the "You're in" email for the special Aviara Golf VIP Experience! Thank you Aviara Golf course for making my golf dream happen. I haven't picked up a club in 5 plus years and my clubs are doing their job of collecting dust in my garage. I am inspired to break them out again after learning a few tips from the pros. At this event, we watched a few golf swing videos with tips and got a chance to practice putting, driving, and chipping. Well not all of us, but most of us got a chance to win a free book from a local pro if you sink the put or chip in the circle area of the green. If you don't understand what I'm talking about, watch Happy Gilmore :). Lastly the food and drinks! And trust me it was real! No one told us to meet on hole 17 at 7:30 PM and to wear something nice. No spoilers here to find out the club secret watch Happy Gilmore. I'm gonna be completely honest.. The best part of the golf experience was the fun golf card ride back from the driving range. Go down the fairway at top speed was a thrill. I have a feeling the majority of peeps came for the free food and not the golf experience. I wasn't that impressed with the custom golf clubs area.. I am horrible at golf and throwing money at my problem won't help. I just need to practice and have more codependency. I like the "free tips" but I know this is all about business and sales nothing is really free. The Clubhouse is awesome! I rather just have drinks and laugh about how Trish spends more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff. :) Just kidding! I love how classy and upscale the Clubhouse and bar lounge are. The food was okay but I enjoyed the nice premium import beers at the bar. Like vultures everyone tried to get something to eat as the food came around gradually. I thought the sliders were okay, but the Lobster balls had way too much breading.