Aviara at Four Seasons Resort

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Arnold Palmer in 1991

Cost:  $215 - $235 Click for current rates

Phone Number:  Phone: (760) 603-6900

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Aviara's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 7447 Batiquitos Dr., Carlsbad, California 92210

Photos:  See additional photos of Aviara at Four Seasons

Accolades: Ranked 22nd in California on Golf Magazine's 2012 Best Public Golf Courses list and as a Gold Medal resort by Golf Digest.

What to Expect: It doesn't take long after teeing it up at Aviara before you may find youself asking, "Am I in a botanical garden?" Aviara has no rival in the San Diego area when it comes to pure beauty. Special care was given to the nearby Batiquitos Lagoon and the 100+ species of birds in the area that rely on the wetlands and gorgeous native vegetation. Arnold Palmer is known for creating signature par fives and Aviara is no different, but the collection of stunning par 3s at the course is just as impressive. The course tips out at 7007 yards but boasts a solid 75.0/144 rating/slope due to the amount of trouble found and the course and the relatively tight landing areas found on some of the holes. If you love courses that deliver a challenge and flat out beauty, then Aviara is right up your alley.

Signature Hole:  8th - 536 Yard Par 5

8th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (536 Yard Par 5)
8th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (536 Yard Par 5)

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Palmer 72 7007 75.0 144
Back 72 6591 72.7 139
Middle 72 6054 70.2 133
Forward 72 5007 69.3 127


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  3rd - 149 Yards

18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (149 Yard Par 3)
18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (149 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  16th - 418 Yards

18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (418 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (418 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  10th - 515 Yards

18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (515 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (515 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  13th - 374 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  18th - 443 Yard Par 4

18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (443 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (443 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade B

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