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Course Details

Hole #1

A good opening hole, into a prevailing wind with a slight dogleg right. A well placed drive to the left center of the fairway provides an appropriate angle to the green.


Palmer
389
Back
351
Middle
298
Forward
260
PAR: 389
Handicap: 9

Hole #2

Slightly uphill par four with a demand for accuracy off the tee. A long tee shot across the grass mounding on the left will reward the player with a good angle to this expansive green. The second shot will play longer than it appears

Palmer
420
Back
391
Middle
348
Forward
310
PAR: 420
Handicap: 3

Hole #3

A picturesque par three in a coastal valley setting. Demand for accuracy is critical with two streams flowing left and right into a pond fronting the green. Don't let the beauty of this hole distract you.


Palmer
149
Back
147
Middle
122
Forward
107
PAR: 149
Handicap: 17

Hole #4

A straightaway par four with a premium accuracy off the tee. Driver not necessary with hazard along left side of fairway. The right side of green is shallow and well protected by bunkers.

Palmer
393
Back
362
Middle
343
Forward
294
PAR: 393
Handicap: 7

Hole #5

A lengthy par five uphill. Avoid large fairway bunker on right side. Position second shot to left side of fairway for the ideal approach. A well lofted shot to the green will be rewarded.

Palmer
543
Back
508
Middle
473
Forward
430
PAR: 543
Handicap: 1

Hole #6

This uphill par three will play one club longer. The green sits thirty feet above the tee, at the highest point on the course. Any weak shots will roll back off this steeply faced green.

Palmer
195
Back
188
Middle
169
Forward
133
PAR: 195
Handicap: 11

Hole #7

This downhill par four requires a well placed tee shot down the left side. A carefully played second shot will provide a birdie opportunity.

Palmer
404
Back
393
Middle
367
Forward
291
PAR: 404
Handicap: 13

Hole #8

A heroic par five reachable in two, but water and bunkers around the green demand accuracy. To lay up, favor the right side of the sloping fairway to avoid water left. Less club is desired for proper lay up.

Palmer
536
Back
519
Middle
489
Forward
417
PAR: 536
Handicap: 5

Hole #9

The shortest par four on the front nine and a good chance for birdie. Drive down the left side of the fairway for best angle to a very large and undulating green.

Palmer
375
Back
348
Middle
333
Forward
284
PAR: 375
Handicap: 15

Hole #10

A thinking man's par five. Beward of trouble off the tee bordering the landing area. Keep second shot left to avoid deep fairway bunker. The sloping fairway will bring trouble in from the right. A good birdie opportunity.

Palmer
515
Back
489
Middle
444
Forward
386
PAR: 515
Handicap: 8

Hole #11

A striking par three. Avoid the cascading pools of water on right side of green. Mounding left of green may redirect a cautious shot onto the green

Palmer
189
Back
178
Middle
162
Forward
128
PAR: 189
Handicap: 18

Hole #12

A slight uphill par four with a dogleg to the right. There is plenty of fairway left off the tee. No advantage down the right side, only danger. This large double green slopes right.

Palmer
405
Back
368
Middle
310
Forward
228
PAR: 405
Handicap: 12

Hole #13

A sharp dogleg left par four. Select extra club to reach this uphill coastal canyon green. A deep bunker awaits the timid.

Palmer
374
Back
346
Middle
315
Forward
269
PAR: 374
Handicap: 14

Hole #14

This breathtaking downhill par three plays shorter than the yardage indicates. Proper club selection is a must to this wide and shallow green

Palmer
201
Back
190
Middle
164
Forward
138
PAR: 201
Handicap: 10

Hole #15

A very demanding par four where length and accuracy are a premium. A hazard runs from the left landing area through the green. This hole requires two well played shots. The double green slopes sharply from right to left.

Palmer
473
Back
445
Middle
413
Forward
319
PAR: 473
Handicap: 6

Hole #16

A dogleg left with a generous landing area off the tee. A speed slot on the left side of fairway will add length to your drive. Proper club selection to this exceptionally deep green is critical.

Palmer
418
Back
387
Middle
372
Forward
290
PAR: 418
Handicap: 16

Hole #17

Longest hole on the course with a premium on accuracy. Tee shot will be guided through stands of eucalyptus trees. Keep your second shot on the right side of the fairway for the best angle of approach to this narrow green.

Palmer
585
Back
568
Middle
554
Forward
414
PAR: 585
Handicap: 4

Hole #18

A dramatic and memorable finishing hole. Direct the tee shot towards the fairway bunkers away from the lake. The shot to the green is visually intimidating and accuracy is essential.

Palmer
443
Back
413
Middle
378
Forward
309
PAR: 443
Handicap: 2

Greens Aerification

Greens aerification at Aviara is performed much differently than what most other golf courses practice. Because of our prime, coastal location, we are able to aerify our greens from March through October, as the day time temperatures along the coast are very mild. We never aerify all of our greens at once, so when you play Aviara, you will find that between March and October, we aerifiy 2 to 3 greens each Monday.

We also use a ¼ inch hole punch versus the industry standard of ¾ inch, and you will find that even the aerified greens, after a light topdressing of sand, will roll fairly well. Because the greens are aerified or “punched” with the ¼ inch tine, recovery time is much shorter and they typically heal in 7 days or so. If you have any questions regarding any of our cultural practices at Aviara, please don’t hesitate to contact our golf shop.


Overseeding

To keep our golf course in the best condition year round, Aviara overseeds our tee complexes and roughs in the fall, which is an ideal time to get germination of rye grass seed. The overseeding process is far less disruptive than what is typical in the industry because we do not renovate or overseed our fairways or greens. The biggest impact is that the golf course is maintained wetter than normal to help the new seed germinate, and during this time golf carts are confined to the cart paths.

Overseeding is a necessary practice that we perform to provide quality playing conditions during the winter months. For overseeding in 2021, golf carts will be confined to the cart paths on the front nine holes from September 13th through September 19th. From September 20th through September 29th, all 18 holes will be cart path only. And to finish up, the back nine will be cart path only from September 30th through October 6th. We certainly appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, please contact our golf shop for additional information.

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