Avila Beach Golf Resort

6464 Ana Bay Road,

Avila Beach, California 93424

  • Office

    +1 (805) 595 4000
  • Fax

    +1 (805) 595 4002
  • Golf pro

    Jay Farrior (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and riverside.

  • Designer:

    Desmond Muirhead and Olin Dutra

SSS or slope






How to get there:

10 miles S of San Luis Obispo

Seven miles south of San Luis Obispo and seven miles north of Pismo Beach, take the Avila Beach exit off Highway 101 and follow posted road signs to the Resort.

Avila Beach Golf Resort

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1969

The Avila Beach Golf Resort is located on the Central Coast of California 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Nestled within coastal hills and on an estuary that flows into San Luis Opisbo Bay, the resort includes a par-71, 6500-yard championship course.

The often quite tight fairways of the front-nine occupy hilly terrain, playing through the oak-lined valleys of Hartford Canyon. The mix of doglegging and straightaway holes lead you to small, often-elevated, smooth greens.

The flatter back-nine transverses the tidal estuary of San Luis Opisbo Creek, which sidles up alongside several fairways. Multi-level greens will test your skill with the short stick. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the challenge of this scenic and varied course.

List of courses: Central Coast, CA


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $60 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Did you know?

Although the golf club is not a Stay&Play facility in its own right, there is plenty of local seaside accommodation on offer nearby. On the seafront you will find establishments like the San Luis Bay Inn, Avila Lighthouse Suites, Inn at Avila Beach, and Avila La Fonda Hotel.

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