This year, we re-visited California for our winter golf vacation and spent a few days at the beautiful Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, CA.
The golf itself included lots of great holes-
#3 is a short, pretty par 3 over a pond;
#7 has this amazing drop and is all downhill;
#8 is big downhill risk/reward par 5, green guarded by water;
#10 could be a drive over the water feature for a chance at the green in 2;
#18 is a long par four with water in play off the tee and on the approach.
The golf was a difficult test with lots of elevation changes; dramatic water features; uneven lies everywhere; large undulating greens that welcomes 3 putts. (2 putts for par feels like victory sometimes!)
Finally- some pictures. There really are no words to properly describe it but it’s fair to say that the pictures doesn’t truly do it justice!
Here’s a compilation from the 2015 LPGA Kia Classic with real pros showing us bogey golfers how to drive over the water on #10 and hitting the green on #16.