Aviara Golf Club & Resort in Carlsbad, CA
Tee Time: July 13, 2016, 7:25, 73 F, sunny
Designer: Arnold Palmer, 1991
Playing Partners: Kevin, Bill and Mike
Tees: Middle, Par 72 (70.0 rating/129 slope/6,054 yards)
Course Handicap: 7 (6.3 index)
Stats: 90 (44-46); 37 putts; 2/14 fairways; 5/18 greens; 7 penalty strokes
After a great week at the Major League All-Star festivities (I wonder how far Giancarlo Stanton could hit a driver), there was just one last thing to do before heading back to the dry desert. That would be getting an early-morning round in at Southern California’s top golf resort, Aviara Golf Club, home of the LPGA Kia Classic. This course must look amazing during the TV coverage, with pristine lakes and scenic waterfall features throughout. I’ll make sure to catch it next spring.