The Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well-known of the Central Coast Golf Courses, and a wholly-unique golf experience for each of our guests. Designed by Olin Dutra and Desmond Muirhead and opened for play in 1969, we are located 3 miles off Highway 101, south of San Luis Obispo and northwest of Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the edge of the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course, extensive and beautifully crafted event facilities and a neighborhood bar that also serves tasty sandwiches and small bites. The golf course has kikuyu grass fairways (think Riviera CC) and quick, classic bent grass greens. The front nine is situated on hilly terrain with small, often-elevated, smooth greens within oak-lined valleys. The back nine transverses a tidal estuary, with several forced carries over the water and multi-level greens to test your will and your skill. World-class facilities and top notch service are the standard at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. From the meticulously groomed fairways and greens, to our attentive customer service, your experience at the Avila Beach Golf Resort will be unparalleled. The Avila Beach Golf Resort has been a destination for mainstream entertainment for over 20 years. The Resort hosts a yearly concert series with a variety of entertainment to fit a wide age demographic. Our Concerts at the Cove provides the audience quality entertainment with views overlooking beautiful Avila Beach; the most scenic view to watch a concert on the Central Coast! Our venue provides our guests with a lasting memory of top of the line entertainment, a comfortable, intimate venue, local fun vendors with creative merchandise, a great selection of beer, wine, and specialty drinks, and fresh local cuisine from local food purveyors. The Avila Beach Golf Resort is the perfect beach venue for your wedding or private event! Relax listening to the calming ocean sounds while enjoying the panoramic views of Avila’s beach, estuary and mountains. There are indoor and outdoor options available. The most popular option selected includes a ceremony on our luscious grass pavilion steps away from the sand, a Cocktail Hour in the Beach Club with a Terrace overlooking the beach, then transitioning into the reception space on a velvet lawn covered in string lighting. Our venue presents a variety of inviting settings – slip on your ray bans for some beachy photos under the palm trees, enjoy a tasty s’more by our fire pits, sip on a refreshing cocktail while playing lawn games, dance the night away under the warm glow of our string lights, or kick off your shoes and sink into the Adirondack recliners! There are endless photo opportunities on property where you’ll get the chance to explore with your photographer on our six-seated golf cart. Local hotels and vacation rentals are within walking distance.