La Costa Resort (Champions course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   La Costa Resort (Champions course) Est. 1965

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La Costa Resort: After a 35-year association with the PGA Tour, which has now moved on to pastures new, La Costa can still boast two very strong and challenging layouts. The Champions course (formerly North course), where the game's elite plied their trade on the final day of competition, is the tougher of the two. It has also been the subject a major improvement project, completed in 2011.

This very pleasant and nicely undulating resort-style layout, runs out-and-back from the clubhouse and resort hotel, with pairs of holes lightly flanked by a variety of trees and a smattering of unobtrusive real estate. The good-width fairways look inviting from the tee, with stylish bunkering and a generous band of not overly penal rough awaiting anything hit offline. Hitting the often small and elevated greens will require your approach play to be well-honed.

As you approach "the turn" at the excellent par-3 8th, water makes a telling appearance, as it does on eight of the next ten holes. Small lakes, ponds and streams will all threaten at different points, not least at the signature par-3 16th. This huge favourite with players and tournament spectators alike, requires water to be crossed from tee-to-green; miss the green and your next shot will probably be from one of a posse of bunkers surrounding the green.

Formerly one of the biggest name courses on the PGA Tour, La Costa's Champions course remains a classic and testing layout, and one that is holding-up well under intensive resort play conditions.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd,
Carlsbad, California 92009
USA
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Office   +1 (760) 438 9111
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 854 5000 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (760) 930 7070

Email   info@lacosta.com
Website   www.lacosta.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jason Brustad (Director of Golf); Ken Simonds (Head Golf Professional).
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Academy
 
La Costa Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Original design by Dick Wilson (1965); later improvements by Joe Lee (1973, 1984) and Damian Pascuzzo, Steve Pate & Jeff Brauer (2011).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7172 6299 5366
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 75.1 71.0 72.2
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Champions course. Also at La Costa Resort is the 18-hole Legends course (par-72; 7,077 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

30 miles N of San Diego
From I-5 (north of San Diego) take exit 44 and head east on La Costa Ave. After 1.8 miles turn left into El Camino Real. After 500 yds turn right at traffic lights into Costa del Mar Rd and follow signs to resort and golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $210; Fri-Sun $230. Reduced twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Play on the Champions and Legends courses alternates on a daily basis. On any given day, one course is reserved for members, the other is public-access, and vice versa on the following day.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted with a caddie.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

La Costa's distinguished record of hosting top level professional tournaments dates back to the 1970's, when it became the regular home of the PGA Tour's season opener, The Tournament of Champions. More recently it has staged the WGC Accenture Match Play Championships, as well as the WGC World Cup of Golf and several Champions Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >La Costa).

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Location

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Latitude: (33.092076)
Longitude: (-117.264773)
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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 
2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad, California 92009
+1 (760) 438 9111
www.lacosta.com

The amenities at La Costa Resort & Spa are endless. From golf courses that have been home to PGA Tour events for over 40 years, to first-class tennis facilities, luxury spa, sparkling swimming pools and much more. Unlimited thrills and fun await you at this award-winning Carlsbad California resort.

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