Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Legends Course

3.9517294118 4.0 stars from 5 (171)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7077 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "La Costa Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7077 yards 74.8 140
Blue 72 6524 yards 72.4 135
White 72 6198 yards 70.8 131
Red (W) 72 5612 yards 74.2 134

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 171 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

124 out of 171 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Good older course"


chucklehead51's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a chance to play La Costa for the first time last week. Followed a junior tournament, so pace was great as most players were done on the course.

Nice layout with good variety of holes. Fair amount of parallel holes with few holes that would be considered memorable. Overall good condition with fast, firm greens. Some patches on greens where repairs had been made but no real problem. Staff was great and facilities are top notch. Would happily play here again but would not pay over $75 as there are more interesting courses in the area.

Only real down side is the chaos in the parking area in front of the clubhouse. This entrance area serves not only the two golf courses, but the entire hotel, function and food venues, so there are tons of cars converging on this small area at the same time. Just poor design from back in the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/15/2017

chucklehead51 Thanks so much for playing with us and glad you enjoyed the golf experience! Come back and see us again soon.


"Shelley Archibald Review"


AndrewA13's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My overall experience of this course was supurb. Dustin Irwin recommended my son and I to golf at Omni La Costa. We had a great breakfast at Vue in the resort before our round. All of the staff was exemplery, from valet to starter. Every member of the La Costa staff greeted us with warm welcomes and made the experience relaxing and luxurious. The course was in excellent shape and our round of the Champions Course was perfect. I would recommend this resort and course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

Thanks for playing with us Shelley! Glad you enjoyed your experience and looking forward to having you back again soon.


"Staff is top notch / course layout and conditions are great"


Jepeter2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing the course in my backyard.

Staff - very friendly, knowledgeable, and overall great people. Genuinely care about putting the customer first Ina hospitality setting.

Had the pleasure to meet and speaks the director of Golf and some of the other staff members. Unbelievable people making the experience that much better.

Looking forward to playing again soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Over priced and underwhelming amenities"


MikeVegas777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course 4 times this year (3 on the Legends and 1 on the Champions course). For the $ spent you’ll receive a better value playing The Crossings or Arrowood. The Legenda course is in much nicer shape & condition. The Chanpions course has a Basic layout and your garden variety offering of hotdog, brat, turkey or Roast Beef sandwich and tuna cup/wrap provided a lackluster experience given the price charged for the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

MikeVegas777 thanks so much for sharing your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you felt underwhelmed. We will certainly take your comments into consideration as we continue to make improvements to the golf experience. Feel free to email me directly if I can ever be of assistance dustin.irwin@omnihotels.com


"Value"


rpaiko's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This older iconic destination is worth what I paid $60. Fine people, good condition but not memorable. Still glad I tried it out. Nice to blend in with the rich and famous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

rpaiko Thank you for submitting your review and we look forward to having you out to play again soon.


"Very playable for all levels of golfers! In great shape"


HappyGilmore31's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Legends Course is not nearly as difficult as the Champions 18 but it's in way better shape. Greens roll true at a good pace but are kept soft making them receptive. Few areas where patch ups have been made are usually not where the cup is cut. Nicely kept fairways and tees along with the friendly staff made this an enjoyable round. Champions course still gets my nod as the better layout but lots of fun can be had with the Legends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

HappyGilmore31 thanks so much for playing with us and for the positive comments. Looking forward to having you back again soon.



uLHYR4917LH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

uLHYR4917LH Thank you for the recommendation! Hope we see you again soon!


"Great layout, but not great conditions."


HappyGilmore31's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Omni La Costa is a course I was very excited to play, having heard great things. I went in with high expectations and unfortunately came out a little disappointed. The course itself is great, nice layout with plenty of well placed bunckers. Unfortunately most of those bunckers were rocky with very little sand. Greens rolled at a nice consistent speed but through the green dead patches of grass everywhere made finding a good lie difficult.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"very good"


u352735193's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played at the legend course. Tee box, fairways and green was awesome. Other than that cart can not went into fairway, everything was good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

u352735193 Thanks so much for your review! The Legends Course is no longer Cart Path Only - come back and see us again soon!


"La Costa champions course"


u000001324433's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had been punched 2 weeks prior , so with that in consideration it still played well, balls tracked fairly well on green. Beautiful course though it’s surrounded on many holes by homes. Many bunkers surround holes and lots of water on back nine. Paid $119 with cart for a course I think is $75, though this is San Diego and everything seems inflated


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



DerrickBonar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



U000005844803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Resort Course"


dclholeinone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I paid $60, cheap for a Sunday. It should have tipped me off that something was amiss: like, the course was recently overseeded and cart path rule was in effect. I did not see that on the website; told at check-in. High rough made for a fun day. Love the course; was in great shape; would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

dclholeinone Thanks for coming out to play with us. Legends is no longer cart path only - come back and see us again soon.


"Really nice, except for the CART PATH ONLY surprise"


kas062489's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course, and felt I got a great deal. My only beef was nothing on the Golf Now app said anything about a CART PATH ONLY restriction. Only after I paid was I informed of this. I'm in good shape, so it wasn't horrible, but it most-def impacted shot selection and speed of play. Ov er , I enjoyed myself quite a bit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

kas062489 Thanks for your feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed the course. We are no longer Cart Path Only - hope to see you again soon.


"Good track"


Discus2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were put behind a competition and had a small delay to start , but after that the pace of play was ok and our group got round before sunset , 4 1/2 hr round . The course was in great condition , greens were mid speed not to quick and true . Balls on the range short game area very good to warm up before you play .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Checking off of the bucket list"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Grounds: Very well manicured and inviting.

Facility: Great driving range. Pro shop is well stocked.

Course: Somewhat traditional layout and accessible targets. Some holes did require local knowledge. A GPS would have been helpful.

Overall: A nice course for a weekend trip with buds. The course isn't overwhelmingly difficult so a buddy outing should be okay. I understand the area can get some afternoon breeze so something to consider.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your A game"


jaa55901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a "hot deal" for this course; otherwise it's very expensive. This course really punishes shots that are a little bit off track, sometimes more than what might be fair. The rough doesn't seem very long, but it's very fluffy and it's easy to get too much under the ball, popping it up. At this time of year, they were reseeding Legends, so Champions was the only course open. Some of the greens were a bit soggy and were marked up by ball marks as a results (slow and bumpy), while a few of them were drier, true and would not hold an approach shot. It helped that the people I played with had a little bit of experience on the course. I played the blue tees because that's what they played. If I was playing with my normal partners, I probably would have played white or the combo. The combo does about half and half, taking the sting out of the really long par 4 holes (mainly).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course and Friendly Staff"


gcfitness's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have golfed several times at this course and always find it both enjoyable and challenging. The reason I did not give the course conditions a fifth star was due to the very pock-marked greens. I don't recall the greens being in this poor of shape when I have played before so maybe it was due to a recent tournament that they had.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u005141652's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


Golfalmoe's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be one of the most sought after places to play in San Diego County. The Legends is now for the public. The other course is now private. The greens were true but very torn up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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