Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course

3.8235000000 3.8 stars from 5 (136)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7094 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.9
  • 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7094 yards 74.9 141
Blue 72 6608 yards 72.9 135
White 72 6269 yards 71.4 131
Red (W) 72 5939 yards 76.3 137

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 136 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

94 out of 136 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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"World class layout"


u3601153's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Been in SD since '86 and believe it or not this was my first round at OmniLCR. The course had "recovering" greens, from an aeration maybe 1.5 months ago, so we were very disappointed in that. Greenskeeper does not appear to be a current source for finding out this intel prior, as I did search it, and the condition indicator was GREEN. I don't suggest using that site for top dollar course information, as it would seem the posters on GK.org are not the genre that play these types of courses. OmniLCR does a killer deal of around $60 to play twilight... which may be the best deal in San Diego, all things considered. I will be returning here a lot more frequently now that I have more knowledge, and have played the Legends Track. Shot 78, with zero course knowledge, and recovering greens... can't wait to get back for revenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/14/2017

u3601153 thanks so much for coming out to play and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Check our website for upcoming maintenance (starts back up in September).



u000005236743's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing 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


Commented on 07/14/2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback!


"Expensive"


krecpa31's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is expensive for the layout, condition and customer base. There appear to be a lot of inexperienced golfers playing here. the greens are riddled with infixed ball marks. The day we played we were behind a group of clear beginners who had no regard for slow play which was exacerbated by the fact it was a cool rainy day. There was no course ranger of other personnel monitoring the pace of play. We quit after nine holes and reported our feelings regarding slow play to the pro shop but received no sympathy now that they had our money. I thought perhaps they would invite us back for another time. I will be unlikely to revisit this course anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/13/2017

krecpa31 Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and I am sorry to hear it wasn't an exceptional day. Would love to have you back out when your travels bring you back to the area. Please reach out to me dustin.irwin@omnihotels.com. Thanks! Dustin


"So So"


Cas3839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked it on Golf Now for $60. It's not so spectacular that I would pay anymore than that. To be honest I could play EastLake, Bonita, and have just as good of a time. It's a little overrated


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Alright course"


Mhuppert4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was expecting much more when I booked this tee time after playing Aviara once. Greens were so slow, no one in our foursome could believe it! Would not play course again at even the hot deal price. Snack bar was closed, toilet overflowing as well. Jerry the starter was awesome, was able to get us off a bit early. Pin placements were just plain unkind, like putting the hole on the crest of a tier, another was literally 4 ft from the front edge that would roll right off the green. Disappointing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



Wei9646622's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


jpich0001's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course alone is awesome. The greens and fairways are exquisite and there are plenty of bunkers if you like playing in the sand. However, with $150 tee times I had better be able to complete a round in 4 hours. They completely overbooked the course, which is something I would expect at a discount course. Luckily I found a GolfNow hot deal for $60 or I would have been extremely irate. At each tee box my group and the group ahead of us had time to chit chat while the group ahead of them finally hit their tee shots. Started at about 2:30 pm and had no hope of finishing until around 6:30 some of the groups ahead of us decided to go home. Finished around 7:20. If I want to take 5+ hours for a round of golf I think I would rather pay $40 at Mission Trails.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course Layout"


Tom3350132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great practice facility. Only negative is on the driving range mats are used, not natural turf. The short game area is natural turf.


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


"Not living up to its famous name"


TopcatGolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From tee to green the course conditions were fine but all around, the course is quite unkempt, with large bare areas from water log damage. Seems it's deteriorated quite a bit from its heyday. The ranger was quite nice. We were slow and instead of just telling us to to speed up, he raked traps, held the flag, etc. He did his best to be helpful and courteous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


Orgolfer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Got to play La Costa Legends last weekend. It was in amazing condition and played much more difficult than I expected. The par 3's are all challenging and fair. The greens were a great blend of firm and fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



fireman96's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, but it was cart path only because of rain two days before. But it was still beautiful course. Would definitely recommend it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Bargain"


Dale1617684's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good value for twilight price but would have payed the slightly higher cost for the overall experience. Facilities closed a little early during winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Luxury resort with good, not great, golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What is called Omni La Costa is a resort in Carlsbad offering two 18 hole courses: Legends and Champions. I played Legends, where an undulating terrain is nicely landscaped throughout an interesting and moderately challenging course. At 6300+ yds from the white tees, it presents numerous strategy-requiring approaches to generally well kept greens, which are difficult to read, of course. The fairways had some drainage problems, as there were muddy areas even a week after the last rain.

Staff is very accommodating, but it took way too long for clubs to get from drop-off to course on arrival and vice versa on departure.

Overall, Legends at the Omni La Costa Resort provides an enjoyable golf experience despite one's usually lousy play. But so do many alternative local courses at less than half the cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"More elevation change and hazards than Champions"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Unlike my rainy round on the Champions course, I caught the Legends on a perfect winter day. I liked this layout a lot. There's a little more roll to the land and some scenic elevated shots on the Legend course compared to the Champions course at Omni La Costa.

For this reason, if you're only playing one round, I'd probably steer you towards this one. There is a lot of water and bunkers to deal with though, so bring your A-Game, especially off the tee. There's been a lot of maintenance to the grounds in the last year, and the result is a lot of native areas have been cleaned up and woodchips have replaced high native grass. My ball ended up on woodchips on more than one occasion, so I'm thankful for that, and it's helped the pace of play as well.

I've seen some previous comments that complain about the setup of the golf product and it being confusing. It's true that the golf operation is intertwined with the hotel, so the experience is more geared toward hotel stay-and-plays and members vs. daily fee players. Show up a few minutes early for your tee time and you'll be fine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




Socalsam's avatar
Age:  35-44

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


StephenKats's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I haven't golfed many courses...but this place was awesome!!!!


I recommend this course


"Slow play even though not crowded."


carolju's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very overrated. Really slow play.Just so slow. Way to expensive for the overall conditions and pace .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"overpriced"


u000007823409's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not happy that group in front of us didnt let us through. Pace of play on back 9 slow, never saw a Marshall


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Country club experience at a 3-star course"


jireland's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Offcourse and on, conditions were catering. Course layout and challenge was disappointing. Even with the ''Hot' deal cost plus the $10 reward coupon, total cost at $60, I wouldn''t seek it out again. Many other SD courses offer better layouts, better views, at much less of the price. At the $130 golfnow normal morning charge, ridiculously overpriced. .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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