Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course

3.9049470588 3.9 stars from 5 (154)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 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 154 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

108 out of 154 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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"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


"Nice layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout and the ambiance at La Costa was great, but the course conditions do not warrant the price charged. Greens were not in great shape, but it was late in the afternoon. Would play again if the greens were in better shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"WOW!!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience! Staff was awesome. Accommodations we amazing and the legends course was well maintained, the beverage cart gal was always there when you needed anything. Totally recommend this experience to all. Pace was about 4 hours. Not bad for a Saturday!!


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



Peter4987489's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this place. The staff are great and the venue is very nice. Sure would be nice if the other players would take the time to repair their ball marks. Too bad, otherwise this place would be solid 10.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Omni La Costa Champions Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Getting to the course was confusing. It's in the middle of a large resort. Follow the signs and let the valet handle everything. Once there, winding stairs and turns will get you down the to right level. The Omni staff was top notch. I was not a guest, only there for the golf.

There are 2 courses, the Champions is more difficult. I played in August and was told the course was not at it's best. The bent grass greens were reseeded. Personally, I think the greens were outstanding. They were readable and rolled true. Fast, but not too fast. Fairway were in very good shape - I guess this is what they call off season? Can't imagine high season.

The layout is exceptional and beautiful. Lots of bunkers, trees and water. Distances seem to play long and I used an extra club most of the time.

this is my new favorite course and I look forward to playing it again when I visit next year.


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


"Solid golf in a spectacular location"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The golf courses at La Costa won't blow you away, but they're super enjoyable and of the two there, the Champions Course is the best. It's very playable with nice views of the resort and topography, and it won't beat you up by any stretch. In other words, it's a great resort course that has also doubled as a host (part of the course anyway) of professional tour events. The finishing stretch is particularly good including the signature par 3 over water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beauty by the Beach"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and the layout is amazing. Everyone should get to play there at least once for the total experience. Great staff, friendly and great service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"La Costa Champions"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Combo tees (6481/72.0/132) with GK Guru's Rudyclub, Ringworld and JohnnyGK in 4H, 45M Friday afternoon. The course was crowded, we let one 2some play through and waited on most holes. The weather was clear and breezy, fairly hot but still nice. My 1st time playing here. From a design standpoint, numerous holes that could be considered "signature holes". Tough but fair course, good mixture of par 3's, some risk/reward par 4's. Plenty of water and sand traps. No holes were super tight, but there were also few shots where I felt like I could grip it and rip it either. The Bermuda tees had very nice, consistent coverage and were good to play from. The Bermuda fairways were not super lush and green, but they played well. Not a big cushion, but not tight lies either. The mostly Bermuda rough was thick in spots and could be penal. Taller fescue grass was around many of the hazards that was lost ball thick/tall. Speaking of hazards, they are plentiful. More holes than not had a creek, marsh or lake they you had to go over or around. And some of these you could not see from the tee. The traps were good overall. Fairway bunkers more hard packed and good to play from. Sand around the greens was softer but had inconsistent depths. The well bunkered greens putted medium to medium fast speed and held irons well. They had alot of subtle break, you can see why this place has hosted numerous professional tournaments. Speed these up a bit and they would be almost unmanageable for the recreational player. Excellent customer service from all encountered. Our carts were set up & ready to go beforehand. Saw the cart gal 3-4 times. Very fun course to play, really enjoyed the experience. I can see why it makes numerous top 100 lists. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf Now VIP member"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I believe this golf course is one of the best public G.C. in Southern Ca. and fee is high too.

But the greens condition were very poor, like local golf course between $30.00 to $50.00 green fee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great time!"


Dave2985142's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome track. Greens were a little beat up though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u554628831's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This experience was a huge disappointment. I was really looking forward to playing at La Costa and heard so many wonderful reviews. The Legends course is very neglected. In the heat of summer it was wet with soft spongy greens. The greens also had numerous old ball marks and areas of burnout and dirt. The aprons of greens were uneven. The rough in areas was uneven with crabgrass growing as well. The best was pace of play. As a single they did not join me with a group, so I played 18 in 2.5 hours (7:30am)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"La Costa Legends"


gpelcher's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were top dressed, but no alert given at booking or prior to playing. Would not have played, had I known this.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course bad greens"


Riley4361603's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course other than the greens was in pretty good shape. The greens were awful and had a bunch of bare patches and ball marks on every green. For the money I wouldn't play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Afternoon discount"


afrazier7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very pleased to acquire a Hot Deal for this course especially since I also had to rent clubs. Happy that I was able to play with a member who provided great course tips.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002203649's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played 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


"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).


"Sweet Round"


u000005167549's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the La Costa layout .. challenging but fair .. need to know where to hit on a few holes, but mostly things are out in front of you .. probably wouldn't pay rack rate, but GolfNow was reasonable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

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