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4.0
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
79.8%
Recommend this course
232 out of 305 reviews
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4.1
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
48 out of 54 reviews
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4.0
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.7%
Recommend this course
77 out of 92 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6996 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.6

Formerly known as Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - South Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee Dick Wilson (1965) Jeff Brauer (2013) Damian Pascuzzo (2013) Steve Pate (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "La Costa Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2017 #21)

Reviews

4.0
305 Reviews (305)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Patio Dining 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 43
Water Hazards 36
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Entertaining Clients 23
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 48
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 17

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging but fair

You have to hit the shots Straight and Long is good. a Bogey isn't terrible on some holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Played the Legends Course. The conditions were not as good as other courses in the area. Got a hot deal, but not worth the full price. Need to spend money on course maintenance. Staff was excellent.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Its OK

I expected resort like conditions but I found the "Legends" course to be just OK. Nothing about it makes me want to come running back anytime soon. Having said that, I did enjoy my round, had three other singles join who where all good peeps. I didn't feel like I was cheated out of my $50 and the POP was good even though it was cart path only because of recent rains. I'll play here again only if I can get on the "Champions" course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played

Nice course on a great resort

This review is strictly for the golf course. This time around my group played the Legends course on the Omni La Costa Resort Property. The layout is nice and it plays fair but for the money I expect the course to be immaculate in comparison to other courses in the Carlsbad / San Diego area like Aviara. At times I wonder if the course is being kept up to it potential considering it’s location. Greens rolled fair but some weren’t in great shape like hole 2. For the price they’re charging, it would be nice to see some overall improvements around the course to make you feel like your playing a top rated course. Overall, I’d recommend to play with friends if you can find a deal or under par type of deal.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Champions course very challenging.

The Champions course has a beautiful layout. Very challenging course because of the deep bunkers, elevated greens, lot of water. I really recommend this gem in San Diego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs alot of work.

Disappointed in the condition of the course. Fairways and greens are in need of some TLC. I thought the course played fairly easy but the greens separate the men from the boys. Those suckers are fast and the breaks are difficult to read: at least for someone playing this for the first time. I will play this again because I think you need to play this one to be able to have a game plan. Sorry about the conditions but I know they will improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great customer service (playing conditions just ok)

The course staff did a good job of making the experience pleasant however the course was't in very good shape in quite a few spots the greens had gone bare.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

best deal ever

I found this on golf now "hot deals" I would take this deal every time I see it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I was so disappointed in the condition of the La Costa Legends Course. The greens were patchy and rough. The fairways were also in poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

The course was in excellent condition. Pace of play was also excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waste of Time!

What a waste of my vacation time. Course is in terrible shape and really sad to see a place with this history deteriorate to this point. Fairways are a mess, some bunkers have little sand and the whole place just looks shabby. I also don't expect astroturf on the practice tees in California. Just get it over with and plow it under and build more houses! NOT a fan!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pros Played Here

Haven't played this course in a while because it's expensive. But we got a 'Hot Deal' for $50. If it was $50 every time, it would be my home course.
Saying that, if it was my home course, my handicap would go up about 20 points. Very hard course, has to be to host Tiger Woods and the rest of the PGA for years.
Green were terrifyingly fast and undulating. Bunkers were deep, fairways were true and rough was ... well, rough. Weather finally broke and it was cold in the morning. Only part I hate is the mats on the driving range giving you a false hope. Can't hit a bad shot on a mat. Sure can when you get out on real grass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

had a fine time

Good round. Felt course conditions could have been a bit better for the cost. Carts were adequate.

Tee boxes good.
fairways dry.
Greens average.
Pace of play slow that day...reported tournament slowed things down, but group in front seemed slow.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

La Costa Champions course

Hadn't played here for over 30 years, and will not be coming back. The golf course is in poor shape, including the greens. Not scenic at all...kind of ugly. For the money, there are many area courses in great shape, with some beautiful surroundings...Maderas, the Crossings, arrowwood, and others. Very dissappointed with La Costa.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Worth The Drive North of San Diego

LaCosta has many fine attributes. Employees are very friendly, fast greens, bunkers well raked, GPS to the pin and tee boxes in good shape.

On almost every green, the fringes have been re-sodded. The bunkers are very deep and if you want to score here, you must try to avoid them. When we arrived , it dropped 13 degrees from San Diego. Very chilly and foggy. Since the course is near sea level, you need to take more club.

My only concerns were the fairways were a bit dry and they had many ground under repair areas. The course is not very pleasing to the eye as areas between the holes are very dry and brown. You should valet you car because the parking lot is a ways from the clubhouse. It got very congested at the bag drop (circle drive).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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