Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course

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3.9
225
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
75.1%
Recommend this course
164 out of 225 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
18
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
43
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7172 yards
Slope 140
Rating 75.1
Located north of San Diego in Carlsbad, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a legendary golf and wellness getaway in southern California. The resort, which opened in the 1950s, has hosted 37 elite PGA Tour events. The Champions Course features a serene setting that meanders through peaceful wetlands over landscaped bridges and rolling hills. The course underwent a significant renovation in 2011 by Steve Pate, Damian Pascuzzo and Jeff Brauer, which included four brand new holes and improved irrigation and soil for improved course conditions year-round.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 72 7172 yards 75.1 140
Championship 72 6747 yards 73.0 135
Combo 72 6481 yards 72.0 132
Members 72 6299 yards 71.0 129
Resort 72 5881 yards 68.9 123
Resort (W) 73 5881 yards 75.5 140
Forward (W) 73 5396 yards 72.3 135
Express 72 4356 yards 61.7 104
Express (W) 73 4356 yards 65.7 122
Scorecard for Championship
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Professional M: 75.1/140 W: 82.7/155 370 577 183 379 418 538 465 200 415 3545 556 367 244 392 493 340 170 471 594 3627 7172
Championship M: 73.0/135 W: 80.3/151 359 518 175 368 377 519 450 189 401 3356 541 353 223 378 472 317 160 381 566 3391 6747
Combo M: 72.0/132 359 518 155 368 377 492 428 160 401 3258 541 353 208 352 400 290 160 381 538 3223 6481
Member M: 71.0/129 W: 77.8/146 339 502 155 348 360 492 428 160 378 3162 525 323 208 352 400 290 144 357 538 3137 6299
Resort M: 68.9/123 W: 75.5/140 307 486 131 301 360 480 410 137 359 2971 507 307 184 329 361 274 123 330 495 2910 5881
Forward M: 66.3/116 W: 72.3/135 286 466 112 279 341 466 410 114 311 2785 483 292 158 286 333 236 113 289 421 2611 5396
Family M: 61.7/104 W: 65.7/122 243 394 66 213 270 392 321 86 267 2252 428 229 88 243 257 172 51 236 400 2104 4356
Handicap 13 11 15 9 7 1 5 17 3 10 4 16 6 8 18 14 12 2
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 15 11 3 1 17 13 7 2 10 14 8 6 18 12 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee Dick Wilson (1965) Damian Pascuzzo (2011) Steve Pate (2011) Jeff Brauer (2011)

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
Walking Allowed Yes

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

Reviews

3.9
225

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Patio Dining 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 42
Water Hazards 35
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 25
Entertaining Clients 22
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 47
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 17

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2.0
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Over rated golf course

Greens were great but other than that this course was a disappointment

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course

The course was a bit wet from recent rains but was in pretty good condition overall. The greens were good - but many people don't fix ball marks. Staff was friendly and efficient. I would play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Sanded Greens

Overall a great day, esp for a $60 hot deal..

Only issue was alittle sand/ yellowish pebbles on the greens. Maybe in prep for the rain that’s expected. Didn’t affect your line at all. They stayed true but deff slowed the ball down a lot while putting and chipping onto them.

Fairways, tee boxes, rough,and sand all in great shape. Not sure what was up w the sandy greens but for a hot deal it was well worth the $.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice place

Beautiful course. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would recommend and would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expected more from a resort course

While I got a good deal to play here, I was frustrated by the course conditions. I expected the fairways to be lush and thick. But the grass was so short it was like hitting off a range mat. I had a lot of trouble getting my clubs under the ball, especially when chipping. I had better luck hitting out of the rough. The sand traps were plentiful and huge, so I ended up in a lot of them. Sand was not light snd fluffy. All in all, I would not return. Too many other good courses in San Diego.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

champions course in wet conditions

The course played ok given the conditions; very wet and cart path only. We were a foursome of 2 couples and had to put our bags on the carts, not good for a place charging $135 pp. They also pretty much ran out of food at the half way house and we were a 10:30 tee time. Very POOR planning. Other than that all was fine given the area just had 5 days of rain.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Great course, played the legends, staff very friendly, another month and the course will be perfect, had fun and will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Legends courses

Got a hot deal, well worth the money. i wouldn’t pay more than 75$ to play here.

Tee boxes are 7 out of 10, fairways are 7-10, rough is growing back nicely from the overseed.

Greens are 6.5-10, Lots of pitch marks and tons of birds all over the course. Could be worse though.. They’re hard but not fast prob a 9 on the meter. Pace was amazing. Finished in about 4 hours. Lay out is good and always a fun place to play esp for a hot deal time .

Giving it a 7.8 out of 10 for the legends course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course Condition

Course was in terrible condition. Wouldn’t t play it again. At least not at this time of year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Par 3s say come get me (if you can)!

Wonderful par 3s that vary in length, green size, elevation, contour and especially not the same distance on every one. Overall great layout with good variety of hole directions and distances. Make sure to hit the putting green before tackling these greens. Speed and little undulations in them can make you scratch your head. Course has some rough spots here and there but not enough to make you regret playing here or keeping you from coming back. Recommend playing from fairway versus the bunkers. Bunkers have high lips.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens in rough shape

Good value at $60/ round with golf now hot shot rate. Wouldn’t that $125 rack rate. Course average difficulty. Some fairways narrow but overall good layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

what a treat

Treated my self to a nice course while on vacation in San Diego. Good price on Golf Now. Went off at 8:55 by my self. Finished in 2hr 45 min and waited on the last 3 holes. Love Speed golf. The greens rolled very true with good speed. Several ball marks on the greens from lazy golfers not fixing there marks. Hardly any distinction between the fair ways and the rough which was a real treat. Can't say enough about the course and it's conditions. Teed it forward, that definitely helped. Looking forward to our next visit to SD so I can take the wife there. Great morning of golf thanks La Costa.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

columbus day

1:52 tee time, pretty crowded, greens rolling fast and true, good company, less than 4 hours! IMO a good bang for the buck. Thanks GolfNow.

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

At long last

While I have played Torrey Pines and Aviara, I had never played La Costa until now. Mostly because it had fallen into disrepair for so long. Those days are obviously gone, and I enjoyed the course I played (Legends) immensely (Granted, I got a nice discount rate through GolfNow). Pace of play: 4.5 hours. And I really liked the amenities and service of the place. Very scenic, fairly flat, and fun layout and greens, with fairways and putting surfaces in good shape (slightly slower than they looked). Bonus: They offer both GolfBoard and a scooter in addition to standard carts. I chose the GolfBoard, and it just added to the fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pricey for the course but still scenic and beautiful

Its san diego, expect it to be pricey especially at a resort

They did a good job taking care of me at the valet drop off (thats the closest way to get to the course - and they will take your bag and bring it to the course)

Course was fun and the greens were slow and fast (it was easy to tell by the green condition whether it was fast or slow)

WArning - Drivers are not allowed on the practice range

When I finished however i had to walk pretty far with my bag to get to my car - apparently they will get your car only if you push for it but the day was extremely hot and they were hesitant to get my car. Since the employees looked older and were dremched in sweat I decided I should be kind enough to walk back myself - made the 2 block long walk with my gear in 90F weather. Rough walk

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Avg SoCal course.

Worth $50, not $150. Tipping out the yen-yang. Ridiculously tall rough. Greens are not as good as most in the area. Course bathrooms were not clean. Course is average.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Champions course

Course is in good shape

Greens are firm but a little slow

Bunkers are okay, few with minimal sand( fine for fairway bunkers)

Got a hot deal well worth the money.

Staff is great as well as practice facilities.

Would recommend it to anyone in the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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