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3.8
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
138
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
72.3%
Recommend this course
276 out of 383 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
55.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 49 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
68.0%
Recommend this course
85 out of 125 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7151 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.
Formerly known as Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - North Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
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
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Cafe

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

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

Reviews

3.8
383 Reviews (383)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid place to play

Overall a solid course. It’s long and forgiving just enough. Balls at the range come with the course, and nav on the carts is always a plus. The grass was well maintained and consistent greens. I’ve been before and definitely plan on coming back after Covid. Having such minimized services was disappointing at this time. Many courses, that charge less, have food and drink services, along with restaurants open for after play cocktails and food.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great time Fun course!!

Great friendly staff today
He said both courses are 18holes normal condition.
I played championship course today.
Lots of bunkers
Difficult
Fun
Next time i want to play legend course. It also look great condition

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Classic champions course

La Costa is doing a great job with the maintenance of the course. Tee to green, I don’t recall seeing it in better condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Yes needs some work but still great. .

There doing the best they can get this course back to the level it was. I still think it’s better than 99% courses in its current condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Championship Course

Had a nice day playing, the course is in fairly good condition. Love the fairways and rough on most of the course. There are a few holes that have seen better days, but for the most part, I thought it was good value for the course. Biggest complaint is the greens. I must of hit 5 greens with great approach shots, to only see the ball bounce its way off the back of the green. Maybe I'm just not use to playing hard greens like these, but it would be my biggest complaint

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day on a Great Course

Everything came together for me on this course. The greens were exceptional. The fairways are beautiful and not tight. Course was well laid out. Staff was extremely nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is good conditions.

I played only 9 holes. Returning cart is not easy. My cart can't move forward hole. I drove reverse direction.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Waste of money

They are repairing many holes. Only 9 holes are available. This should be disclosed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don’t play it

I only played the front which started on number two And he didn’t even play the holes correctly it was all jacked up GPS didn’t even know where to go what to give you for yardage tee off in the middle of the fairway is Complete joke don’t play it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Same 9 twice

The current configuration, where you play the same 9 holes twice is alright, but not like playing the full course. The people were great and the course was in good shape. I just wish I could have seen all of it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 holes twice!

Was pretty disappointed to get there just to find out that I could not play a full 9 holes. The cost of the hot deal was not enough to make up for the fact that we had to play the same 9 holes twice. The holes we played were in good condition, I just wish I could have played it in full or been given a more comparable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Not Legendary

We thought we were going to play La Costa. We played an abbreviated nine hole course twice. The course is in nice shape, but it was not what we thought we had signed up for. A disappointment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf Boards

Had a great time playing The Legends Course at La Costa using the golf boards.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Layout was no good

Legends course apparently had bridges wash out about 3 months ago. We were relegated to only play holes 2,3,4,5,7,12,16.17, + 9 which was confounding. We saw no progress toward fixing anything. Disappointing for the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is not fully open.

The Legends course is a mess. You play the same holes twice and in no order. There are various holes they have assigned and although well marked, it is a weird way to play golf. Plus the whole play the same 9 holes to combine for 18. Although it was my fault for not reading the fine print on that until the day we played. Here's the thing... this system would have been fine at a cost of 60.00 or so. Not 135.00. The staff though was very, very friendly and very nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closed down half the course, charged full price

I’m livid that I paid a premium for a golf round just to show up and find the course in the worst shape in all of San Diego.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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