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4.0
350 Reviews (350)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
77.1%
Recommend this course
260 out of 350 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
76.8%
Recommend this course
76 out of 99 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

4.0
350 Reviews (350)

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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Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Champions

How can you not book La Costa for $50? Only comes around once in a great while. Rain last night, but was beautiful all day. Hard course no matter what weather. Pros played here for years. Tiger won three times. As fast as the greens were, can't imagine putting on them when the tour came through. Had a great time, used valet and didn't worry. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course to play!

I guess people are used to playing like Augusta or something, so many bad reviews I saw before playing this course for the first time. For being a 6 handicapper I really enjoyed it here at the Legands Course.

Pros: super friendly staff, they people just outside the pro shop are really helpful. I’m not one for riding carts but they have new super comfortable carts with gps, and a cooler (they give you ice in it). Also they hand you free range balls! I don’t like hitting from mats but hey free is free. The greens roll really nice and most of the fairways are in good shape too.

Cons: I would see why people nag of course conditions a bit but it’s really not that bad at all, yes some tee boxes aren’t the best and some dry patches here or there but let’s get real, golf is for fun if you nit pick every detail it’s usually because your having one of those days and want to find something to blame. Lastly, pace of play was a bit slow toward the end of our round (went from +2 after 11 to +6 the next 4 holes) but hey it gets slow sometimes any public course you play.

Overall: I would definitely come back here again. I paid 75$ to play and for everything you get I would say that’s about right. People get tunnel vision I think when they play because they remember that one time they played like TPC blank or Pebble Beach.... this is not one of those courses but if you looking for a fun unique course layout I would recommend this place.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Legends course

Course is in terrible condition overall. This is on par with a bad municiple public course. Fair price to play would probably be about $40 Some t boxes are as much dirt as grass, if you are off the fairway there's not much rough, just a weed field. Greens are in good shape. Overall very disappointed. Definitely not worth the money

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Championship quality course

Outstanding layout, carts, gps, and staff. If you can find a Golfnow deal for $50-$75 JUMP ON IT! This course is very difficult, but worth it if you are a single digit like me. Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Paradise

What can you say , perfect weather the course is in pretty good shape what more can you ask for !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was a little rough on the edges of the fairways/rough. Cause: Off-season
The greens were awesome and were rolled before we played.
The bunkers were some of the best I played as well.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Deal

Got an amazing hot deal rate for $45 at 12:46pm. Course was in good shape, winter grass still dormant(brown) as it should be so rough was matted down. Greens were perfect pace and not too quick because of rain the previous day. Round took about 4.5 hours and finished in plenty of time with daylight. Enjoyable afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
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
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad conditions

All the fairways are not good conditions the greens are slow
We are not happy
The staff is good

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

For two of us it was the first time at la costa. The remaining two players had played in the past. We had high expectations of a beautiful resort with manicured trimmed and colorful planters. Well this wasn't it. Its average at best. Everyone mentioned we can cross this one off our list. Maybe someone in charge of the grounds should look at Desert Springs Marriott.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Resirt Style Course with Great Service

I played the resort course which is a tight layout without rough, great fast rolling greens, tight fairways, nice tee areas, good bunkers. The service is excellent from the pro shop, parking attendants, cart attendants and on course staff. If you want to be treated well play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific.

Fabulous day.
Pace of play was great. Course was in pretty decent shape for this time of year. Staff was extremely helpful. We played the Champions course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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