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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 15th
Players must cross this bridge to reach the 15th green on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Flowers are a constant theme throughout the grounds at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 4th
The fourth hole on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa plays 366 yards to an elevated green. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends GC
Houses on hillsides surround the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 9th
Water keeps most golfers from trying to reach the par-5 ninth green in two on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 13th
A strong drive sets up this look at the 13th green on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 14th
It takes a high soft shot to hold the 14th green on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Omni La Costa Resort - Legends golf course - 15h
The 15th green on the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa sits tucked behind trees and over a creek. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor

The Legends golf course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in SoCal gets a makeover

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Architects Steve Pate and Damian Pascuzzo renovated the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in 2013 to make it easier and more interesting for all.

The former South Course won't play that way until the greens mature enough to accept shots. The makeover mostly upgraded a tired original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design. The project redesigned and expanded 18 new bentgrass greens, rebuilt all the bunkers (including the removal of others) and reshaped tees, adding a fifth set.

The new paspalum-grass fairways were widened in places, especially the difficult par-4 15th hole. Some other nice holes dot the routing, although the houses on the surrounding hillsides tend to intrude on its natural ambience. Tough shots over or around water hazards and wetlands are the continuous theme from the first green onward.

The Legends will never star at La Costa. It's intriguing enough, though, to serve as a nice change of pace from the Champions Course.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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