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3.8
568 Reviews (568)
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
101
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
74.1%
Recommend this course
420 out of 568 reviews
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4.1
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
60 out of 72 reviews
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3.8
154 Reviews (154)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
76.6%
Recommend this course
118 out of 154 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
568 Reviews (568)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Patio Dining 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 44
Water Hazards 37
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Entertaining Clients 24
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 49
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 17

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

La Costa Legends

Staff was very friendly & helpful. The greens were pretty bumpy & sand traps were too compacted. Tee boxes and fairways were okay, but not great. Very pretty course but the recent aeration affected the quality of play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Legends, and Champions, are fun courses to play! Recommend them both.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Better Layout of the Two

Champions is the preferred course layout over Legends, IMO. Fairways were great, the greens were rolling pretty smooth. You don't feel the repetitiveness of the Legends holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Champions Course at Omni

The greens were in bad shape. They look like they were punched recently. They need a few weeks to recover. Faculty and staff were great.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

So much potential

This course could be great, but it's just not. Terrible greens and tee boxes look like sand traps. I really wanted to like it, but it needs a lot of attention.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/23/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

CARLSBAD LEGEND

This was my second round at Omni Legends in 2021 and each presented a different experience. In my first attempt, I was paired with another friendly single who was also playing for the first time. We played the combo tees and enjoyed our morning round without too much trouble or too many highlights. For this September round, I booked a full foursome of friends and we had a great day at Omni. My round got off to a brutal triple-triple start but settled down from there. The course starts with a variety of par 4s and tests your approach game right from the start. All of the par 5s are uniquely scoreable and the finisher on each 9 helps add some excitement to the round if there is any money on the line. Omni Legends may be my favorite course in the Carlsbad area; much more fair and straightforward than Crossings or Encinitas Ranch. Legends will reward you if you are striking the ball well, but will penalize you if you are struggling to keep it straight off the tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
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

must play courses

if you have the chance to play either of these courses you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Condition

We played the Champions course on Tuesday and the course conditions were fantastic. The only area that was below standard was the bunkers. While raked, they were still rock hard under a thin veneer of sand) and nearly impossible to escape cleanly.

I highly recommend the course at this time. (Just stay out of the bunkers!)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs some Attention

Course layout is nice. But the condition of the course is poor. It looks under watered. The fairways and rough are very patchy, The greens are inconsistent - one is fast, the next slow, and also, they are very rough, with lots of sandy spots, etc. they just looked in really poor condition. I won’t be back here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course!

Played this course several times and always like the layout and practice facility offered. The course overall is in good shape. The bunkers can be better. Can't wait to see the outcome of the renovation planned for later this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Legends

Poor fairway, rough and tee box conditions. Greens slow and also in poor condition .

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/24/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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