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3.7
632 Reviews (632)
5 Stars
208
4 Stars
212
3 Stars
117
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
36
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
68.5%
Recommend this course
453 out of 632 reviews
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3.0
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.7
Value
2.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
44.4%
Recommend this course
20 out of 45 reviews
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3.6
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
64.7%
Recommend this course
77 out of 119 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

3.7
632 Reviews (632)

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 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are destroyed!

We played on May 22 at a price of over $200 only to find out that they had punched all of the greens and you could only drive on the fairways on odd number holes. Despite the course being in such horrible condition, they still want the price they are charging! Pathetic. Golfers be warned. We played at Encinitas Ranch down the road for half the cost and it’s 100% a better course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/23/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched greens

Paid 100.00+ ea for 2 at 2:40 no mention that the greens were punched (macro). Not very happy :(

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/26/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop at 760-931-7595 for further resolution in this matter. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Greens punched and sanded and no warning on the tee time

Wanted to play somewhere nice for a buddies birthday and had never played either course in property! We were assigned to the Legends course which had recently aerated the greens! When we booked the tee time there was no mention of any recent maintenance work or else we would have played at a different course and saved my first time here when the course is 100%. I would not recommend playing this course until the greens have healed 100% but as of 5/18/22 that could be a while!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/24/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please reach out to our staff in the pro shop at (760) 438-9111 for further resolution in this matter. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track, a bit steep for price but great day!

Great course layout, greens were a bit off since being punched a month or so ago, but they still rolled true. Steep price, we got the hot deal but it's cool knowing the champions course has hosted multiple PGA events. Challenging and tricky pin locations on a few, in the end great day spent at Omni!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/20/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course thanks you!

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Big Price. Dirt Bunkers. Slow.

For the amount of money charged, you would expect bunker sand to be top notch. Not at La Costa, where it differs for each bunker, from a little sand to hard as a rock to dirty and wet. And no marshalls, so pace of play was 5 hours.

Pay a little more and get a great experience at nearby Aviara.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/20/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We also apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/16/2022

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Omni Championship course.

excellant all around. went on mothers day. not sure if always this good. Very light crowd and those in front and behind were very respectful to pace of play. course (championship) was the most beautiful fairways I've ever seen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to play

My first time playing here and the off course amenities were fabulous. Valet parking when you arrive, clubs taken down and put on cart. Pro shop was fantastic with quick check in. Driving range was ok if you like hitting off mats. Practice green was a bit rough as were the greens. I expected better green conditions but the course layout and shape was great. Played in the afternoon and saved $90 and glad I did. $215 was a bit too much given the course conditions. Overall, I’d play again because of its history.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/29/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 4 stars. As the weather warms up, the grass will green-up and begin to grow again. We are looking forward to conditions improving as temperatures increase. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gave it another chance

Played the legends course and this place is so pathetic! Greens slow and in horrible condition, this one tome gem is an absolute dog track. I paid $108 and I wouldn't pay $50 to play here. How sad, I remember when it was a treat to play here. I will never play this place again until it changes. I hope it does because it holds a special place in my heart. But for now if you think your playing the once Legendary La Costa your in for a major disappointment. So sad, go play Oceanside Muni, it's in way better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/26/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 27
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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

Tough course - terrible condition

Extremely disappointed in the course condition. Not only did they aerate the greens so they were full of sand, the grass was dead or brown in lot of areas. Super disappointed with the green conditions and believe the fact they were just aerated should have been disclosed when booking the tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/19/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional comments or concerns. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So sad

I've been playing here since the late 80's and this place unfortunately is like playing on a municipal golf course. Fairways are horrible, bunkers are horrible and the greens punched and not punched are horrible. What a shame, this once premier golf course reduced to a dog track.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/08/2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions.

We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst value ever

This is a $40 track right now it’s shocking to me they get away with charging $235 for a round there. It’s run down practice facility is crap. I’ve played all over the country and this was hands down the worst place I have ever played that cost a lot. Crazy.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/28/2022

Thank you for playing with us and for sharing your feedback. The cooler winter temperatures cause our turfgrass to go dormant and off-color. As the weather warms up, the grass will green-up and begin to grow again. We are looking forward to conditions improving as temperatures increase and we hope to see you back at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/28/2022

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 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

I saw the price and assumed what I was getting was a 5 star top of the line course. What I got was anything but. Only thing nice was the staff and golf Cary which had super plush seats. The range was in bad shape. Heading over to the first tee you have to watch out for balls coming from the range because rhe netting is completely torn. The greens were absolutely disgusting!!! Some of the worst I have played for any amount of money. I assume they charge this much because they know your staying at the resort and got you handcuffed but please avoid this course at all costs. You will be happy you went somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/27/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

If you are thinking about playing this course, don’t. Save your money this course is in laughable condition. For $145 dollars it’s almost theft. The tee boxes are abysmal and the greens are even worse.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/23/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. The cooler winter temperatures cause our turfgrass to go dormant and off-color. As the weather warms up, the grass will green-up and begin to grow again. We are looking forward to conditions improving as temperatures increase. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Champions Course.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser

This should be a $50 Muni course

Why on earth this is a $200 round is beyond me. It is in TERRIBLE shape. They need to put in about 3-5 million dollars into the course, if they want to charge anything more then muni rates. It was BAD

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/21/2022

Thank you for playing with us and for sharing your feedback. The cooler winter temperatures cause our turfgrass to go dormant and off-color. As the weather warms up, the grass will green-up and begin to grow again. We are looking forward to conditions improving as temperatures increase.

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