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3.8
521 Reviews (521)
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
185
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
73.6%
Recommend this course
383 out of 521 reviews
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3.8
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 83 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.8%
Recommend this course
122 out of 170 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
521 Reviews (521)

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 2
Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pick your side wisely

There’s such a difference between the two course, that if you choose wisely, you’ll play a SD gem,. Yet, if you choose poorly, you’ll wish you were a goat so you could have at least eaten with the price of admission... Good luck

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing but as always not informed about greens!

Entire course was in great shape, sadly the greens were not just sanded, they had very large pebbles on them. Nobody informed us of the sanding on the greens, and we were highly disappointed. We wouldn’t of went as played there at all whatsoever in those conditions. Irritated with management for no update on course conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing here after years of saying I would.

Well finally played the Legends course at La Costa. It was in excellent condition like you would expect. The greens were quick and the holes seemed small, tough to make puts. Play it if you get a chance, I will be back with other players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

course was not in that great f shape and there is no sand in any of the bunkers!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Fast Round (Rode Scooters & GolfBoards!)

A birthday round - first tee time - played under 4 1/2 hours in a 3some and we let a group through (another 3some) on the turn! Greens were quick but true, fairways more than fair, not too punishing rough - fun layout with very beautiful scenery (lakes, creeks, old big trees). Many holes run next to or in between housing, never was an issue. Enjoyable round with a great practice area (range, greens, etc.) Bar and restaurant looking over pool and course after the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff Excellent

Staff extremely helpful. Tee boxes are wide & even. Fairways in good shape. Greens not consistent, some are slow, some are fast. Otherwise, our 4-some had a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Somewhat tired like the surroundings

Southern California suffers from a lack of quality golf courses for the amount of people who live there. Which is why you go to a place like La Costa in order to play a nice track when you can't get on Torrey Pines. Overall I thought it was a mediocre experience. Not bad, mind you, but nothing outstanding. The course is in fine shape, albeit the greens are recovering from a punching, but there's nothing really outstanding about the place. The routing is adequate but, like the surrounding villas and apartments which are showing their age, the course struck me as dated and in need of something to make it greater than the generally flat track with numerous hazards which are more distractions for the eyes as they rarely come into play for most golfers under a 13 handicap. GPS on the cart failed and it had to be replaced at the turn. Otherwise the staff was good, the starter was a pleasure, and the pace of play, despite the group of hackers in front of us, turned out to be adequate as we finished what should have been a 3.5 hour round in 4 hours. Again, the choices in this area are limited but for $145 this was, unfortunately, an average round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Omni Resort Golf Course

Outstanding fairways and greens. Overall the course was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth Every Penny!

One of the best courses I have ever played. My only complaint is the bunkers need better sand. They were basically hard, muddy dirt. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a Great Time

Played "Champions" course before but this was the first time on this side. Wow! I was challenged.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sand traps

The condition of the sand traps was terrible, they were hard and wet, you could not play a conventional sand shot where you could blast out you had to try and pick the ball out. Overall the course was a good layout and test.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course is in good shape

Played Legends course. The fairway and green is in good shape. The pace is excellent for weekend round. Will come back to play champion course next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early start meant a 3.5 hour round for our foursome.

Staff was friendly and helpful.
Fairways were lush with a few thin spots here and there.
Greens were firm and fast but also thin in spots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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