View from no.18 on Champions Course at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
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3.8
456 Reviews (456)
5 Stars
153
4 Stars
162
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
71.9%
Recommend this course
332 out of 456 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.0%
Recommend this course
64 out of 82 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
88 out of 132 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
456 Reviews (456)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
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2.0
Previously Played

Over rated

Have to give front desk good review as we booked through Golfnow, but selected wrong date. They accommodated us as they had a twosome teeing off in 5 minutes. Otherwise, service was non- existent with exception of a beverage cart. Course was what you would expect for a $30 course. Greens and tee boxes were in good shape but everything in between was bone dry. Visiting from Chicago and expected more from a supposedly renowned facility. Totally disappointing outing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Overpriced

Comparing this course to other local courses, at 81.00 it is overpriced.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great San Diego option

I was a little hesitant to play this course but quite pleasantly surprised. The course is a great challenge and beautiful views. The staff is very responsive and helpful even in the time of Covid. The bar cart was available and running. I will go back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great mid-week round at champions course.

Golf now had a great deal for $77 for the champions course. Hopped on it right away. Range was wide open 30 mins before our 1146 tee time. Was paired up with father and son group. Great pace, 4 hrs, but twosome behind us kept pressure on us. Conditions were great throughout with slight breeze and afternoon marine layer rolling in. Only downside was the walk to/from the parking lot to the pro shop with our bags (didn't see the shuttle).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Go elsewhere

We went here today as it was the only course open for morning times when i booked last night . My fault. However the course condition was absolutely horrible. Fairways dry and and hard as a rock. For $250 for 2 people they should be able to afford to water the course . Greens were terrible as well. Just awful for the $$$. Not going back ever.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Legends Course

This was our first time playing the Legends Course as we previously played the Champions Course once. The course was in good conditions and the pace was good. We got pushed back and hour for start time due to frost but besides that we had a good round. Greens were rolling true and the bunkers were not clay dirt, which is nice compared to many of the courses around the area. We got a hot deal for $77 so the value for the round was OUTSTANDING!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Time of year

the course was challenging during this time if year greens not in good shape but beautiful course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but will not be back

Very nice resort , some great options for using cool scooters on the course with your golf bag etc and first class amenities. The layout is great for a resort course and the pace of play is 50/50 with a group waving us through and then we flew through the rest of the course so it’s a flip of the coin. Biggest drawback is the course is dead , grass is terrible and does not warrant the drive or the $115 tee fee, greens are little rough but manageable. It’s very nice to have the driving range included as well, in many aspects it would be great but it’s like playing a dead desert course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff and others were very friendly and helpful. Course was in good shape and greens fast. Frost delay increased the wait times between holes. Pace of play was poor, at best. I'm sure the holiday weekend added to it as well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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