La Costa Resort & Spa is a Resort, 36 hole golf course facility located in Carlsbad, California. The facility has two championship golf courses. They are The La Costa Champions Golf Course (North) and The La Costa Legends Golf Course (South).
Both courses are similar in design. The fairways are generous, but scattered with trees. The elevated greens putt true and are well bunkered (79 bunkers North Course / 84 bunkers South Course). Both courses have water hazards coming into play (9 water hazards North Course / 12 water hazards South Course). The terrain is flat and easy to walk; however, you must be accompanied by a caddie if you choose to walk.
The La Costa Golf Course first opened for play in 1964. The course was designed by Dick Wilson. Nine new holes were added in 1973 bringing the total to 27 holes. In 1989 a fourth nine was completed. Both the 1973 and 1989 nine hole additions were designed by Joe lee. The front nine on both The La Costa North Golf Course and The La Costa North Golf Course and The La Costa South Golf Course were from the original 1964 course Dick Wilson designed course. The back nine on The South Course is the Joe Lee 1973 nine hole addition. The back nine on The North Course is the Joe Lee 1989 nine hole addition.
The Tournament of Champions Course includes the best holes from each of the two courses.
The La Costa Legends Golf Course _______________
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7077 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5612 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 587 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 166 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 467 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 11, a 210 yard par-3.
$71 (cart included), played on Monday, March 2014 at 8am
The recently redone and reopened Legends Course is beautiful in its ambience and well done in its layout. Many holes are challenging. The greens were generally fast and hard and difficult to stick but manageable. The staff were hospitable and most helpful and professional.
Member (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2012 at 2pm
I'm a member so clearly I've made a choice to play here, but both courses here are good tests of golf, which I think is the most important way to rate a course.
$66 (cart included), played on Monday, August 2009 at 6am
I guess tv is deceptive. The fairway were in really bad shape. Now thay are running a special for a $100.00 weekday rate. I've played cheaper courses that were in much better condition. Not worth the hipe!
$151 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2008 at 2pm
Beautiful course, very slow paced because it was crowded
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