1. Broomy Posted: 11/29/16 9:01p Member Since: May 12, 2004 From: Oceanside
I played 36 today with a buddy on a two-for-one, with a replay. I think it was $105 each. They have two courses here that rotate between the public and members, and today the public played the Champ... Continue »
I played 36 today with a buddy on a two-for-one, with a replay. I think it was $105 each. They have two courses here that rotate between the public and members, and today the public played the Champions course. My buddy played a similar deal with his wife last week, and he said the Legends course is a much nicer course. We played the combo tees with a slope of 132 and had all we could handle. It's been a long time since I've hit so many hybrid second shots, so I didn't get many GIR.
La Costa markets itself as an upscale resort course. Condition-wise, I don't think it measures up to other course in the area that I've played recently in its price range: Monarch Beach and Maderas. Tee boxes were generally good, fairways were OK, but there were spots where it was a little worn, dirt showed, and a few places of standing water . The greens were in great shape, very fast, and rolled true. Most of the bunkers I was in--and I was in a lot of them--had nice fluffy sand that was easy to hit out of. The rough for the most part was fine, but there were some areas where it could use some attention. All in all, not bad, but for the prices charged, well, it was only OK.
I don't usually play in the morning so I don't have to deal with maintenance. But the leaf blowers are really loud, and it takes some of the luster off the tranquility. And I don't quite understand why they need to cut the grass when you have to struggle to grab a blade or two to check the wind. It seems that they'd have been better off tending to other areas of the course than mowing grass that was already short.
Service was top notch. You no longer have to park a long way away and hoof it--self park is only a few hundred yards away. After the round the cart guy drove me and my clubs out to the car, which was appreciated after two rounds. The snack cart came around regularly, as did the marshal, although he wasn't needed as it wasn't crowded and POP was fine. The Italian sausage at the turn was very good--some of the best food I've ever had out on the course. All in all, it was a good day, and with the coupon fairly priced, but I wouldn't play at the rack rate.
2. mattuop Posted: 07/10/16 2:49p Member Since: Apr 12, 2009 From: San Diego, CA
Really impressed by the course. It's a hike from the self parking lot to the clubhouse, so either drop off the bags or use the valet if you aren't prepared to carry them for a while. Staff was all ver... Continue »
Really impressed by the course. It's a hike from the self parking lot to the clubhouse, so either drop off the bags or use the valet if you aren't prepared to carry them for a while. Staff was all very friendly and easy to deal with. Warm up facilities were nice. Range is on the short side, but it's long enough since the netting will catch your drives (215 yards or so?). Starter let us get out a little early. Fairways were the highlight of the course. Like hitting off a carpet or mat. Bunkers are very strategically placed and can make you question which club to hit of the tee. I was in a goof amount of them and all but one were great. Greens were also very good. Lots of ball marks on them though. I fixed about 4 per hole and there were still a lot more out there. Disappointing to see at such a great course not being treated well by the golfers.
Nothing bad to say about the course. It wasn't perfect, but no course I play ever is. I booked a discounted tee time, but I think it's worth it at full price too. Pace was under 3 hours (twosome teeing off at 3:30 on a Saturday).
Short drive in cart through a tunnel to the up hill par 4 dogleg left. Finding the fairway is very important on this hole. Green is very tuff, slopes hard back to front. Bunkers protect cutting the corner to the left, uphill hole so only long hitters should try this. Wide fairway hit it . Keep your 2nd shot under the hole trust me.
Up hill par 3 under 200 yards. Green is shallow in middle with lots of room to right and left, bunkers gaurd short get used to them. Hitting the green is just the beginning, 2 put and you will have earned a par on this hole.