The golf courses at Omni La Costa, Southern California's only Gold Medal Golf Resort, are amongst the most storied in California, boasting a rich tournament history and a cadre of prominent guests, ranging from the best professional golfers in the world, to prominent politicians, Hollywood celebrities and legendary sports heroes. La Costa's tee sheets read like a who's who: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and more. Almost 50 years after their inception, our two courses now offer the modern player new challenges while reintroducing this championship-caliber golf destination to world-class standards.
First, the Champions Course, Dick Wilson's only Californian design and the home of the 2012 LPGA Kia Classic, has been completely restored and dressed with all-new bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways and strategically placed bunkers.
Omni's South Course has undergone a complete renovation, and is ready to reopen as the "Legends Coruse," with resort guest play available starting November 17. Under the direction of the Champions Course architects, Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Design, the renovation project will affect all 18 holes while maintaining the classic Dick Wilson-Joe Lee design. The multifaceted makeover includes a complete reconstruction and redesign of all 18 greens, as well as a thorough resurfacing of tee complexes, all-new bunkering and the planting of paspalum turfgrass in the fairways.
Once complete, the Legends Course will be more spacious than the Champions Course, with a more open look, while providing a complementary set of strategic challenges and a variety of visual encounters.
These improvements take golf at Omni La Costa to an unprecedented level of excellence while doing honor to our past as Southern California's premier golf resort.