I had a great time playing the the GK Plays event at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Legends course. La Costa has 2 18 hold courses I had never played the legends only the champions course.
It was a great round thanks for the course's ability to drain from all the recent rains. We started out with Cart Path only on the even holes but that was lifted about 1/3 to 1/2 way through the round.
The course has a lot of holes where you decide either hit over either a small river or a bunker or lay up in front of the bunker/river. There is GPS in the cart to let you know where the hazards are and how far you need to hit it to avoid them. I think I need a few more rounds here to really dial in where I want to go for it and where I want to lay up.
The fairways were kinda soggy and did not provide alot of roll out. The ruff was felling itself after the recent rains and was a challenge to find balls and hit out of.
The greens were pretty smooth but they were rejecting every thing into them hit with a 9 iron or higher the ball about be about 5-7 yards past the divot on an 8 iron which I am more used to a 2-3 yard stop. The sand was really great here. I was in a few bunkers and each time the sand was nice, fluffy and workable.
The overall resort at La Costa is an amazing thing with a kids care place and a spa for the wife (they can take care of your whole family for a price while you golf). When I go on vacations I am looking for a resort like La Costa. A place that can entertain everyone on the property while I am playing golf.» Close