La Costa Resort

“Enough said” is saying the least when talking about the La Costa Resort. Adjectives would only prove insufficient. Its many achievements alone would be more than enough to tell the tales of its being accomplished, having been one of the best golf vacation destinations in the San Diego area for the past three decades.

To start with, the La Costa Resort is the home of the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championships for several years. It is also the home of 2 PGA Championship 18-hole courses; each one as celebrated as the other. Both courses are designed by Dick Wilson and feature traditional layouts. The North Course is slightly longer at 7,021 yards with a par of 72 compared to the South Course which stretches at 7,004 yards from the longest tees. North Course contains more of the lakes and has larger landing areas. The South Course, though, is deemed more difficult with its signature narrow creek that comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes. There’s no telling which course is better – the North Course allows golfers to tee off the same first tee as legends the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods; the South Course has PGA Tour’s “longest mile” in its closing five holes that has broken the hearts of many a PGA Tour champions. Needless to say, it offers golf vacations of superstar caliber.

To add to that stellar status, La Costa Resort is also a favorite golf hangout of Hollywood greats like Frank Sinatra among many others. If that is not enough yet, the South Course is ranked among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the US by Golf Magazine. “La Costa” in itself might as well be synonymous with “golf trips”. Enough said.

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