La Costa Stay & Play
Beautifully situated in the beachside community of Carlsbad, and nestled in the hills outside San Diego, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is the picture-perfect setting for your next great vacation. As Southern California’s only Gold Medal Golf Resort, it’s also the ideal location for a wonderful golf getaway. It features two world-class courses—the Champions Course and the Legends Course—as well as a TOURAcademy, the world’s most extraordinary learning facility. Combined with the number one wellness spa in the nation, Omni La Costa is California’s original destination for mind, body and sport.
At Omni La Costa Resort and Spa you’ll enjoy deluxe rooms and spacious suites, 17 tennis courts, and eight sparkling swimming pools with two 100-foot waterslides that slide right into the crystal clear water. From the casual to the sophisticated, there are also a variety of restaurants and poolside cafés, using all fresh ingredients from the farm, the sea and on-site organic gardens. And with Travel Channel rating Omni La Costa the #2 Most Family Friendly Resort in America, you are sure to find something wonderful to satisfy the tastes of everyone. At Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, it’s your unforgettable opportunity to stay and play like a champion.
About the Area
As the eighth largest city in the nation, and second largest city in California, San Diego is home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and museums. Its 70 miles of spectacular coastline—and borders on the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert & the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south—provide endless opportunities for fun, adventure and exploration in “America’s Finest City.”
Stroll through historic streets lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and museums. Bring the entire family to Legoland, and enjoy an exciting array of rides, shows, and attractions. Take the trolley to Balboa Park, Old Town and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, tour local wineries, or spend an afternoon shopping at the nearby outlet malls. Spread out over 4,200 square miles, San Diego is also meant for exploring. Visit wonderfully distinct communities like the charming island town of Coronado, the picturesque village of La Jolla, or the downtown core of the Gaslamp Quarter.
And according to the San Diego Tourism Authority, “No trip would be complete without a visit to the Hotel del Coronado. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark, the hotel has a fascinating and colorful past that includes royalty, politicians, scandals, ghosts and celebrities. It’s also widely believed to have been the inspiration for the Emerald City in L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.”
The Champions Course
As the historic home of 37 PGA TOUR events, including the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of Champions from 1969-1998, the Champions Course has hosted an incredible array of the best players in the world. It was originally crafted by renowned architect Dick Wilson almost 50 years ago, and was his only California design. In 2011, the Champions Course received a complete restoration, and is now dressed with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways and strategically placed bunkers. It’s made it easier for amateur players to access greens and take some bunkers out of play that now pose problems off the tee for the longer hitter. With the addition of family tees, the Champions Course is also more family friendly, too, allowing players of all ages and abilities to enjoy the course.
The Legends Course
In turn, the South Course has received four redesigned holes with a tally of other landscape improvements sure to mature over time. Fairway contours have been altered; a modernized drainage system has been added for sustainability, improved water flow and irrigation; 30-acres of maintained turf have been reduced for water conservation; and native grasses and lakes have been added to challenge all levels. 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. Omni La Costa’s South Golf Course is currently undergoing a complete renovation, scheduled to reopen late 2013 as the Legends Golf Course.