Highlight Hole: No. 16 at La Costa (Champions Course)


    As you know about the blog by now, we love to write about golf holes and can spill a thousand words about one at the drop of a hat. With No. 16 at La Costa’s Champions Course, that isn’t necessary. Pictures suffice.

    I’ve played each side of the renovated course twice now and can report this is easily the prettiest hole on the course. I played it again yesterday and was reminded of that. No. 16 is a 160-yard par-3, and you either make the green or you don’t. Besides the traps, there’s a bailout right. I hit an easy 7-iron, but most days it’d be a club less because you’ve got the ocean breeze behind you.

    Everyone in our threesome hit the green – and no one made the putt. I will say, though, that my 15-footer stopped an inch short due to recent maintenance, which created slow green conditions. Any other day, that putt goes in.

    No. 16 comes amid a great stretch of finishing holes that is more scoreable (and fun) that what awaits you on the Legends Course – the famed “Longest Mile in Golf.” I finally got my game together and played the final five holes in two-over. That’s the best stretch I’ve put together in a while.

     Anyway, if you club 16 right, it’s a great scoring opportunity on that home stretch. It’s also one of the holes you see as you arrive at the course. It’s just as fun to play as it is pretty to look at. I hope you get a chance to experience it.


Tis’ The Season at La Costa


Just going to do a quick photo post today. I’m knee deep in wrapping up some freelance projects, but I wanted to share this from my round at La Costa earlier this week.

This is La Costa’s impressive Christmas tree. It’s quite striking from the course and the clubhouse’s bar and grill. The palm trees you see are lit up at night, making for quite a sight.

If you get a chance to swing by, it’s recommended viewing to get you in the spirit of the season. There’s a great little outdoor patio that allows you to take in the full effect. Happy holidays.

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