I have played La Costa Champions several times as I am local to San Diego. La Costa has hosted PGA, LPGA, and Senior Tour events; so a good historical pedigree.
Champions is a very challenging course; mostly because large and strategically placed bunkering. You will be in sand a lot during the day from both off the tee or greenside. Conditioning is always stellar. Great practice area. And the resort facilities are top-notch.
The 'body of work' from an architecture perspective is very good - a good tournament course. The primary negative is that the holes blend together; too similar.
Date: January 05, 2018