Reinvigorating One of Golf’s Iconic Venues
As the host to over 35 PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events, La Costa had a strong connection to golf’s history. Our goal was to take the original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design elements and put them into a modern context.
The result is that the character of the greens and bunkers are similar to the original but each hole now has a distinctive visual composition and multiple playing strategies. The entire north course was rebuilt and renamed The Champions Course. In addition to reconstruction of the greens, tees and bunkers, all of the fairways have enhanced drainage and irrigation systems and have been sand capped prior to sodding with 419 bermuda grass. Planning and design for this project took 12 months and construction spanned 9 months.