As a part of a major $10 million course renovation program at La Costa Resort, four holes (Nos. 1, 9, 10 and 18) of the South Course design have been renewed. The South Course routing is unchanged from its classic design, with slight modifications throughout, including significant alterations to the fairway contours, combined with a modernized drainage system that improves water flow throughout both the South and Champions golf courses. Also, more than 30 acres of turf have been eliminated from the courses to conserve water, in keeping with La Costa's status as San Diego County's first Green Seal Certified hotel.
Established in 1965 with original architect Dick Wilson the South Course measures 7,077 yards off the Gold tees.