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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 16th Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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Hole 16 at La Costa Resort and Spa (South Course) is a 428-yard par 4 from the championship tees. It is rated as a handicap 12 hole, meaning it should be considered relatively difficult compared to other holes on the course. This slight dogleg right requires accuracy off the tee in order to set up an approach shot into the green which sits 6326 square feet with two bunkers accounting for 4% of that area. The fairway width is 31 yards wide so players will need to hit their tee shots accurately or risk running out of room before reaching the green.

The weather conditions can affect play significantly here due to its location near sea level in Carlsbad, California 92009; during summer months temperatures are typically high and wind speeds tend to be low while winter brings cooler temperatures and higher winds. Players should adjust their club selection accordingly depending on these factors when hitting both their tee shot and approach shots into this hole. Given an average driver distance of 217 yards, 7 iron 140 yards, pitching wedge 120 yards; this hole could be approached with either a long iron or hybrid off the tee followed by a mid-iron approach onto the green depending on how much of the fairway you’re able to reach with your drive.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 428 yards

Green Area:

6326

Approx Fairway Width:

31

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

4

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

For this hole, it is important to choose the right club off the tee. The fairway width is 31 yards wide which means accuracy is key here. The wind and temperature can affect play significantly so players should adjust their club selection accordingly when hitting both their tee shot and approach shots into this hole. A long iron or hybrid off the tee followed by a mid-iron approach onto the green may be beneficial for most average golfers as they will have enough room to hit an accurate drive and still have plenty of room left over for their approach shot. Players should also pay attention to where the bunkers are located on this hole in order to avoid them with their second shots, as they account for 4% of the total area around the green. Finally, depending on how much of a risk you’re willing to take, you could try going for it in one shot with your driver if conditions allow; however make sure that you don’t run out of room before reaching the green!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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