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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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The 17th hole at La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) is a challenging 575-yard par 5 from the Championship tees. This slight dogleg right requires accuracy off the tee, as there are 6 bunkers in play, with 3% of them located greenside. The fairway has an approximate width of 31 yards to allow for some forgiveness if you miss your target slightly. Playing this hole in the summer months can be more difficult due to higher temperatures and altitude which will affect ball flight conditions. From the championship tees, a player hitting ~217 yards with their driver should aim for the left side of the fairway while avoiding any sand traps that may come into play on their approach shot. A 7 iron (~140 yards) or pitching wedge (~120 yards) should be used for your second shot depending on how far you hit it off the tee and where you end up relative to hazards and out-of-bounds markers. With 7554 sq ft of green area, approach shots have plenty of room to land without worrying about too many obstacles getting in your way before reaching the pin placement location.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 575 yards

Green Area:

7554

Approx Fairway Width:

31

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

6

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Off the tee, focus on accuracy and aim for the left side of the fairway to avoid any sand traps that may come into play.

2. Depending on how far you hit it off the tee, use a 7 iron (~140 yards) or pitching wedge (~120 yards) for your second shot.

3. Take into account the higher temperatures and altitude when playing in summer months as this will affect ball flight conditions.

4. With 7554 sq ft of green area, approach shots have plenty of room to land without too many obstacles getting in your way before reaching the pin placement location.

5. Visualize where you want to land your second shot so that you can set up an easier third shot towards the green with more control over distance and direction due to less hazards in play around greenside bunkers

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

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