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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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Hole 1 of La Costa Resort and Spa's South Course is a short par 4 measuring 392 yards from the championship tees. The hole features a slight dogleg left with an average fairway width of 28 yards, making accuracy off the tee essential. Five strategically placed bunkers come into play on this hole, with 6% of them located greenside. Local weather conditions can have an impact on your approach shot to this hole; in the summer months, expect hot temperatures and moderate wind speeds which can make it difficult to stop your ball near the pin. In winter months, cold temperatures and high winds can often affect ball flight significantly. Players should aim for the center of the fairway off their tee shots in order to give themselves a good look at birdie opportunities or better on their approach shots; players hitting driver should be able to reach this green in two shots if they are accurate enough off the tee box.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 392 yards

Handicap: 9

Green Area:

5435

Approx Fairway Width:

28

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

6

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Aim for the center of the fairway off your tee shot to give yourself a good chance at birdie or better on your approach shots.

2. Take into account local weather conditions when selecting a club and aiming your tee shot; hot temperatures and moderate wind speeds can make it difficult to stop the ball near the pin, while cold temperatures and high winds can affect ball flight significantly.

3. Avoid hitting driver if you are not confident in being able to reach this green in two shots due to five strategically placed bunkers that come into play on this hole, with 6% of them located greenside.

4. Consider using an iron off the tee box as it will provide more accuracy than a driver but still allow you to reach this green in two shots if played correctly.

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

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