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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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Hole 3 at La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) is a par 4 that measures 436 yards from the Pro tees, 410 yards from the Men's tees, and 393 yards from the Women's tees. It has an overall difficulty rating of 1 due to its Handicap of 12. The fairway is 26 yards wide with a slight dogleg left, so it’s important to get your tee shot in play off the tee if you want to have a chance for birdie or even eagle. There are 8 bunkers on this hole including 4% greenside bunkers which can be challenging when approaching the green. Local weather conditions may affect ball flight due to altitude, temperature and/or wind changes across each season - spring temperatures range between 60-80 degrees F while summer temperatures reach up 90 degrees F; fall generally sees cooler highs around 70-75 degrees F while winter lows drop into 40s degree F range. Off the tee you should aim for center of this narrow fairway with your driver ~217 yards or 7 iron ~140 yards depending on how far you hit them both consistently. Your approach shot will likely be either pitching wedge ~120 yards or 9 iron ~110yards depending again on club selection distances for accuracy and control into these smallish greenside bunkers surrounding this 3838 sq ft green area..

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 467 yards

Handicap: 1

Green Area:

3838

Approx Fairway Width:

26

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

4

Bunker Count:

8

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Take into account the local weather conditions when selecting your club off the tee, as altitude, temperature and/or wind changes can affect ball flight.

2. Aim for the center of the fairway with a driver ~217 yards or 7 iron ~140 yards depending on how far you hit them both consistently.

3. Be aware of the 8 bunkers on this hole including 4% greenside bunkers which can be challenging when approaching the green so plan accordingly and take extra caution around these areas to avoid penalty strokes.

4. For your approach shot select either pitching wedge ~120 yards or 9 iron ~110yards depending again on club selection distances for accuracy and control into these smallish greenside bunkers surrounding this 3838 sq ft green area..

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

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