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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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Hole 5 at La Costa Resort and Spa (South Course) is a par 4 of between 351-406 yards. The championship tees measure in at 406 yards, making it the longest hole on this course. It has a slight dogleg right with an approximate fairway width of 30 yards. There are four bunkers located on the fairway, so accuracy off the tee is key to setting up a good approach shot into the green. The green itself measures 4667 sq ft and there are three percent greenside bunkers that can be troublesome if you don’t hit your approach shot accurately enough to clear them. Depending on local weather conditions such as altitude, temperature, and wind across all four seasons, golfers will need to adjust their club selection for both their tee shots and approaches accordingly. For example, if playing in summer months when temperatures tend to rise or in windy conditions then hitting one extra club may be needed in order for accurate ball flight control from both the tee box and onto the green surface area. A golfer who hits a driver ~217 yards , 7 iron ~140 yards , pitching wedge ~120 yards should use either their 3 wood or hybrid off the tee box depending on prevailing winds direction followed by either 7 iron or 8 iron into this slightly elevated green surface area .

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 406 yards

Handicap: 5

Green Area:

4667

Approx Fairway Width:

30

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Accuracy is key off the tee - make sure to hit your driver or hybrid straight down the fairway and avoid the four bunkers located on either side.

2. Take into account local weather conditions such as altitude, temperature, and wind when selecting your club for both tee shots and approaches. Consider hitting one extra club in summer months when temperatures rise or in windy conditions to ensure ball flight control from both the tee box and onto the green surface area.

3. If you are a golfer who hits a driver ~217 yards , 7 iron ~140 yards , pitching wedge ~120 yards then consider using either your 3 wood or hybrid off the tee box followed by either 7 iron or 8 iron into this slightly elevated green surface area .

4. Pay attention to where you land on approach shots so that you do not end up in any of the three percent greenside bunkers which can be troublesome if not avoided correctly.

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

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