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La Costa Resort and Spa (South course) Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

La Costa Resort and Spa (South course), California

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Hole 8 at La Costa Resort and Spa is a par 3, ranging in distance from 123 yards for the women's tees to 166 yards for the championship tees. With an overall handicap of 17, this hole can be considered moderately difficult. The green has a total area of 4022 square feet with three bunkers accounting for 4% of that space. Depending on the season, weather conditions such as altitude, temperature and wind may affect ball flight so it is important to adjust your strategy accordingly. On average days during spring and summer months when temperatures are warmest golfers should expect some extra carry off their tee shots due to increased air density but should also account for possible winds coming off nearby ocean waters which could cause some unpredictable movement while in mid-air or upon landing. During fall and winter months when temperatures are cooler it’s best to play conservatively as air density will be lower resulting in shorter distances than normal off the tee. For ideal approach shot placement aim towards the right side of the green away from any potential water hazards or greenside bunkers that come into play depending on your chosen tee box type; a 7 iron (~140 yards) or pitching wedge (~120 yards) should provide sufficient enough lofting power to reach most parts of this relatively flat surface safely without much trouble if struck correctly.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 166 yards

Handicap: 17

Green Area:

4022

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

4

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. When playing Hole 8 at La Costa Resort and Spa, account for possible winds coming off nearby ocean waters which could cause unpredictable movement while in mid-air or upon landing.

2. During the warmer months of spring and summer, expect some extra carry off your tee shots due to increased air density but also be aware of the potential wind conditions that can affect ball flight.

3. During fall and winter months when temperatures are cooler, play conservatively as air density will be lower resulting in shorter distances than normal off the tee.

4. For ideal approach shot placement aim towards the right side of the green away from any potential water hazards or greenside bunkers that come into play depending on your chosen tee box type; a 7 iron (~140 yards) or pitching wedge (~120 yards) should provide sufficient enough lofting power to reach most parts of this relatively flat surface safely without much trouble if struck correctly

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

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