LPGA returns to San Diego next week to play golf at La Costa
With 36 holes of championship golf and world-class tennis, La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., isn’t your ordinary resort.
It’s also the world headquarters of the Chopra Center, a wellness refuge founded by physicians Deepak Chopra and David Simon. La Costa also has a terrific spa, top-notch restaurants and really comfortable guest rooms, which you can read about if you check out my review on La Costa, which we just posted on TravelGolf.com.
La Costa has a long history of professional golf, including the WGC-Accenture Match Play, which left for Tucson four years ago. Now the resort will be playing host to the LPGA’s inaugural Kia Classic next week. Both courses were in terrific shape last week and should provide a good arena for the LPGA players, who will test their skills on a combination of nine Dick Wilson holes from each course.
Meanwhile, I’m in Georgia this week, more specifically, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort outside of Atlanta, where today I went through Day 2 of the three-day Dave Pelz Scoring Game School. I’m thinking I could have used one of those Chopra meditation sessions this week.
Perhaps I could have visualized better bunker technique today with higher powers of concentration. It just wasn’t clicking, but alas, tomorrow’s final day brings another chance. I’ll have another report on the school tomorrow night.
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I have been reading some reviews which were posted three months ago about the resort. The golf courses were very positive while the resorts staff were somewhat negative. Front desk personnel were very rude.
I checked out the courses and they looked very challenging. I see there will be 15 to 18 mph wind during the tournament which can cause some problems for the gals. There are MANY doglegs on the courses. Good luck to the players.
I understand that there will be a new class at Stanford in the Fall semester entitled "USGA Rules of Golf" for Michelle Wie. It is amazing that she continues to shoot herself in the foot. I doubt that she is an "airhead" but I am starting to think differently.
I see she had her usual 10 bogeys and 1 double bogey at the KIA. Unless the American LPGA golfers step it up and start playing some serious golf, the LPGA will be in trouble once again. I found it interesting that out of a field of 144 there were 48 Korean golfers of which 30 made the cut and 7 finished in the top ten.