Golf News for Thursday, May 23, 2013 | Travel

California's La Costa Resort and Spa offers two new golf packages

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Golfers who want to take their time in the morning before heading out to the course will enjoy the two new golf packages at La Costa Resort and Spa this season.

One of golf's iconic venues, where the legends of the game have played since the 1960s, La Costa is introducing its "Afternoon Swing" package (tee times starting from 11:30 a.m.) and the "Express Golf Happy Hour" (starting at 3 p.m.), both on the renovated Champions Course.

The later starts provide golfers with the opportunity to relax with some room service, enjoy the pools, hit the fitness center, or take a stroll through the beautiful gardens - without having to hustle to the first tee.

The "Afternoon Swing" includes:
Choice of accommodations
18 holes of Golf (after 11:30 a.m.) for twosome
Unlimited Use of Practice Facility & Range Balls
Complimentary Callaway Rental Clubs
$30 per person Daily Dining & Bar Credit
Rates begin from $489 (based on double occupancy)

The "Express Happy Hour" includes:
Choice of accommodations
Twilight Golf (after 3 p.m.) for twosome
Unlimited Use of Practice Facility & Range Balls
Complimentary Callaway Rental Clubs
$30 per person Daily Dining & Bar Credit
Rates begin from $429 (based on double occupancy)

Although La Costa has begun a second major renovation on its other course, the project won't inhibit golfers from enjoying the Champions Course all summer long. Under the direction of Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Design - which remodeled La Costa's Champions Course in 2011 - the new layout is on track to reopen late 2013 as the renamed Legends Course.

About La Costa Resort and Spa
Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, La Costa Resort and Spa boasts the 43,000 square-foot Spa at La Costa, 552 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms and 76 deluxe one- and two-bedroom suites, a Clubhouse with a fitness center, two acclaimed restaurants - Legends and BlueFire Grill, two championship golf courses and a 17-court tennis center. The entire resort, linked by walkways and washed in color by lush vegetation and gardens, enjoys a village-like ambience. For more information on La Costa Resort and Spa, call (800) 854-5000 or visit

About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages nine time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts portfolio of properties includes:

•Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, Calif.)
•Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, Calif.)
•La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.)
•Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
•Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.)
•Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas)
•The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
•Montelucia Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Az.)
•Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC)

For more information, call (866) KSL-7727 or visit

About Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Design (
Pascuzzo & Pate offers professional golf course architecture, course design and renovation services and specializes in creating environmentally-conscious courses with distinctive character. The firm has built a significant design portfolio for an array of clients in the public and private sectors. Highlights from their portfolio include Monarch Dunes Golf Club, The Ranch Golf Club, Indian Pond Country Club, Murasaki Country Club, La Quinta Country Club, and Blackhawk Country Club. Also on the design team responsible for La Costa's course renovation is Jeff Brauer who has created several acclaimed courses, including the Wilderness at Fortune Bay in Minnesota, which was awarded a "Best New Course" accolade from Golf Digest. Damian Pascuzzo started his design career in 1982 under the tutelage of Robert Muir Graves in the firm's Walnut Creek office. An early adopter of technology and the use of computer-aided design, he became a full partner of the firm in 1991 and the name was changed to Graves & Pascuzzo. He partnered with Steve Pate in 2003 after a successful collaboration at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, California.

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations-East
(908) 876-5100

Ed Vyeda
Hunter Public Relations-West
(831) 375-1747