For this world-class golf course, H&A renovated 21 of the 36 holes at the La Costa Resort and Spa’s golf course. We incorporated the architect’s vision in to a three-dimensional model that illustrated the contouring and grading within the existing topography.
We improved the drainage which increased the golfers’ ability to move through the course more quickly. Other improvements included our design of a recycled water system, redesigned the vegetation to require less water use and decrease the course’s maintenance requirements. We integrated cart paths and surrounding areas of the clubhouse to provide staging areas for tournaments, outdoor venues and improved the site lines of the course.
This entire renovation was a pilot course in a “Play it Forward” program where additional tee boxes were added closer to the greens to allow for youth and elderly players. This course has been the home to 37 PGA events.
The course is located within an existing floodplain, and the management required 27 of the 36 holes to be open at all times to allow for continuous play during construction.
Besides elevating the fairways, a layer of sand was used to top all fairways along the drainage corridor.