La Costa

Old Course

Historic Virginia: The Old Course

The Omni Homestead's Old Course was completed in 1892 and is distinguished as home of the nation's oldest first tee in continuous use. As the game has evolved over time, so has the Old Course - with updates by William S. Flynn and Rees Jones. Abundant fairway contouring gives most shots a side hill, uphill, or downhill lie to smallish greens, making approach shots interesting.

Registered Guest Prices: (All prices include cart)
March 7 - April 3: $75
April 4 -November 2, 2014
18 Holes--$135
9 Holes--$70

Prices for November 3 - November 30
18 holes - $75 (includes cart)
December 1 - March 6, 2015 (includes cart):
18 holes--$25

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HOLE 1 - Old Course
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Hole 1

A very unique starting hole boasting the oldest first tee in continuous use in the United States built in 1892.  The tee shot is protected by out of bounds on the left and overhanging trees on the right.  A good drive will allow the longer hitters to go for the green in two.  The green has a bunker on the left and steep sloping hill on the right.  Shots missed to the right will bounce left toward the green, where shots missed to the left will bounce toward the road.  The green complex is relatively flat with a slight slope from back to front.

Par 5, Read Description

Hole 2

This par three plays uphill to a green complex that is not visible from the tee.  The green is protected on the front right by a deep bunker.  The green slopes from back to front making it very difficult to get up and down from over the green.  Shot placement under the hole is crucial on this hole.

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Hole 3

This is the shortest of the six par fives on the course.  A slight dogleg right entices the player to cut the dogleg to shorten the hole, but out of bounds guards the right side the entire length of the hole.  Longer players will have a mid iron into the green which is guarded on the left and right by bunkers.  Shots coming up short will roll off the front of the green which boasts a steep false front.  Long shots over the green will cause problems too as the green slopes from back to front.

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Hole 4

Another reachable par 5. The tee shot is to a blind landing area for the longer hitters. The fairway slopes slightly left requiring a tee shot up the right side of the fairway which is protected by out of bounds on the right and woods on the left. Longer hitters may be able to drive through the fairway as it ends at 285 yds. Tee shots to the left will require a draw or hook for the second shot which is blocked by a 200 year old Oak tree. The green is protected on the right and left by bunkers and slopes from back to front with a shelf in the back.

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Hole 5

Down hill par three protected by a huge deep bunker on the right and small bunker on the left.  The green is very narrow in front and widens in the back which slopes away in the back.  Club selection may be one less club due to elevation change.

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Hole 6

The tee shot at six is guarded by out of bounds on the right and woods on the left. The fairway slopes slightly from right to left.  A good tee shot leaves a mid to short iron to an elevated green with a severe false front.

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Hole 7

A short uphill par four with a slight dogleg left. A bunker forces the players to hit their tee shot to the right. The green is protected by a large tree and bunker on the left. The green slopes from back to front. Keeping the ball under the hole is crucial.

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Hole 8

This short par four has a dip in the landing area and plays to an elevated green. The second shot must carry onto the green avoiding the severe false front. The green complex slopes from back to front.

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Hole 9

This slightly downhill par three plays shorter due to slight elevation change. Green is protected by bunker on the right. Shots to the left will bounce toward the green which has a large mound on the left center of the green.

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Hole 10

Slight downhill par four has a hidden landing area that slopes from right to left. Trees hanging out on left protects the left side. Players are left with a short iron to a small green protected in the front left by a deep bunker.

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Hole 11

Very demanding par three protected on both sides by huge bunkers. Large, flat green promotes minimal break.

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Hole 12

Longer hitters may reach this par five in two. Tee shot placement to the left side of the fairway will be crucial to go for the green in two. Players are faced with a blind second shot with a large oak tree to maneuver around. Green complex slopes drastically from back to front. The hill on the right of the green may be used to bounce shot toward the green. Shots missed to the left will filter further from the green.

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Hole 13

Bombs away! This longest par five on the course boast a spectacular view and elevation change. After the tee shot players will be faced with a downhill lie, hitting to a landing area which slopes drastically from left to right. The third shot will be played from another uneven lie with the ball drastically below the feet. The green is protected in front right by bunker and is a relatively flat green. Shots over the green will be out of bounds.

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Hole 14

This slight dog leg right par four begins with an elevated tee shot to a fairway sloping slightly left to right. The second shot is to a mid size green protected on the left front by a bunker. The green complex has two tiers with the right tier being dramatically lower that the left tier. A left pin placement makes this hole very difficult.

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Hole 15

The blind tee shot must favor the left side of the fairway. Out of bounds on the right will extend the entire length of the hole. Green may be reached in two by longer hitters. It is protected in the right front by a bunker and shots coming up short will roll back off the green due to a false front. Green slopes from back to front.

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Hole 16

This par three plays across a valley to an elevated green protected on the right and left by deep bunkers. Shots to the left may bounce to the right toward the green. Missed shots to the right will bounce toward the road and out of bounds. Green slopes from left to right and back to front.

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Hole 17

This elevated tee shot allows views of The Homestead. The blind landing area has a shelf that slopes slightly toward the green and to the right. A very large deep bunker protects the right front of the green. A bunker on the left protects the left side of the green. Green slopes slightly left to right.

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Hole 18

The finishing hole from the elevated tee plays shorter than the yardage listed. Shot to the left will bounce toward the green. Shots to the right may be saved by the bunker on the right. The large green slopes slightly from back to front. Shots over the green will most likely be lost.

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