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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, California

By Roger Cox, Editor

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California
Courtesy Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Familiar as the site of the WTA Mercury Insurance Open each summer, La Costa Resort & Spa has a long tradition of caring about tennis and of pampering the guests of its spa. But this is a far different La Costa than the one I first visited back in the 1980s. Over the last several years, more than $50 million to upgrade the resort, including renovations of the rooms, upgrades to the golf course, and a new adult swimming pool. Its architecture reflects the state's Spanish Colonial history—all white stucco, wrought iron, red tile, and open plazas. A handsome Feng Shui-aligned spa and adjacent Chopra Center for Ayurvedic treatments anchor one end of the main plaza, with restaurants scattered throughout, some with outdoor seating.

The tennis club has four red clay and 13 hard courts, one of the latter a sunken stadium with seating for 1,000. It is now managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, who installed Bryce Cunningham as director. A certified USPTA elite professional coach and Tennis Australia professional coach, he had previously run camps and programs at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and directed the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, Niceville, both in Florida. At La Costa, he has beefed up the program to include thrice daily 3.0/Intermediate clinics supplemented by sessions for beginners and workouts for intermediate/advanced players. He also added twice weekly Cardio tennis to the mix and after-school programs for various ages of juniors.

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Courts & Fees. The resort has 13 hard courts—one of them a stadium—and 4 red clay courts (7 with lights) arrayed below an attractive clubhouse containing an expansive, apparel-stocked pro shop. Court fees: $25/hour on hard courts, $35/hour on clay.

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See Also

There is no shortage of tennis resorts with spas—use my Search page to find others—but for comparison's sake, also look at:

Rates and Reservations

La Costa offers both rooms and suites. Rates do not include taxes, parking, or a $20/day resort fee.

Visit the website for current rates

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-438-9111
Toll-free: 888-444-6664
Web Link: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa


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General Tourist Information. There are three sources of information: in the immediate area, visit the Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau website (or contact them at 400 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008, phone 800-227-5722); for this part of the county, visit the San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at 360 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025-2600. Phone: 800-848-3336; and for the county as a whole, visit the San Diego County Convention & Visitors Bureau website or contact them at 2215 India St., San Diego, CA 92101. Phone: 619-236-1212.

©2017 Roger Cox

Ratings

(39 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
5-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
5-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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©2017 Roger Cox