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Deal of the Week: Fall savings at Southern California's La Costa

By Matthew Rudy

The weather in San Diego is ideal any time of year, but fall is especially nice. Daytime temperatures sit in the mid-70s and "drop" to the high 60s at night. It's the perfect time to enjoy a quick getaway to La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. 

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La Costa's sports pedigree is nearly unmatched. Its Champions course was the site of the PGA Tour's champions-only Mercedes Championships from 1969 to 1998, seven editions of the WGC-Match Play from 1999 to 2006 and the LPGA's Kia Classic in 2010 and 2012. Its tennis center has hosted a women's professional event since 1971. 

To celebrate the recent $10 million renovation of the Champions course, the resort is offering a variety of discounts on its popular stay-and-play packages. The $199-a-night Experience package includes a room for two and $90 in credit toward green fees or $45 in credit toward spa treatments per person. The Golf package starts at about $430 per night and includes room, breakfast, unlimited golf for two and a $50 credit toward lessons at the practice center. 

After playing the new 493-yard, par-4 14th, you might need that lesson -- if only to rebuild your shattered confidence. The same creek protects the left side of the hole off the tee and threatens your lay-up when you inevitably realize you won't get home in two. 

Book either package by Aug. 24 to get the best deal.

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