Rancho Santa Fe, California
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe http://www.thebridgesrsf.com
THE BRIDGES CLUBHOUSE
18550 Seven Bridges Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
The Course Description:
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe features a naturally sculpted, world-class private golf course that is the site of the Battle at the Bridges and home to some of the greatest players to ever play the game. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II Group in 1999, this 18-hole, par-71 course boasts five sets of tees, and plays almost 7,000 yards from the tips. The course’s dramatic terrain and signature bridges are unmatched by any other course in San Diego. The steep cliffs and deep canyons evoke thoughts of such award-winning courses as Pebble Beach and Princeville.
Players of every skill level will find the course both challenging and memorable. The course rating is 74.0 and it has a slope rating of 145. The course is ranked 15th in the state of California on Golf Digest’s 2011-12 Best in State list.
Carved into the lofty coastal terrain, this 18-hole work of art is characterized by arching fairways, canyon carries and one spectacular hole tucked into an orange grove. Designers incorporated offset tee placements, some lined along canyons and others situated down hillsides. No two holes are even remotely the same, so players of all skill levels will find the course memorable.
“The design philosophy was to create a visually stimulating and mentally challenging course that provided a variety of strategic options to make it enjoyable for players of all abilities,” said Bruce Charlton, Robert Trent Jones II Group. “To achieve this, we incorporate a risk/reward philosophy, providing bail-out zones for higher-handicap players, while enticing accomplished players to hit great shots.” The first hole is an example of risk vs. reward. From the tee of the strategically designed par-5, golfers may choose to gamble on the drive and be dancing in two. More conservative tee shots may land golfers with a minimal view of the green.
The signature 10th hole features a 150-yard carry over a deep scenic canyon to a fairway and green perched on a peninsula of land. A 285-foot bridge takes golfers over a majestic creek to spectacular views waiting on the other side. The dramatic carry combined with the natural beauty of the creek below are sure to make this one of the most photographed holes in California. "San Diego has a lot of good golf history, but The Bridges will finally bring international golf course acclaim to the nation's best golf climate," Charlton said.
Complete Tour available at http://www.thebridgesrsf.com/the-course/course-tour
We’re serious about helping you perfect your game. Our practice facilities feature three separate tees designed to prepare you for varying aspects of the game, as well as swing and club fit technology used by PGA Professionals and Titleist Performance Institute Instructors. All three practice tees are surrounded by magnificent terrain and stunning views. The Short Game Practice Tee gives you an opportunity to practice shots from 40 to 160 yards at 10-yard increments. Multiple targets, framed by Robert Trent Jones style bunkering, allow you to practice under game-like conditions.
There is also an area to practice short and long fairway bunker shots to multiple targets. The Warm Up Tee is the perfect place to get ready for your next round. This teeing area allows golfers to hit shots to over twenty targets. The Practice Tee has everything the serious golfer needs to sharpen their game. A dozen plus targets, short game area, long and short bunker shot area, uneven lies section and stretching cage make this area an ideal place to sharpen your skills.
The expert team at The Bridges uses the Trackman Launch Monitor and video analysis to help you dial in every club in your bag. When you’re ready to be treated like a tour professional, sign up for The Bridges Golf and Fitness Program, where a team of golf professionals and fitness instructors will train you for both the physical and technical elements of the game. We’ve raised the bar for practice facilities, so you can continue to lower your score.
A variety of memberships are available by invitation only, including a limited number of: Full Equity Memberships, National Memberships, Social Memberships available to those who live within the Bridges community.
When the creators of this extraordinary retreat first visited the site, they were struck by its similarity to the stunning landscapes of Northern Tuscany. They envisioned an exclusive residential community and private country club that would preserve the natural beauty of the place and, with care and planning, enhance it.Great destinations are measured by the pleasure they bring. And The Bridges brings plenty. With over 550 acres of stunning, natural terrain and seven bridges, this world class community boasts over 240 residences ranging from 2,000 square foot Villas, to over 10,000 square foot custom homes.
The Club is home to the highest quality amenities and the most exclusive membership available in San Diego County. The gated community features a Tuscan village design, anchored by a world class Clubhouse and golf course surrounded by stunning landscape with three acres of vineyards and two signature stress ribbon bridges which clear span 285 feet over deep canyons reaching drops of 90 feet. Whether you're playing the spectacular Bridges Golf Course, working out, entertaining
friends or relaxing at your personal estate, every day at The Bridges Club is a special occasion.
Imagine your own private retreat, nestled among the citrus groves, olive trees, rolling foothills and lush fairways, with astonishing views all around. It’s an idyllic environment for a gracious way of life. Behind the gates of The Bridges, you’ll discover the charm, the romance, the stunning beauty and uncompromising commitment to perfection that man and nature have brought together. All homes reflect various interpretations within the Italian Country, Spanish Eclectic and Country French styles, with guidelines encouraging the use of quality, natural materials and a subdued color palette of muted earth
tones. At the end of the day, you’ll find joy in simply watching shadows move across the hills and fairways outside your home.
HOW TO GET THERE:
FROM LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY:
Take I-5 South to Encinitas Boulevard. Turn left onto Encinitas Boulevard. Turn left onto Rancho Santa Fe Road. Turn right
onto El Camino Del Norte. Turn left onto Aliso Canyon Road. Turn right at the end of Aliso Canyon Road. Turn left immediately into the main entrance.
FROM SOUTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY: Take I-5 North to Via De La Valle. Turn right onto Via De La Valle. Follow About 6-7 miles until you come to a 3-way stop sign. Turn right at Paseo Delicias. Turn left onto El Camino Del Norte. Turn right onto Aliso Canyon Road. Turn right at the end of Aliso Canyon Road. Turn left immediately into the main entrance.