Top Golf and Country Clubs in Rancho Santa Fe

K. Ann Brizolis

There are numerous reasons why the market for Rancho Santa Fe luxury homes is always highly sought-after. With magnificently appointed homes, stunning views, and incredible amenities, Rancho Santa Fe has endless appeal for real estate seekers. In addition, there are so many excellent country clubs nearby. Each club offers tremendous golfing opportunities alongside an array of top-notch amenities like tennis courts, fitness rooms, pools, and onsite restaurants. Below, you’ll find a list of the top four country clubs in the Rancho Santa Fe area. You’re sure to be impressed regardless of which club you choose.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

5827 Via De La Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club opened its doors in 1929. This gorgeous golf course was designed by Max Behr and has since been recognized as one of the top walking courses in the entire country. Many golf course architects laud the course for striking the perfect balance between challenge and playability. The environment at the club is casual and relaxed, with architecture that mirrors both Spanish and Caribbean influences. Members enjoy gathering for lunch after a round of golf on the clubhouse’s outdoor patio and marveling at the beautiful scenery. Membership in this prestigious club is available to those who own property in the alluring Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe.

The course stretches over an impressive 6,700 yards and plays as a par 72. The signature hole is Hole Four, a 614-yard par five that is one of three par fives on the front nine. Hole Four is long, but you’ll get a chance to catch your breath on the 427-yard Hole Five, which also plays as a par five. Each nine also has two par threes.

Del Mar Country Club

6001 Clubhouse Dr, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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The pristine Del Mar Country Club is home to a championship-level, Joseph Lee-designed golf course in addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center and multiple tennis and pickleball courts. There’s also a swimming pool and a kids’ playground to enjoy, in addition to a 55,000-square-foot clubhouse. After a great round of golf, head to the 19th Hole and Safari Club restaurants, which serve delicious meals from renowned chef Ryan Star in a beautiful dining space.

The stunning course is owned by Madeleine Anne Pickens, whose father was a well-known golf course designer. The championship course works its way through the surrounding landscape, running past waterfalls, streams, and lakes to create a magnificent backdrop. There are five tee boxes to choose from, ensuring that the course caters to players of all skill levels. Golfers throughout the region rave about the well-manicured fairways and greens at Del Mar. Another unique aspect of the course is that it’s dog friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends along with you for your next round.

The course plays as a par 72 with four par fives and four par threes. The number-one handicap hole comes early in the round. Hole Four is a 555-yard par five that aims to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Course staff regularly rotates pins between four locations on each green to ensure that no area gets overly worn down. You can see a complete chart outlining the specific pin locations inside your scorecard.

Morgan Run Club & Resort

5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

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You’ll find 27 holes of championship-style golf at Morgan Run Club and Resort. The property also offers a 320-yard driving range where you can hone your skills or warm up for your round. The incredible course is broken down into three nine-hole courses. The North course plays as a par 35 with three par threes and two par fives, while the East and South courses each have one additional par five and play as a par 36. You can combine either of the two nine-hole courses for a full round of 18.

If a game of tennis or pickleball is more your speed, you’ll enjoy the ten well-lit tennis courts and the four recently added pickleball courts. The club regularly hosts tournaments and special events for players of all ages, from doubles night to mixed league play. You can also get a workout at the club’s state-of-the-art fitness facility or pamper yourself at the onsite spa if you simply need a chance to relax.

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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In nearby Solana Beach, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club seeks to provide members with a tremendous lifestyle experience and top-tier, championship-level golf. Members enjoy a variety of social and recreational activities, with a schedule of members-only events that will help you connect with your neighbors and experience the country club lifestyle at its finest.

The phenomenal par-72, 18-hole course here was first designed by William Bell. It’s well-known throughout the area for its wide-open fairways and alluring ocean vistas. You’ll have an easy time lining up your putts on the well-manicured greens, but don’t be surprised if you have to work your way through multiple breaks. The course plays as a par 72 with four par fives and four par threes. The toughest is Hole Two, a 416-yard par four sandwiched between two par fives. Needless to say, you should consider yourself fortunate if you are still hitting close to par after the first three holes.

With 14 tennis and eight pickleball courts, group fitness classes, spa services, and a heated lap pool, there is no shortage of amenities here — your options are endless if you’re seeking luxury.

If you’re ready to explore all that the gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe community has to offer, K. Ann Brizolis is the agent you want on your side. The Brizolis | Janzen & Associates team is equipped with in-depth knowledge of the market for Rancho Santa Fe real estate, and they are ready to help you find your new paradise. Get started today.

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