Private Country Clubs in San Diego


Have you ever wondered what some of San Diego’s best Country Clubs are all about? Please see the blog below!

If you have an interest in joining any of these amazing clubs please email Polly at [email protected] for membership information.

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Credit: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Leading a life of luxury is a breeze when you’re a Lomas Santa Fe Country Club member. This premier golf and lifestyle sanctuary is teeming with amenities for all of your golfing, socializing, and recreational needs. Between the club’s sensational par 72 William Bell-designed championship layout and the par 56 Robert Trent Jones-designed course, golf lovers will never experience a dull moment. Those looking to host their next corporate team-building outing, charity fundraiser, or a fun day of golf with friends adore the flawlessly executed golf tournaments and gatherings the club affords. 

Though the club attracts affluent guests with its exceptional golf, there is much more to explore here. Members delight in the array of amenities and recreation that set Lomas Santa Fe apart from other clubs in the San Diego County area. The club provides 14 tennis courts and four pickleball courts with plenty of social and competitive play in leagues, round-robins, tournaments, and inter-club events. Families brush up their skills in private and group lessons led by talented USPTA-certified professionals.

When members need to cool off, they take a dip in the heated 25-meter lap pool and children’s pool. Summers are stacked with swim teams for kids, swim lessons, water aquatics, and simply lounging poolside. 

The Fitness Center features cardio and weight training equipment and daily group fitness classes to keep members in tip-top shape, while the spa offers a multitude of massages, facials, a sauna, and a steam room to melt away stress. 

In between swimming, golf tournaments, and dazzling spa treatments, members luxuriate in delectable bites and libations in the clubhouse’s elegant formal dining room, grill, and bar. Many intimate business meetings and large-scale wedding receptions have been hosted in the clubhouse. For those who enjoy the finer things in life and value an all-encompassing country club, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club awaits you. 

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Located in the heart of glamorous and historic Rancho Santa Fe, this private golf club is a major perk for people who live within the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant boundaries. Since 1929, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club has been a beloved place for avid golfers. It has been noted as one of the top 100 walking courses in the United States, renowned for its playability and challenge. The course is perhaps best known for its annual Clambake, which was held by Bing Crosby beginning in 1937; this was a popular event where celebrities and business professionals could mingle and partake in a round of golf throughout the weekend.

While golf is the main focus at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, non-golfers can enjoy horseback rides, lunch on the cozy patio, or a delicious dinner in the Spanish-inspired and California-influenced Ranch Clubhouse.

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

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Tucked away in the picturesque foothills and stunning citrus groves of Southern California, the Bridges is one of Rancho Santa Fe’s finest private golf and country clubs. The 18-hole course was designed by the celebrated Robert Trent Jones II, who used the natural terrain to create a challenging experience for the discerning golfer. The course also features seven distinctive bridges for which the club is named.

There’s never a boring day when you’re a member of Bridges. Choose to dine at one of the club’s dining venues: the Grille, Bridges Market, and the Poolside Cafe all offer distinct culinary experiences. Events like concerts, summer camps, and holiday celebrations are held frequently, allowing you to mix and mingle with other members, fostering lifelong connections. Of course, it’s also a great place to squeeze in a workout – stop by the Bridges Sports Centre, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment, or swim some laps in the heated saline swimming pool. You’ll also love the Tennis and Recreation Centre, which spans five acres and includes a playing field, a covered playground, two pickleball courts, and a multi-purpose sports court. Wind down with a relaxing massage or facial in the full-service day spa provided by professional, licensed estheticians. 

Del Mar Country Club

Credit: Del Mar Country Club

Del Mar Country Club is more than a haven for golfers — it features tennis courts, pickleball courts, fitness facilities, a kids’ playground, a swimming pool, dining opportunities, and social events. 

Members and their guests head to Del Mar Country Club’s Joseph Lee-designed golf course, which is nestled in a secluded valley of Rancho Santa Fe, for an unrivaled golf experience. The course embraces the surrounding natural landscape, boasting stunning vistas and flora and fauna throughout. The challenging course weaves through babbling streams, glistening lakes, and cascading waterfalls, all while providing five different tee settings to ensure players of all skill levels have an enjoyable experience. Add the “no tee time” policy to that, and it’s no wonder Ranch & Coast magazine named it the “Best Private Course.” 

When members aren’t busy teeing up and taking world-class golf lessons, they can be seen playing upon six beautiful tennis courts. The club’s tennis program features clinics, tennis socials, league play, and private and semi-private lessons for folks of all ages and levels. Kids’ summer camps include tennis and golf, giving your little one some fun and interesting skill sets and social opportunities. Members stay in shape via tennis play, working out at the state-of-the-art fitness center, and swimming laps in the Junior Olympic-size swimming pool. 

Between all the fun activities, members fuel up at the 19th Hole and Safari Club restaurants, where they delight in carefully curated dishes prepared with organic, free-range chicken, natural beef, pork and lamb, and sustainably caught fish. Much of the produce used is grown in the club’s organic garden — it simply doesn’t get any fresher than that! 

The food is so excellent, many members request the restaurants’ offerings for banquet service, private events, and parties. Golf, fitness, restaurants, and more — Del Mar Country Club has all the makings of an incredible country club. 

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Fairbanks Ranch Clubhouse, Credit: Bay Club

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club offers everything from golf and tennis play to kids’ programs and private events, but the club’s biggest attraction is its three golf courses. The Valley, Lakes, and Ocean “Nines” boasts 27 idyllic, walkable holes across three different course layouts. This club is an ideal destination for golfers, providing expansive, sweeping fairways and rolling greens bordered by palm trees, sublime, glimmering lakes, and elevated tee shots. 

If you’re new to the game or simply wish to sharpen your skills, the Bay Club Academy, powered by Troon, offers various themed programs, fitness-focused clinics, private instruction, junior clinics, and multi-day golf schools. 

Other ways members get active are by hitting the indoor and outdoor tennis courts for a few rounds, playing pickleball, taking GlideFit group exercise classes, and swimming laps in the pool. This club prioritizes outdoor activities so members can soak up SoCal’s perfect weather while they stay active.

Fairbanks Ranch is ideal for families, as it hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. Most events are open to members and their guests, allowing adults to enjoy a poolside BBQ while their little ones splash in the pool, watch movies under the stars and so much more. Parents love the various age-appropriate programs offered in the childcare center, ranging from arts and crafts to games and sports. In addition, the childcare center hosts themed Kids’ Nights where children watch movies, participate in related activities and chow down on delicious dinners. 

As if this country club weren’t enticing enough, it offers shared membership, allowing you and up to five additional people to join under one membership! You can share it with anyone, even those outside of your household. Sports, swimming, and inclusivity make Fairbanks Ranch a true gem. 

The Crosby Club at Rancho Santa Fe

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With panoramic views of Rancho Santa Fe and the San Dieguito River Valley, the Crosby Club is not one to miss. The breathtaking par 70/72 golf course was designed by the lauded golf course architect Brian Curley and renowned golfer Fred Couples, featuring incredible elevation changes, undulating greens, and stunning views.

For a great workout, stop by the Fitness Facility and take advantage of the strength and cardio equipment available. Classes are offered in Mat Pilates, Yoga, Spin, Core Fusion, Cardio Muscle, and Gyrokinesis. Members can get some exercise on one of the three tennis courts, four pickleball courts, and of course, the heated pool!

The Santaluz Club

Welcoming and sophisticated, The Santaluz Club offers everything you might desire in a country club. Between the sprawling golf course, a serene spa, convivial clubhouse, fitness and tennis programs, and kids’ camp, patrons of all ages have endless social and recreational opportunities. 

Designed by the acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones, The Santaluz Course was designed with the preservation of the California landscape in mind using traditional architectural elements and a modern approach. This 7,112-yard, par 71 course invites every golfer, from novices to seasoned players, to explore its lush grounds.

When members aren’t working on their stroke on the fairway, they’re sculpting their physiques on the six lighted tennis courts and the world-class fitness center. The club offers various tennis programs for every level, and private lessons are available to get members competition-ready. In addition to tennis and pickleball play, there are plenty of fitness classes and superb personal trainers to help members reach their fitness goals. 

When parents are busy getting a good workout, children ages 4 to 12 can enjoy enriching sports, recreation, art, and educational programs at Camp Santaluz. Little ones delight in youth camp activities including Kids’ Night Out, Tween Night, and Seasonal Week-Long Camps.

If these amenities have you ready to call the club tomorrow, wait until you hear about the Clubhouse and Spa. Limited to 250 memberships, the exclusive Clubhouse and Spa Membership gives patrons even more possibilities for entertaining and meeting with friends. 

Women’s and men’s locker rooms, steam rooms, indoor fireplaces, and tranquil water features are just a few of the lavish amenities at the spa. Treatments and services include everything from baths, scrubs, and rubs to treatments that will replenish you from head to toe. Between the educational wellness and nutrition programs and secluded retreats, you’ll want to sign up for a spa membership ASAP. 

San Diego Country Club

Golf enthusiasts, aspiring golf professionals, and casual players all flock to San Diego Country Club. This private club is a hidden treasure that offers a championship-quality, 18-hole course the Southern California Golf Association deems the “Best Greens in Southern California.” Pristinely maintained to ensure golfers can play year-round, rolling fairways and expansive greens beckon players. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense country club that praises tradition, incorporates modernity, and focuses on golf, look no further than San Diego Country Club.

Are you ready to start a new life in the paradise we know and love called San Diego County? Contact Coronado native and esteemed real estate agent Polly Rogers today. Her expertise extends along the coast through La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad, as well as into all of the gracious communities that make up Rancho Santa Fe.   Polly’s unmatched regional knowledge and client dedication ensures your success in finding your new luxury home, investment property, or building site in any of these very special locations! 




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