The Bridges At Rancho Santa Fe

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7002 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout


Carts: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7002 yards 74.0 142
Bold 71 6808 yards 73.2 140
Gold 71 6598 yards 72.1 137
Bridges 71 6406 yards 71.5 135
Blue 71 6178 yards 70.4 132
White 71 5779 yards 68.1 125
Combo (W) 72 5483 yards 72.3 132
Red (W) 72 5089 yards 69.9 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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markhalsey's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

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You are probably familiar with the name of the course, when there was a tournament held here, named the "Battle of the Bridges."

There probably isn't a nicer, more challenging and beautiful golf course in San Diego than The Bridges. The Club is somewhat hidden away, deep in Rancho Santa Fe, once you pull up you truly feel like you have arrived at a Tuscan Estate. The interior is much of the same, a lot of stone and beautiful views of the Course. The Staff are so very warm and friendly, and greet you by name every time they see you. Being a very exclusive and private club, you must be accompanied by a member, however their member discount rate is reasonable at $85 per round I believe.

The course is extremely challenging, although not incapacitating like Maderas. Same level of difficulty without the frustration of the undulation of terrain. The use of Hills, Canyons and perfectly placed Water Hazards, makes this nearly 7,000 yard course quite difficult to manage, you can thank Robert Trent Jones Jr. for that, your next time out. Several nearby close golf course comparisons would be Santa Luz, Aviara, and the old Golf Club of California in Fallbrook, when it was Members only, and hadn't become neglected.

If you have a chance to play, or just visit the Club to eat, you would be remiss not to. I would highly recommend going, if for no other reason than to check out the men's locker room. I don't know what the membership fee is now, likely still around $300k. The locker room's door name plates read like a who's who of San Diego's Elite, including many Professional Golfers, one being our one and only, Phil Mickelson, who considers The Bridges his home course.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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