Known locally as “The Farms,” Rancho Santa Fe Farms is among the most upscale, lush communities in North County San Diego. While this gated neighborhood is an enclave of beauty and luxury, with all the excellent dining, shopping, natural spaces, and schooling offered by nearby Rancho Santa Fe at-large, The Farms is set apart by its legendary golf course and accompanying golf club.
There’s no other way to say it… The golfing at The Farms is among the best in the country. For individuals, couples, and families looking to retire and work on their golf game, there are simply few places better in the U.S. to do so than The Farms.
If there’s one thing that sets The Farms apart from the numerous other high-end communities around Rancho Santa Fe, it’s the championship golf course at the heart of the community. The Farms Golf Club’s world-famous course was built in 1988, then redesigned in 2001 with supervision from legend Tom Lehman (the only golfer in history to be awarded “Player of the Year” on all three PGA Tours) and renowned course architect John Fought.
While there are a handful of casual players at The Farms, this 127-acre, 6960-yard course is truly a place for the best of the best to achieve peak performance. By and large, the private club’s members are serious, dedicated golfers. The Farms’ was rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 clubs in the U.S with the best players, and champions like Phil Mickelson, John Schroeder, Annika Sorenstam, Xander Schauffele, and Liselotte Neumann are among The Farms’ many esteemed members. Many competitions are held at the course each year, including NCAA Regionals, Collegiate Invitational, USGA Amateur Qualifiers, SCGA Championships, AJGA Invitationals, and Trans-Mississippi Championships.
Coaching at The Farms is equally peerless, with instruction led by award-winning PGA member Johnny Gonzales ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 50 Teachers in California” and Cory Scoggin, a former NCAA Division I Coach. Scoggin has had several students reach the Top 10 on World Amateur Golf Rankings.
While The Farms Golf Club doesn’t offer the plethora of amenities found in many nearby country clubs, like a pool or tennis courts, there is more to life in The Farms than golf. Members of the invite-only club also enjoy year-round events in the 36,000 square-foot clubhouses, including wine & craft beer tastings, bocce ball tournaments, family dinners, barbecues, holiday celebrations, culinary courses, and access to “personalized member-sponsored events” like family reunions, bridal or baby showers, and anniversary parties.
Golfing, of course, isn’t the only appeal of life in The Farms. This gated community has 24-hour security and guarded entry, with sprawling estates ranging from a half acre to over two acres, most bordering the verdant, undulating hills of The Farms golf course. You’ll find lavish properties in the Mediterranean or California Mission-style, and all homes offer jaw-dropping views of both the eponymous course and the surrounding beauty of North County San Diego.
You’re just minutes from Michelin-star dining, sublime beaches and hiking, and the best shopping in SoCal along the upscale beach communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, and La Jolla—not to mention some of the best surfing in the world! Education opportunities are among the best in the state of California, with the public schools Solana Santa Fe Elementary, Earl Warren Middle, and Torrey Pines High, as well as numerous prestigious private institutions from Pre-K to 12th-grade, including Lifetime Montessori School, Diegueno Country School, Santa Fe Christian School, Fusion Academy, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego Jewish Academy, Horizon Prep, and Cal Coast Academy.
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