New Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club membership categories bringing in new members


By Karen Billing

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Manager Al Castro said they are close to filling the 10 approved memberships in the new junior executive membership category. Castro appeared before the RSF Association board on May 2 to request an additional 10 memberships in the junior executive membership category once the club fills its first 10 memberships.

The junior executive membership category, approved by the RSF Association in January, allows for new members to spread their $50,000 enrollment fee into installments before they reach age 48. The majority of members in the category are in their early 40s, so they are spreading out the fees for three to six years (the maximum is 10 years). The members still pay annual dues and are assessed the same dues as regular memberships.

“It really does provide an opportunity for younger members to join [the club] sooner rather than later,” Castro said. “It’s been really well received. The junior executives are playing a lot more golf, bringing their kids in for lessons. The whole family has really gotten behind the category.”

Castro also reported that the former resident member category is also doing well, with 29 members now enrolled. Members in that category pay a premium of 10 percent over regular dues and pay the full debt service assessment.