Nine new members join Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club


By Karen Billing

A new feature of Rancho Santa Fe Association board meetings is a report from the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Manager Al Castro.

At the Feb. 21 Association meeting, Castro had good news to report—that the club had enrolled nine new members in February. Six of the nine new members are in the junior executive membership category, which the RSF Association board just approved at its Jan. 17 meeting. The new junior executive membership category allows new members under age 48 to spread out their enrollment fees in installments.

Castro also said that several great events are on the horizon at the club.

The club is hosting a huge wine festival on Saturday, March 9, from 5-8 p.m. The festival will feature 30-plus wineries and some “phenomenal” pricing, Castro said.

The club is also already planning its Easter brunch event on Sunday, March 31. They expect 500 to 600 diners and will have an expanded egg hunt for children, as well as a petting zoo.

RSF Association Director Ann Feighner remarked that she has liked seeing a renewed energy at the Golf Club and seeing so many people in the clubhouse for meals or events.

“I love the fact that we’re seeing this kind of response from the community,” Castro said.

The Golf Club’s planned removal of about 150 trees to improve course playability has yet to be reviewed by the Art Jury or RSF Association board. A communitywide meeting will be held on the topic before the Association board makes its decision. RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said the public will have two to three weeks advance notice of such a meeting but it has yet to be scheduled.