Rancho Santa Fe community survey on pool, fitness center could go out in May


By Karen Billing

The committee looking at the potential to add a pool and fitness center at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is making quick progress, according to Association Director Heather Slosar, who serves as the board’s liaison on the committee.

The group is studying potential location, facility design and potential financing, and hopes to have a concept design done by May 1. Slosar said at that time the goal is to engage Club Mark to prepare a community-wide survey by the end of May to gauge members’ opinions on the cost and design of the project, as well as the desire for the facilities.

“I know some people say that’s really fast,” Slosar said of the May timeline. “But we don’t want to use a lot of staff time if the membership does not want it. If we get positive feedback, we will proceed. If not, we will disband.”

The committee’s work was generated by last year’s Golf Club satisfaction survey done by Club Mark. Survey results showed that 58 percent said their experience at the club would be improved with a fitness center and 42 percent with a swim complex.