The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe welcomes 34 new members in 2012

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, one of the nation’s most prestigious golf course communities, demonstrated strong growth in 2012 with an average increase of more than two new club members per month.

Twenty-eight new golf memberships were sold last year including 22 at an initiation level of $125,000 and six out-of-area members who joined as national members at $35,000 each.

Social membership reached capacity last year with the addition of six new members at $25,000 each.

The club currently has only 37 golf equity memberships remaining to sell.

“The club’s solid year of growth was due in large part to the involvement of our existing members,” said The Bridges General Manager Sean McCune. “It’s a testament to our extraordinary sense of community when our members continue to refer their personal circle of family and friends.”

New residents of Rancho Santa Fe were also a source of growth for The Bridges in 2012.

“One of the initial attractions for relocating executives and retirees to the Rancho Santa Fe area is the abundance of great golf courses,” added McCune. “As they narrow down their choices, they discover how much The Bridges has distinguished itself amongst other options.

“First and foremost, the course is truly one of the most beautiful layouts in the country. We draw some of the best players in the world to work on their games on a course free of distractions. And with our tight limit on golf memberships, walk-on play is never an issue for our members.”

With extraordinary architecture, evocative of a Tuscan hill town, the 36,000-square-foot clubhouse at The Bridges provides a friendly, casual, and elegantly comfortable environment for dining and conversation.

“Guests to The Bridges often comment about our focus on the culinary arts and rank our main restaurant as one of the best in Southern California,” added McCune. “Chef Chris Buffin creates seasonal menus showcasing just-picked produce from the club’s organic garden, while sommelier Mark Valin is constantly on hand to help members with wine pairings and recommendations for their personal cellars.”

Additional layers of activities at The Bridges include world-class facilities for tennis and recreation, workout classes and personal training, as well as bocce and other court sports.

Applications for new memberships – both at the Equity Golf and National level – are now being accepted. For membership information, contact Gordon Cooke at 858-756-8055.