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  The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Designed by the Robert Trent Jones II group, The Bridges' par 71 course boasts five sets of tees, playing almost 7,000 yards from the tips. Its dramatic terrain; deep canyons, lakes, streams and superb landscaping make it both mentally challenging and visually stimulating. The Bridges course hosted the internationally televised Battle at The Bridges with golf's super stars Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson defeating Tiger Woods and Ernie Els . Bridges home owners, members and their guests can look forward to more great Battles at The Bridges in 2004 and 2005.

From its commanding site at the center of the community, the magnificent 36,000 square foot clubhouse offers panoramic views of the golf course, its bridges, lakes, creeks and hillsides beyond. Winner of the coveted Gold Nugget Award for design, the clubhouse is grand in scale yet its rooms are intimate in size. The service is world-class but with an informal atmosphere that encourages members to become good friends. Certainly one of the most beautiful and elegant club facilities of its kind in the country, it features a handsome formal dining room, a living room, a wine loft with private dining room, grill room, men's and women's card rooms, spas and much, much more. For information about membership in The Bridges Club, please call 858-756-8700 and ask for Joni Stuart.

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At the Sports Centre you'll find everything you would expect in a world-class health club and day spa, amid one of the most beautiful and tranquil settings imaginable. A pool center with lap pool, children's wading pool, outdoor spa, locker and shower facilities, and landscaped deck area. The Poolside Grill with indoor and outdoor lounges, healthy fare snack bar and barbecue area. A gym for half-court basketball games and fitness classes. State-of-the-art fitness area. Two tennis courts. Men's and women's locker room and lounge with dressing area, shower, spa and full sauna facility. Two luxurious, fully equipped massage and skin care treatment rooms.

Rancho Santa Fe is proud of its rich historical heritage. A testament to good planning, design, and respect for history and the environment, Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most sought-after places to live in Southern California. Originally an Indian rancheria, the land was granted to Juan Maria Osuna, the alcalde of San Diego, in approximately 1840. In 1906, a subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railroad purchased the land for its eucalyptus forests, in order to manufacture railroad ties. Architect Lillian Rice began the design and planning of the community in 1922 her work laid the foundation for the preservation and enhancement of the ranch's beauty.

Residents of Rancho Santa Fe enjoy convenient access to a myriad of recreational experiences: The community supports several nonprofit charitable and educational organizations which supplement the quality of life for local residents and provide an active social life for their participants. Outdoor recreational facilities include botanical gardens and several topnotch golf, polo, horseback riding, boating, and tennis clubs. Cultural arts events include live theater, opera, ballet, musical groups, and art exhibitions, to name a few. Family entertainment opportunities are endless, including museums, Sea World, the recently-constructed Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, professional sporting events, and so on.

No visit to Rancho Santa Fe is complete without a visit to The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (phone 800-THE-INN1 or 800-843-4661). This historic complex designed in 1922, quickly grew from a twelve-room guest house for Rancho Santa Fe officials to a luxury resort catering to Hollywood movie stars such as Errol Flyn, Bette Davis, and Jimmy Stewart. Listed in "Distinguished Hotels of America" and "Country Inns of America," the Inn features the finest in hospitality. There are numerous other hotels and inns in the area. The sales staff of The Bridges will be happy to make recommendations. When it comes to education, your children deserve the best. The Bridges is part of the acclaimed Rancho Santa Fe School District for both elementary and intermediate education (phone 856-756-1141). The San Diego High School District services grades 9-12 (phone 760-753-6491). Private education opportunities are also located within the vicinity. Community Colleges include Mira Costa College and the San Elijo Campus. Local universities are University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, and California State University at San Marcos. Visitors to Rancho Santa Fe will find a nice selection of fine shops and restaurants in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe... within walking distance from The Inn. Restaurants range from the English country charm of the popular Thyme Cafe and Bakery to the award-winning Mille Fleurs restaurant. Boutiques featuring the finest in merchandise such as designer women's and children's wear, elegant estate and fine jewelry, and exquisite European antiques. There are also shops catering to golf and polo enthusiasts

Course Amenities:   Resort •  Private •  Practice facility •  Driving Range •  Restaurant •