Dallas National Golf Club

Dallas, Texas

Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Rancho Santa Fe, California)

Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1999

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (858) 759-7200

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 18550 Seven Bridges Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California  92091

Photos:  See additional photos of Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Accolades:  Ranked 15th in California on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is an excellent course that delivers a solid mix of attractive scenery, challenging holes, and an overall fair layout. The course burst onto the national scene when it was the venue for the Battle at the Bridges, a primetime golf event on ABC. Players that competed in the 4-man event over the years include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, John Daly, Ernie Els, and others. Phil Mickelson originally wasn't one of the foursome in the "Battle" TV series, but when they came to The Bridges (a course he is a member at) he wasn't going to gaze from the outside any longer. The course features loads of bunkers, a handful of forced carries, and some dramatic elevation changes. Seven set of tees have been given a slope and rating and vary 2000 yards from the front tees to the back tees. Lastly, the course features a stunning 35,000 square foot clubhouse that can handle virtually any size event the club chooses to hold.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 6965 73.7 143
Gold 71 6598 72.0 138
Bridges 71 6419 71.4 136
Blue 71 6178 70.3 133
White 71 5779 67.9 125
Combo (Women) 71 5501 72.1 130
Red (Women) 71 5089 69.4 122

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  10th Hole – 395 Yard Par 4

10th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (395 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (395 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  11th Hole – 180 Yards

11th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (180 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (180 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 441 Yards

18th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (441 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (441 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th Hole – 571 Yards

Birdie Time:  16th Hole – 556 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  5th Hole – 429 Yard Par 4

5th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (429 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (429 Yard Par 4)

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