The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1999

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (858) 759-7200

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit The 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 The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Accolades: Ranked 14th in the state of California on Golf Digest's 2013-14 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.

Signature Hole:  10th - 395 Yard Par 4

10th Hole at The Bridges (395 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Bridges (395 Yard Par 4)

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

Best Par 3:  11th - 180 Yards

11th Hole at The Bridges (180 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at The Bridges (180 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th - 441 Yards

18th Hole at The Bridges (441 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Bridges (441 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th - 571 Yards

Birdie Time:  16th - 556 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  5th - 429 Yard Par 4

5th Hole at The Bridges (429 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at The Bridges (429 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade B+

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