Rancho Santa Fe is a lavish ranch community located 20 miles north of Downtown San Diego, and is four miles east of the coast, parallel to Solana Beach. Rancho Santa Fe is ranked as the sixth most expensive zip code in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine, with a median home sale price of $3,362,000. The approximate population is 8,842.
Rancho Santa Fe, or “RSF” for short, is known for its luxury estate homes and country clubs. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, and memberships are only available to members of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, by virtue of ownership of Covenant property. The Club currently has over 650 members. The Tennis Club which is located north of downtown Rancho Santa Fe and adjacent to the Golf Club, includes twelve championship courts and two soft courts.
Rancho Santa School District operates elementary and middle school for the community, beginning the ninth grade students are served by the San Dieguito Union High School District.
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Rancho Santa Fe
The Community of Rancho Santa Fe is located four miles inlandfrom the Pacific Ocean in northern San Diego County, twenty miles north of Downtown San Diego. It lies east of the City of Solana Beach, between the San Dieguito River and Escondido Creek. The Covenant and its neighboring San Dieguito River Valley environs are within the unincorporated areas governed by the County of San Diego.
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, and is operated by the Club’s Board of Governors under a memorandum of understanding dating to 1987. It is the Association’s most substantial recreational asset. Membership in the Club is available only to members of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, by virtue of ownership of Covenant property. The Club currently has over 650 members. A variety of membership types, including privileges for a limited number of rounds per year, are available and can be explored with the Association’s Member Services staff.
The original course, designed by Max Behr, opened in 1927 and was the original site of the Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament. The course underwent an extensive renovation and replanting in 2002. This world-class course is an eighteen hole, 7,073 yard par 72 course recently redesigned by David Fleming. A full service pro shop features bag storage, club repair, merchandise sales and cart rentals. The 13,000 square foot golf clubhouse was extensively remodeled in 1995. Its dining room and lounge are available for use by all Rancho Santa Fe Association members. This facility can also accommodate catered special event group functions for members on a rental basis. The course and clubhouse are located on Via de la Cumbre, north of the Village.
The Tennis Club is located just north of downtown Rancho Santa Fe and adjacent to the Golf Club on Via de la Cumbre. This “Lily Award” winning clubhouse is nestled in a natural setting that overlooks the courts as well as the golf course. The 3,100 square foot tennis clubhouse contains the pro shop, including merchandise sales and racquet repair, and the Club’s activity center.
The Tennis Club boasts twelve championship courts including two soft courts. An enthusiastic group of tennis players keep the courts busy with league play, socials, weekly mixers, summer camps for juniors, and tournaments. Private and group lessons are available for adult and junior players of all levels. Their philosophy is to
make learning as fun as possible, and to build confidence in the player as well as a love for the game. The staff includes two full- time professionals, two weekend professionals, and four junior professionals.
Rancho Riding Club
The Rancho Riding Club was founded in 1946 and occupies eleven acres in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe.This beautiful, private facility is located on Rambla de las Flores, south of La Granada.
The Rancho Riding Club offers box stalls, outside corrals, six turnouts and two round pens, hot water wash racks, cross ties, 6-horse free flow exerciser and three rings. In addition, Association members and their guests have access to miles of trails located throughout the Covenant. Horses are fed hay three times a day, and staff provides daily stall and ring maintenance. Priority is afforded to Association members.
The entire family is invited to attend horse shows, social activities, and instructors are available to give lessons to children and adults on wonderful schooling horses in a variety of disciplines. This active riding club has wonderful assets for horse and rider!
Rancho Santa Fe Community Center
The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is located directly behind the Association Office. The Community Center focuses on the heart of this community by providing programs and services to residents of the Ranch.
From after-school and vacation camps for youth and teens to recreational, social and educational classes for adults, the Center provides all ages of this community with a place of fun and learning.
Funded by memberships, contributions, program fees and annual fund-raisers, this non-profit organization relies on the Ranch community to support day-to-day operations.
The Community Center’s vision for the future is to bring Rancho Santa Fe together in a spirit of collaboration and fun through programs and events that are widely recognized by the community for their value to all age groups.
The Garden Club The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club was founded in 1926. Now, as it was upon its founding, the Club’s objectives are to encourage interest in gardening and landscaping on the Ranch, to promote civic pride through beautification and to provide a social venue for its members and their guests.