A World Class Golf Community in San Diego- The Bridges
“There is nothing more serious than pleasure.” -Claude Terrail, owner and director of the restaurant Tour d’Argent in Paris
Living in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is spectacular. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check-out our video of The Bridges here. There really is not a community close by that stacks up against it. We wrote an article last month about why we love The Bridges, (check it out here) but after I read through it a few times, I started thinking about all of the extra things that The Bridges has to offer. If you’re looking for a fabulously friendly area in the Rancho Santa Fe school district or community, consider The Bridges for a splendid living experience.
One of the most special aspects of The Bridges community is the Concierge service. Concierge here in The Bridges provides many luxury services such as grocery shopping, delivery of food from the in-community restaurants to your home, and making reservations at your favorite restaurants and hotels in town. The concierge provides a lot more than just running errands for you though. It also provides dry cleaning, laundry drop-off and pick-up services, and references to the best medical facilities, health spas, and travel including readily available private jets. Extraordinary services include picking up your car, washing it and delivering it to your driveway again and providing you with reliable information on the best caretakers, babysitters, house-sitters and pet-sitters you could ask for! Some residents like to boast about how long it’s been since they’ve left “the gates” of The Bridges!
Another great aspect of The Bridges is the Tennis and Rec Center. This facility was completed just a couple of years ago and includes:
• Four tennis courts
• Professional tennis instruction, leagues and events
• An e-Lounge and art room for kids
• Professional tennis shop
• Locker rooms
• Outdoor BBQ and picnic area
• Dog park
• Bocce ball court
• Sport field for soccer and other fun activities
• Multi-purpose sports court for basketball, volleyball, and paddle tennis
• Kids day camps
• Mommy and Me classes
• Movie nights
Another marvelous facility in the community is the Sports Center. This is one of the most-used benefits of both golf and social members. The Sports Center includes a casual dining restaurant, an outdoor pool (with children’s toys and towel service), jacuzzi, and kiddie pool along with complementary fruit, hot chocolate, and coffee in the morning, and doggie treats all day.
Across from the pool area, a full-service, state-of-the-art gym with cardio equipment and weights provides members with numerous opportunities to get exercise. The Sports Center also provides dry saunas for both men and women, an indoor basketball court, and a team of certified personal trainers. Trainers and instructors lead weekly classes that include aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Spin, and yoga.
If you’re looking to spend even more time at the Sports Center, you can utilize the showers, sauna and locker room incorporated in the facility. Schedule a deep-tissue massage or facial with the licensed massage therapists and aestheticians in the private massage rooms on site. There is truly something for everyone!
This quaint neighborhood is anchored by an architecturally award winning, Tuscan-style Clubhouse that includes the extravagant Bridges Grille restaurant. The Bridges grille has an extensive wine list, a full service bar, and a menu that incorporates organic produce, some coming straight from the vegetable garden here in The Bridges. Every day, complimentary fruit, coffee, juice, frozen yogurt, and cookies (freshly baked daily at 2:00pm) are served. Other exciting features of the Clubhouse are:
• Men’s card room and locker room
• Women’s locker room
• Professional golf shop
• Valet parking
• Catering services including food, service, and valet to your home
• Three world-class golf practice facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and professional golf instruction
Perhaps the greatest benefit of enjoying life inside the gates is the numerous special events that go on throughout the year. Summer concerts, family dinner nights, and weekly wine tastings are just a few of the unique experiences available here in The Bridges. Here are a few others:
• Signature golf tournaments including the annual Chianti Men’s Member-Guest Tournament
• Cooking classes
• Hiking events
• San Diego community tours
• Distinguished guest speakers
• New Years Eve Parties
• Special events for most major holidays
• Spring Carnivals featuring an Easter egg hunt, and the Easter bunny landing in a helicopter on the driving range! No kidding!
There are four membership types available in The Bridges community: Full Equity Golf, National Golf, Social (available to those who live within the Bridges community), and Junior/Legacy Golf. The Equity Golf members now own the club outright as the turnover from Lennar occurred earlier this year. For more information about each membership type, what they provide and costs, feel free to give me a call at 858-260-0252.
Homes in The Bridges
The Bridges has over 240 homes. There are two sections of the community that have planned homes: the “Villas” have three floor plans ranging from about 2,900 to 3,800, square feet, and homes in the “Cortile Collection” also have three floor plans ranging from 4,433 to 5,234 square feet. There are also larger custom homes, some reaching over 10,000 square feet. Home prices in The Bridges range from just under $2M to well over $8M. If you’re looking to live in a very exclusive and exceptional place, look into The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe. I think you may really enjoy your new home!