Beyond the Gates: A Look at Rancho Santa Fe’s Exclusive Resort Communities

Are you looking for the ultimate resort-style retreat for your new home? The greater Rancho Santa Fe area encompasses a variety of prestigious golf and country clubs for those seeking to get the most out of San Diego’s amazing weather and live an active lifestyle. With so many options, it can be challenging to decide what community and club are right for you. Learn more about these exclusive clubs and neighborhoods to discover which one best fits your lifestyle.



Del Mar Country Club

The guarded and gated Del Mar Country Club off San Dieguito Road features a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course and 55,000 SF clubhouse. In addition to Del Mar Country Club's championship course, which is “as mesmerizing as it is challenging,” the club’s sports offerings include six U.S. Open-styled tennis courts, a Junior Olympic swimming pool, and state of the art fitness facilities. Ideal for those who require flexibility in their schedules, the club has adopted a “No Tee Time” policy, so that members may show up and get started whenever they are ready. Integrated naturally into the surrounding terrain, the course unfolds with five different tee settings, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all levels of play. A kid’s playground area, a variety of events throughout the year, and two restaurants bring the community together to socialize as well. Del Mar Country Club is in the highly rated school district of Rancho Santa Fe.


Four miles to the beach, the Del Mar Country Club has 100 custom homes ranging from 3-6 bedrooms, with the majority being 4 to 5 bedroom homes and about half of the homes with 4,000 to 6,000 SF of living space.





Fairbanks Country Club

A premier resort-style property, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club offers the ultimate in hospitality and healthy living—from championship golf and tennis to a brand-new outdoor pool and “Field of Dreams” sports complex. Memberships offer unlimited fitness classes (yoga, pilates, cycling, and IGNITE), complimentary golf rounds, unlimited sports (swimming, tennis, pickleball, basketball, and golf), as well as in-club child care and exclusive kids’ events including movie nights, summer camps, and sports clinics. True to Rancho Santa Fe’s reputation as a rural getaway in the city, Fairbanks Ranch also features an equestrian center with groomed trails, three arenas, and six turnouts in a beautiful park-like setting with multiple lakes.


Encompassing 595 homes ranging from 2 to 11 bedrooms and 1,109 to 31,068 SF of living space, Fairbanks Ranch offers something for everyone. With 344 homes over 6,000 SF, Fairbanks Ranch is ideal for those looking for space. 






The Farms Golf Club

A year-round private Southern California golf club, The Farms in Rancho Santa Fe attracts major tournaments and golf legends alike due to the challenging nature of the championship-level course. RSF Farms also offers members a full social calendar and family friendly amenities. Memberships include full access to all the Club’s facilities and amenities including the 18-hole championship golf course, premier practice facilities, the Clubhouse, dining rooms and social events and activities like wine and beer tasting and cooking classes. 


There are 91 homes in the RSF Farms gated community ranging from 2 to 6 bedrooms with living spaces between 3,797 to 10,153 SF. The majority, 77, of which are 4 to 5 bedrooms with most homes being between 4,000 to 6,000 SF of living space.



Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Dedicated to improving personal wellness Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa offers spa and tennis memberships with pool access. The spa and wellness package gives access to reformer Pilates, TRX, yoga, spin, cardio, sculpt, stretch, and restorative classes as well as a beautiful and airy fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment. Additionally, the contrast hydrotherapy circuit features a eucalyptus steam room, dry cedar sauna, whirlpools, and cold plunge in a lush outdoor setting. The Rancho Valencia Tennis Membership features events, match scheduling, and tennis facilities on 2 Red European clay courts, 14 plexi-pave hard courts, and 3 pickleball courts in a lush garden setting. 


With only 30 residences (as well as 30 timeshares known as The Villas), Rancho Valencia single family homes range from 2 to 6 bedrooms with the greatest share being 3-bedroom homes. Ranging in size from 3,512 to 14,961 SF of living space, ⅓ of the homes fall between 5,000-6,000 SF. 



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Linda Lederer Bernstein

Linda Lederer Bernstein

DRE #1527365
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