Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
The Santaluz Club
San Diego, California
Image: The Santaluz Club
Course Type
Design Roles
Original Design
Additional Work
(Long Range Master Plan (Ongoing))
Greg Muirhead

Client Course Description

At the center of Santaluz is the Rees Jones-designed, 250-acre Santaluz Golf Course, a championship course crafted in accordance with the contours of the land and designed to blend challenge with beauty in a setting unlike any other. The course is highlighted by vistas and panoramic views, and framed by an award-winning native landscape. The Santaluz Golf Course appeals to the artist, adventurer, and nature-lover that hides inside every passionate golfer.

Designer Notes

Set within the rolling hills of San Diego, The Santaluz Club offers a challenging and visually striking course that incorporates significant elevation change and dramatic, natural canyons. The course features generous fairways, uniquely contoured greens and bold, sculptured bunkers.  The course offers stunning panoramic vistas of the surrounding, native California landscape, including nearby La Jolla, CA and the Pacific Ocean.

Throughout 2020 – 2022, we have worked with the Club to develop a Long Range Master Plan that will improve the overall playability and challenge of the course, add new Forward and Intermediate tees, completely renovate all sand bunkers, expand and enhance the practice facility and reduce maintained turf areas, thereby streamlining the daily maintenance operation and expense, as well as reducing overall reuse water consumption and associated turf management inputs.

Membership review of the Master Plan and approval of the Practice Facility enhancements is currently underway.

Course Photos

Long Range Master Plan and Practice Area


Award Publication
Top 200 Residential Courses in the U.S. - Top 100 (2022-23) Golfweek
America's Best Residential Courses Golfweek

More Information

For more information about The Santaluz Club, please visit the course’s website.