Edit ModuleShow Tags

Golf: The Santaluz Club

18 Holes with Tina Mickelson


Published:

Tina Mickelson

The Santaluz Club

8170 Caminito Santaluz East
San Diego
858-759-3131

Yardages range from 7,112 from the back tees to 5,173 from the
forward tees.

The Santaluz Club is a private golf club near the Carmel Valley area, but residents and locals know the area simply as Santaluz. (Full disclosure: Santaluz is my home club, but even if it weren’t, it’s still worth a look.) The golf course opened for play in 2002 and the idea was to create a “family of golfers” instead of merely filling a membership quota. As a result, a round of golf involves more than just playing a great course. It’s a major hang session with close friends.

The course blends with its natural surroundings and features elevated tee boxes, undulating greens, 87 challenging bunkers, and soft ocean breezes. And in terms of sustainability, Santaluz is staying ahead of the curve. The Bermuda grass on the tee boxes and in the fairways is drought-tolerant, reclaimed water is used on the golf course, and the soil is constantly probed to ensure the grass is getting only as much water as it needs. It’s also one of a few courses in San Diego to have pure Bent Grass greens that are mown and rolled every day. The Poa Annua grass is kept at bay by plucking it out of each green once a month.

This little pocket of perfection also has its very own microclimate. The golf course has seen only one day of frost in 12 years. There is also a Chef’s Garden and recently added vineyard, which will bottle its own wine.

There’s just one problem with this sanctuary: Once you’re inside the gates, it’s very tough to leave.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Trail of the Month: Hellhole Canyon, Borrego Springs

Don't forget to Instagram your Fitbit at the end of the 9.3 mile trek

Where to Run in San Diego in October

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more

Trail of the Month: Carlsbad Aviara Trails

There's cool breezes off the lagoon in the summer months and side trails aplenty to lengthen your distance
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
    Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
  2. Best of San Diego Party 2018
  3. A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’
    The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
  4. What San Diego Women Want
    53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
  5. First Look: Lola 55
    A top restaurant industry strategist brings a chef-driven taco shop to the East Village
  6. Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu
    In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags