Located in the rocky hills of North San Diego County, California, The Bridges stands as one of Robert Trent Jones II’s most dramatic designs. Blessed with distant views of the Pacific Ocean and routed over deep canyons and streams, The Bridges occupies a landscape that brings to mind the Italian hill country of Tuscany (especially its citrus orchards, olive groves and stands of cypress and eucalyptus trees). The Bridges’ setting provided excitement from the project’s inception, and the final product—a par-71 course that spans 6,870 yards and carries a slope of 145—has met the developers’ lofty goal of achieving recognition as one of the best golf courses in the country.
Designed with the character of classic southern California courses in mind (such as The Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club), The Bridges offers many risk/reward scenarios for golfers who like to take chances. But it also supplies wide fairways for more conservative play. A 285-foot-long bridge suspended over a canyon on the tenth hole, visible from the clubhouse, serves as The Bridges’ signature feature.
In 2003, 2004 and 2005, The Bridges provided the setting for an exciting series of matches, called “The Battle at The Bridges,” featuring great professionals such as Tiger Woods, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, and Phil Mickelson, who also resides at The Bridges. .