About The Farms Golf Club

A prestigious, exclusive club in Southern California, dedicated entirely to the game of golf

Our story...It’s extraordinary.

A challenging design with holes dotted among the carefully crafted, narrow fairways of a championship course A gentle putt beneath the shade of a eucalyptus tree, an air of serenity flowing from the babbling brook running alongside the greens. A clubhouse providing top-of-the-line amenities expected in an exclusive club, while showcasing the rolling hills so beloved by its members.

This was the vision held by the original founders when they first conceptualized what is now known as The Farms Golf Club in 1984. Realizing that there was a need for an exclusive, golf-centric club in the San Diego area, these partners transformed a small lake and 240 acres of cattle-grazing land into a world-class championship golf course. Iconic course designers Pete, Perry and Alice Dye created the original golfing experience for The Farms with the help of multi-time PGA Tour Champion Tommy Jacobs. By 1989, the dream had become a reality.


In 1999, the golf club’s members acquired ownership of the course, as well as the 36,000 square foot clubhouse designed by award-winning architect Robert Altevers. The transfer allowed the members to create and improve on a golf course that felt like home, while always pushing players to strengthen their game. In 2000, after conducting a nationwide search for the perfect architect, U.S. Amateur Champion John Fought was selected. Working with another PGA tour professional, Tom Lehman, John Fought guided the renovations, improving the playability of the course while adding features to enhance the golf course’s elegance and peaceful appeal. John best describes his work: “I want a player to come away from one of my courses saying, ‘I need to go play that again. I can do better on that hole.’” He made The Farms’ golf course an experience that is impossible to step away from, driving golfers to improve from the inexperienced to masters of the sport.

History of Legends

The challenging nature of the championship-level course attracts major tournaments and golf legends alike. Only a year after its opening, the club hosted the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Championship. Several prestigious tournaments have been held since then, including USGA Amateur Qualifiers, SCGA Championships, NCAA Regionals, and Collegiate Invitationals.
The course has been both created and enjoyed by the legends of golf. When the course was originally designed, PGA Tournament Professional Tommy Jacobs, the youngest player to be invited to The Masters for 58 years, worked with the original golf course architect to create a course layout that would “challenge all aspects of the game.” Following in his footsteps, the only golfer in history to be awarded the Player of the Year on all three PGA Tours, Tom Lehman, played an integral part of the course redesign. Both of these giants are still members of the club, as well as other PGA/LPGA champions such as Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, John Schroeder, and Liselotte Neumann.

Play at The Farms and walk the path of legends.

Having been a non-resident member for 20+ years, it is always
a joy to return to The Farms... It's everything I want in a golf club.”

William W.