The Story of The Farms Golf Club

An remarkable private golf club just outside San Diego that is dedicated entirely to the game of golf.



Our story...It’s extraordinary.

The original founders of The Farms Golf Club realized that there was a need for an exclusive, golf-centric club in the San Diego area. In 1984 these partners transformed a small lake and 240 acres into an award winning championship course with the help of golf legends Tommy Jacobs and Pete, Perry and Alice Dye. The Course is a challenging design with holes dotted among the carefully crafted, narrow fairways. The Farms Golf Club also features a clubhouse providing top-of-the-line amenities expected in an exclusive club, while showcasing the rolling hills so beloved by its members.

Renovations at The Farms Golf Club

In 1999, the golf club’s members acquired ownership of the course, as well as the 36,000 square foot clubhouse. 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.

The Farms’ History of Legends

The challenging nature of the championship-level course attracts major tournaments and golf legends alike. The club has hosted the several prestigious tournaments including the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Championship, USGA Amateur Qualifiers, SCGA Championships, NCAA Regionals, and Collegiate Invitationals.

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.