The fully residential Country Club neighborhood takes its name from the venerable, private 18-hole golf course that meanders within its boundaries. Created in 1928 by William P. Bell, this scenic par-72 course is anchored by a clubhouse built in the Monterey colonial style. With its multiple dining rooms and spectacular ocean views, it is one of the region’s best entertainment venues.
Situated on a plateau in the Mount Soledad foothills overlooking both the Pacific Ocean and the quaint La Jolla Village business district, this area features homes that tend to be spacious and offer commanding views of both the golf course and the seascape. Most sit on large lots surrounded by mature landscaping that, coupled with the predominantly hilly terrain, creates a sense of serene privacy. Although some of these homes date to the 1920s and 1930s, the majority were built during the 1970s.
This enclave is characterized by a mix of elegant properties. On the slopes to the north of the golf course, gated estates predominate. Smaller homes nestle along roads that wind uphill past wooded canyons. To the west above them is the gated La Jolla Summit community comprising 145 detached condominiums whose owners enjoy many amenities, including a clubhouse, exercise facilities, swimming pools, and tennis courts. The exclusive Country Club neighborhood, which is perfectly ensconced between The Village and La Jolla Shores beach, boasts easy access to all that the region has to offer.
The La Jolla Natural Park, which is located within the borders of the enclave, adds to the area’s delightful ambience. One of San Diego’s best-kept secrets, this reserve is 42 acres of open space that is perfect for hiking, studying native wildlife and vegetation, and being inspired by breathtaking, panoramic ocean views.
Because of the community’s prestige, beauty, and seclusion, Country Club properties are highly sought after. Potential buyers must therefore follow the market closely and be prepared with their offers.