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The Jack Nicklaus Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Harbrecht Development, LP; Nicklaus Design
730 acres
Golf Course and Country Club - 269 acres;
Residential – 216 acres,
250 units;
Natural Open Space – 245 acres
March 2006

Located in north San Diego County adjacent to the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, the Jack Nicklaus Country Club at McCrink Ranch proposes an 18-hole private golf course and country club complimented by 250 custom and semi-custom home sites setting on 730 acres of rolling hills and meadows.

In November 2001, Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design approached the landowner, The McCrink Family, with the interest of establishing a namesake country club on the west coast, comparable to the Nicklaus Country Club in Florida. Membership would be private, the community gated and the home site exclusive, ranging in size from comfortable villas to 2-acre lots. The Ritz Carlton Company expressed an interest in providing “house service” to the homes, as well as some units that could be purchased as “percent-ownership.” Michael Madden Associates
has had a long history planning various golf course and community scenarios on the property for the McCrink Family. In concert with Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design, Michael Madden Associates prepared planning, design and grading studies to accommodate fairway modifications as proposed by Jack Nicklaus and prepared the community master plan based upon program criteria established by the McCrink/Nicklaus partnership.

Home sites sit upon the gently sloping terrain with views to the golf course and surrounding mountains. The golf course meanders through meadows and ravines with spectacular terrain challenges and memorable holes. Storm water flow and retention is incorporated into lake features, some of which are intended for irrigation holding. The Country Club is located somewhat central to the community allowing for a golf course layout with “returning-9’s” and will include swimming and tennis facilities.

Streets will be private, narrow and scaled to the pedestrian. Street signage and lighting will be thematic and memorable, i.e. posted speeds at 24mph or 29mph on wood-like postings. Architectural design guidelines are intended to ensure quality design and construction of homes and to provide an understanding of that expectation.
The Jack Nicklaus Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
 
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