Country Club real estate is some of the most sought-after in La Jolla because it’s private, peaceful and beautiful. Within the prominent Country Club community, buyers will find exquisite luxury homes with unforgettable panoramic views and a charming history that is deeply intertwined with golf.
A glimpse of Country Club then
According to La Jolla Light, the Jewel’s first golf club was organized in 1900 and expanded in 1926 when the sport experienced a boom in popularity. Rising middle class interest across the nation resulted in the number of weekend golfers swelling to a half million rather unexpectedly. In response, La Jolla built its first golf course, which consisted of six holes that rambled along Prospect Street to Torrey Pines Road.
La Jolla Historical Society’s historian, Carol Olten, stated that the early golf course was moved up to the Country Club area due to increased automobile traffic during the 1920s golf fervor. Harold James Muir, who bought and developed the Muirlands, assisted financially with building the new course.
Time passed and in 1996 the course underwent an extensive $6.9 million remodel effort that restored it to its original William Bell design, a Monterey Spanish colonial architectural style, circa late 1920s.
A glimpse of Country Club now
La Jolla’s original six-hole dirt course has matured to a rather prestigious course surrounded by Country Club’s remarkable collection of custom homes. Today, the “course on a hill” is an impressive 130-acre expanse with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.
Although the golf course is what started it all, there’s more to County Club real estate’s undeniable allure. The secluded community is also known for its awe-inspiring panoramic views. Set above the Village on winding roads, Country Club hillside and fairway estates offer incredible views of the golf course, the Village and the North Shore.
Country Club is also graced with a small number of historic homes from the 1900s and Spanish style homes from the 1920s. To the delight of many, architectural influences are varied in Country Club and include French Country, contemporary, Spanish and traditional designs. In addition to this, Olten stated that a number of Country Club’s homes boast a Midcentury Modern design that is a derivative of the California Ranch style built primarily in the 1950s and 1960s.