The Country Club – La Jolla, CA
A genteel residential area along the Pacific coast, the La Jolla Country Club neighborhood is so named for its proximity to the La Jolla Country Club and Golf Course. The Country Club itself has several dining rooms with excellent views, and observes the traditional proprieties of dress and protocol. Its 18-hole course features gentle slopes with a par 72, on Kikuyu grass. There are several other courses nearby, including the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve – a National Landmark — which includes a lagoon habitat for migratory birds. Also close-by is Mt. Soledad, a destination for hiking and cycling, due to its having spectacular views.
Country Club Real Estate
A wide variety of elegant custom-designed homes among the canyons and rolling hills, feature a dynamic price range — from $500,000 to $7,000,000 — with ocean views and a surprising sense of privacy in an eclectic array of original and aesthetic styles, from craftsman cottages to Colonial and Spanish revival homes and ranch-styles to attractive residences in the California modern style. For more information about Country Club real estate, click the button below:
A Rich Tradition
The La Jolla Women’s Club – designed by American architect Irving Gill, one of the vanguard builders of the modern style in architecture – is uniquely situated and is considered to be one of Gill’s masterpieces. The La Jolla area has an interesting history. It was incorporated in 1850, at the time that the state of California was admitted to the Union. In the early 1890s, when limited rail service arrived, the area became more populous, and by 1809, the Episcopalian Bishop’s School – another historical landmark — was founded under the sponsorship of philanthropists Virginia and Ellen Browning Scripps. Within the next two or three years, electricity came to the area and shortly thereafter came the first motion picture showing, followed close on with the first newspaper – the La Jolla Light — and a theater. Then in the 1920s there came a few more specialized schools, including La Jolla Country Day School; leading eventually to the founding of the University of California, La Jolla campus, in 1960 – later changing its name to UC San Diego.
A World-class Resident
One of the most prominent members of the community – a resident of Mt. Soledad – was Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as “Dr. Seuss.” The Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego was named in his honor in 1995. It was designed by William Leonard Pereira and represents the brutalist style of “raw concrete” materials described by Le Corbusier, in reference to the modernist architectural movement.