Bonita Golf Club is located near San Diego, California just below the Sweetwater Reservoir. The Sweetwater Creek runs through the Billy Bell designed course that was constructed in the mid 1980s. The original club was founded in 1958 and had been located just a few miles away from its present location.
Forrest Richardson & Associates conducted a thorough historical research into the design of the original course, studying the Bell plans and old aerials. Together with present day surveys and records, we set out to develop a strategic plan that would embrace the classic values of the course and return the grandeur and charm to the layout.
The result has been collected into a full Master Plan document, much of which is being implemented by the club on an ongoing basis. Major work to replace shorelines, re-route holes along the creek, and expand the practice area, will be undertaken on a phased basis.