The Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club annual Invitational is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The tournament has registered a full field of 144 amateur women golfers from across Southern California.

Check-in for the event will begin at 6:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be four-person team modified waltz.

Day breaks over the course at Rancho Bernardo Inn (Photo by Chris Hayman)

“Our club is especially pleased to host this year’s Invitational as we celebrate our 55th year as an organization,” said Dena Marvel, club president. “Each year, we strive to make the tournament a fun and rewarding experience – including golf on the beautiful RBI course, a gourmet lunch prepared by the RBI culinary team, and lots of prizes.”

This year, entries opened on March 1 and closed early — in mid-March. The entry fee is $95 per player, which includes greens fees, golf cart, range balls, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes. The tournament theme is, “America, the Beautiful: Celebrating state flowers across the nation.”

The Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club was founded in 1963. The first Invitational was a three-day event in spring 1964 and has since grown into one of the premier women’s golfing events in the county.

Rancho Bernardo Inn, located at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive in north San Diego County, is a destination resort known for its superb golf and spa facilities and for its exceptional cuisine.

The 18-hole championship golf course opened for play in 1962 and was originally designed by William Francis Bell, also the architect of Torrey Pines and several other top-rated courses in Southern California. RBI is managed by JC Golf Management and has a championship rating of 72.3. More information about the course is available at 888-976-4417 or at https://www.ranchobernardoinn.com.