SUNRISE SKY – Coral clouds frame the early-morning golf course at Rancho Bernardo Inn. (Photo by Chris Hayman)

Photos document tournaments, events

The Rancho Bernardo Inn Women’s Golf Club sponsors several special tournaments and events each year, many of which are documented with photos and slideshows. This Gallery page and the pages that follow — 2021 Invitational, RBI Chef’s Garden and Bridges at RBI — highlight some of the best images from these annual events and other happenings at RBI.

2016 Invitational-Gallery

INVITATIONAL FOURSOME — Marilyn O’Neill, Patsy Krause, Arilla St. Laurent and Iris Delaney, who had a hole-in-one on No. 11 during the 2016 Invitational, wear red, white and blue. (Photo by Angela Schmidt)

Among the best-attended tournaments and events are the following:

The Invitational, normally scheduled each May, draws a full field of 144 women golfers from across Southern California. The first Invitational tournament was in spring 1964, during the Club’s first year as an organization. In 2020, the tournament was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, the Invitational was played on Tuesday, September 21. In 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021, players scored a hole-in-one during the tournament. Iris Delaney had a hole-in-one on No. 11 in 2016, and Chandra Chase had a hole-in-one on No. 11 in 2017. In 2019, Diana Bolander had a hole-in-one on No. 13. In 2021, Camille Medina scored a hole-in-one on No. 4. For complete results of the 2021 Invitational, please click here.

The Club Championship is a two-day major tournament and has been postponed in 2022 because of poor course conditions. Originally scheduled for June 7 and June 14, the tournament will be rescheduled. The tournament is a combined gross-score event.

The President’s Cup is a two-day major tournament and is scheduled for September 20 and September 27, 2022. The two-day tournament is a combined net-score event.

A Two-Person Scramble special tournament was played on March 22, 2022.

An Individual Eclectic special tournament has been rescheduled for August 23 and August 30, 2022.

The Holiday Tournament (Four-Person Scramble) is scheduled for December 6, 2022.

The Holiday Luncheon and Installation of 2023 Officers has been rescheduled for December 9, 2022.