Fact Sheet

Opened in the early 1960’s, StoneRidge Golf Course consists of 117 acres located off Espola Road in northwest Poway, CA.
Over the last 60 plus years, StoneRidge has experienced multiple owners and multiple bankruptcies. The business operations and property were allowed to deteriorate substantially and the property fell into foreclosure.

In 2013, No Stone Left Unturned, LLC purchased the property out of foreclosure. Since, infrastructure investment and several improvements have been made to StoneRidge in an effort to retain and attract new members. Those include the bringing in of a new management team, re-surfacing of tennis courts, a cosmetic remodel of the Banquet and Main Dining rooms, construction of a well, golf course improvements, and replacement of 40 golf carts; however, membership, rounds and revenue continue to drop.

As currently structured, StoneRidge is not viable to continue operations.


Substantial and costly improvements are needed to address several issues including, but not limited to:

  • A water-wasting, worn-out irrigation infrastructure
  • An obsolete, inefficient and deteriorated Clubhouse
  • Safety hazards for both employees and users
  • Outdated restrooms and locker rooms
  • Badly dilapidated internal roads and infrastructure
  • Does not meet current ADA compliance standards
In 2015, StoneRidge ownership began to look at options for both the business operation and the 117 acres of property. In June 2016, a group of residents and club members formed as the non-profit organization, Poway Open Space, LLC with the mission to ensure StoneRidge remain open. After numerous meetings over 9 months, Poway Open Space and StoneRidge ownership agreed that the only viable solution to avoid closure was to develop a portion of the property and keep an 18-hole golf course and its’ green space to retain property values of the homes adjacent-to and near StoneRidge.

Terms of Agreement were set and a conceptual redevelopment site plan was developed by a design team, led by CalAtlantic Homes and golf architect Ted Robinson, Jr. The Terms of Agreement and Conceptual Site Plan were approved by the Poway Open Space Board of Directors and ownership.
Legally binding agreement between Poway Open Space and StoneRidge ownership includes:

  1. Limit residential development to no more than 15 of the 117 total acres
  2. Deed Restriction placed on golf acreage to ensure it is permanent, protected open space
  3. Deliver no less than a 70 par golf course
  4. Design and construct a brand new StoneRidge Clubhouse for both members and open to the community
  5. Provide Membership Transition Package for StoneRidge Swim and Tennis members to Rancho Arbolitos
  6. Residential development to be consistent with the Poway General Plan of 12 to 1 units per acre
  7. Restrict development to an age-qualified, 55+ community
  8. Model development after Auberge by CalAtlantic Homes
  9. Limit height to no more than two stories
  10. Cap residential unit count to no more than 180 units
  11. Maintain StoneRidge Golf Course in a first-class standard throughout both the Initiative process and City of Poway’s entitlement process
  12. Allow for complete community input and involvement in the entire process
Poway Open Space,LLC qualified an Initiative Petition (Measure A) with the City of Poway to ask voters to allow consideration of the redevelopment plan by the City of Poway.

On November 7, 2017 Poway voters will cast a YES or NO vote to allow new residences and construction of a new Clubhouse and new internal roads on 25 of the 117 acres that encompass the StoneRidge property. This would also lead to the preservation of 92 of the 117 acres as undevelopable, permanent open space and golf acreage.

The Initiative (Measure A) does THREE things:

  1. Places Residential Condominium (RC) zoning and the StoneRidge Overlay Zone on bottom half of StoneRidge property
  2. Limits within the new StoneRidge Overlay Zone, total development to 25 acres to include residential development, internal roads, slopes, infrastructure, utilities, parking and new Community Clubhouse
  3. Caps the number of new active adult (55+) residences to no more than 180

A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR STONERIDGE

A Permanent, Protected Open Space Solution: A Deed Restriction to prohibit any future development will be placed on the 92 acres of the new, refurbished golf course. The Deed Restriction will follow the property in perpetuity.

A New Community Clubhouse: Construction of a new Clubhouse will provide a new neighborhood restaurant and bar with indoor/outdoor seating, and flexible, multi-purpose spaces designed for community events, small group gatherings, small fitness classes, organization meetings, and activities to be enjoyed by both StoneRidge members and the public. It will also include golf member support services (pro shop, locker rooms etc.) and be built to the latest codes and standards (ADA compliance, energy efficiency etc.).

A Refurbished Golf Course: All 18 holes of golf will be refurbished with updated water wise technology and sustainable best practices installed. Led by Ted Robinson Jr., son of legendary golf architect and original StoneRidge designer Ted Robinson, the new course will be designed with all players in mind and positioned for market viability in the Greater San Diego area for future generations.

A new 55+ Active Adult Enclave: Based on neighbor and stakeholder feedback, the proposed new housing enclave will be designed for 55+ active adults. These elevator-served, single-level residences will be ideal for those seeking to downsize to maintenance-free living.

Additionally, the restriction as a 55+ active adult neighborhood removes any impact to Poway Unified Schools and reduces overall traffic impact.
  • Support Poway Open Space Initiative (Measure A) on November 7, 2017
  • If Initiative is approved by Poway voters, begin City’s entitlement process (12-18 months)
  • Conduct further site, technical and market research to refine the conceptual land use plan
  • Conduct community outreach to discuss detailed land use plan
  • Submit land use application to City of Poway
  • Technical studies (water, traffic, etc.)
  • Environmental Review (per CEQA rules)
  • City Council Hearing / Approval
  • Redevelopment construction begins (approx. 2020)