La Jolla, California
Torrey Pines Golf Course
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La Jolla, CA 92037-1096
Unlike most courses that have hosted a U.S. Open Championship and a regular PGA Tour event, Torrey Pines GC is open to the public -- because it is owned and operated by the City of San Diego. It is located atop cliffs on the edge of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, and includes wildlife and the famous Torrey pine trees that are indigenous to the area. Rees Jones ("The Open Doctor") oversaw the reconditioning of the South Course in advance of the (memorable!) 2008 U.S. Open Championship, in which Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in a Monday playoff.
Please note that on both courses, the black tees are playable only with permission from the course. Rates shown below are for the South Course; North Course rates, as well as twilight and resident rates, are lower.
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wpurkiss - 7/8/13
Some of the best ocean views of any coastal course!
wardc3 - 4/29/13
Walk it if you can. Beautiful.
chiliepepper - 12/5/12
Golf shop staff, great! Maintenance crew, very poor. Girl running the fairway blower took 5 minutes to get from out front of the tee then proceeded to park right at the back of the tee while we teed off, with the engines running. Unacceptable. Guy plugging the green would not move until told to when we waited to hit into the green. Unacceptable. Course conditions, most greens were nice but slow, some had bare spots in areas.Tees and fairways, nice. Roughs, unmowed 8\" + you can loose a ball just off the fairway. It is a picturesque course but NOT worth 100 bucks + 40 bucks for a cart. If you are are SD city resident it is a fair value otherwise use your money to play 2x at other great SD county courses and have a cart included. To be sure its a nice course but better values can be found elsewhere with more respectful maintenance staff
StuDee - 9/4/12
played the north and south and loved both.south is a bit more expensive and a bit tougher but really fun to play.played 6weeks before the open and rough was nasty.
agipril - 7/2/12
I played the South course in June. It was a great experience. The views are stunning. This course is a definite bucket list item.
david.macke - 4/17/12
Walked-on the South Course on a Tuesday morning at dawn. Price aside (just over $200), everything about this course was amazing. Great friendly staff. Spectacular views. Course maintanence was top notch. Lots of tucked pins, just daring you to go for it. Deep bunkers. Lots of bunkers. Deep rough. Missing the fairway wasn't too punishing (no thick woods, no water). Missing the green often was (cliff/sand/lipped green). Long course, but if you can drive 250 and have a 200 yrd iron/hybrid, its not an issue. Chuckled as my ball did NOT check back off the green and into the water on 18 (TV a bit misleading its a steep front and I can easily see how Kyle Stanley's ball did.) Still don't believe it, but I didn't have a group behind me or in front of me all day. Finished the round in 3hrs 45min. While I don't want to do the dollar per minute math, it was my favorite round I've played so far. Money well spent. Would happily play again.
bkuehn1952 - 4/2/12
Terrific views of the ocean and the maintenance is superb. Rangers aggressively push things along. Pretty pricey for out of towners. If you are not able to reliably hit 250 yard drives, this will be a long course for you.
hp - 7/6/11
Wow, Torrey Pines South is stunning. The holes are so classically framed with high lipped fairway bunkering. You know exactly what you have to do on every tee box. The fairways are fairly narrow, and the green side bunkers are deep. Be confident if you are going for sucker pins or hit the fat of the green and move on. The first 4 holes are beautiful right off the bat...it puts a smile on your face, as long as you didn't triple bogey all four of them. Holes 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 16 are other very noteworthy holes. Pricey for non residents, but how many US Open courses can you walk on to?
LanceSchaeffer - 7/6/11
If you're a San Diego Resident, this is the course to play.
RichardRoss81 - 6/26/11
The north Course is amazing.
Best Score: 65
North / Tournament