Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 36-hole municipal public golf facility that opened in 1957 on the site of a former U.S. Army training centre. Named after the rare tree that only grows along this stretch of coast, the facility features two Par 72 courses – the North Course and the trickier South Course.
The South Course at 7,698 yards (7,039 metres) is the longest course regularly used on the PGA Tour, annually hosting the Farmers Insurance Open since 1968. The tournament uses both courses for the first two rounds and the South Course for the final two rounds. It is usually held in January or February and Tiger Woods is the most successful player, with 7 victories.
Tiger Woods was also successful in 2008 when the South Course hosted the U.S. Open, defeating Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole Monday playoff. The tournament returned for a second time in 2021 and was won by Jon Rahm of Spain, winning his first major after finishing one shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen.
Par: 72 (South Course) & 72 (North Course)
Location & Travel to Torrey Pines Golf Course
Torrey Pines Golf Course is located in the community of La Jolla on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, approximately 15 miles north of downtown San Diego in the state of California.
Airport – The closest airport is San Diego International, which primarily offers flights domestically but also to Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The airport is 3 miles northwest of Downtown San Diego, with several buses running between the two.
Alternatively, Tijuana International Airport although located in Mexico does have a terminal on the US which allows access to the main airport and flights across the rest of Mexico. There is a shuttle bus that runs from San Diego to the airport.
Driving & Parking – When travelling from downtown San Diego, take Interstate 5 north. Exit Genesee Avenue and turn left, heading west to North Torrey Pines Road. Turn right at the large, green “Golf Course” sign on the right just after Science Park Way and follow the curve of North Torrey Pines Road.
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Playing at Torrey Pines Golf Course
Green fees for playing at Torrey Pines vary depending on the course, day of the week and whether you are a resident of the city of San Diego.
South Course – Green Fees
Monday to Thursday (Resident) – $63
Monday to Thursday (Non-Resident) – $202
Friday to Sunday & Holidays (Resident) – $78
Friday to Sunday & Holidays (Non-Resident) – $252
North Course – Green Fees
Monday to Thursday (Resident) – $44
Monday to Thursday (Non-Resident) – $128
Friday to Sunday & Holidays (Resident) – $58
Friday to Sunday & Holidays (Non-Resident) – $160
An advanced booking fee of $30 for residents and $45 for non-residents is applicable when booking 4 to 90 days in advance, with no booking fee for bookings within 3 days. To book your tee time click here.