Torrey Pines Golf Course, South
Public, 36 holes, $183 - $229
Torrey Pines has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.
Thanks to Bethpage Black and Harding Park, municipal courses are back in vogue as venues for big-time tournaments.
The granddaddies of the genre remain the North and South courses at Torrey Pines near San Diego. Rees Jones toughened the South in anticipation of the 2008 U.S. Open, adding 28 bunkers and more than 500 yards, and turning a good test into a 7,607-yard monster.
The North is a more manageable 6,874 yards from the tips. Both tracks are used in the Farmers Insurance Open every January, though the South pulls solo duty for the weekend.
Most tee times are made by calling 619-570-1234 up to seven days in advance.
For more information, go to torreypinesgolfcourse.com.
This Club has multiple courses:
Design - South at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course
- Year Built: 1957
- Designer: William F. Bell
- Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
- Fairways Grass Type: Kikuya
- Water Hazards: Yes
- Sand Bunkers: 31-40
- Yardage Markers: 200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked