Torrey Pines Golf Course: South

La Jolla, CA Public

Overview

Torrey Pines sits on one of the prettiest golf course sites in America, atop coastal bluffs north of San Diego with eye-dazzling views of the Pacific. Rees Jones’ remodeling of the South Course in the early 2000s not only made the course competitive for the 2008 U.S. Open (won by Tiger Woods in a playoff over Rocco Mediate), it also brought several coastal canyons into play for everyday play, especially on the par-3 third and par-4 14th. An annual PGA Tour stop, Torrey Pines received another boost by Jones prior to hosting its second U.S. Open in 2021, this one won by Jon Rahm.

About

Holes 18
Length 7802
Slope 148
Price $286
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1957
Designer William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Rees Jones, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked from 1969-'74.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
Highest ranking: No. 159, 2013-'14.
2021-'22 ranking: No. 198.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003.
Highest ranking: No. 33, 2017-'18.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 35.

Best in State: Ranked 20th, 2013-'14. Ranked 22nd, 2011-'12, 2017-'18. Ranked 23rd, 2015-'16, 2019-'20.
2023-'24 ranking: 26th.
Previous ranking: 23rd.

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Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2311
Character
7.2712
Challenge
7.6838
Layout Variety
7.0222
Fun
7.1006
Aesthetics
7.5569
Conditioning
7.101

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