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.
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.