From 8 to 90 days in advance (Torrey Pines Golf Course Only)
Telephone: (877) 581-7171, select Option 3
Advance Reservations may be booked from 8 to 90 days in advance of the date of play (based on availability) by calling the Torrey Pines Administration Office at (877) 581-7171 option 3. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. local time. Reservation Staff is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office is closed on City Holidays. There are only a limited number of advance times (8 to 90 days) available, however with enough notice you're likely to secure a tee time. At the time of reservation Residents and Non-Residents will pay a non-refundable booking fee per player. This fee is in addition to green fees, non-refundable and is collected at the time of reservation. Players will pay their green fees, on the day of play, to the starter and applicable Golf Cart fees to the Golf Shop. For a complete list of fees for Residents and Non-Residents, please see our rates.
All advance reservations must be secured, at the time of reservation, with a non-refundable booking fee. We accept payment by Visa or MasterCard.
City Residents must have a valid City Resident Card and PIN number at time of reservation.
7pm days in advance through 7:00 p.m night before play (Torrey Pines Golf Course - Residents Only, Balboa Golf Course - Residents or Non-Resident).
Telephone: (619) 570-1234
Tee-times within the 7 days are made by Touch Tone Telephone Only using our Automated Reservation System. Listen carefully to prompts and follow the instructions.
You may reserve a tee time up to 7 days in advance starting at 7:00 p.m. by calling (619) 570-1234. Example: Mondays' tee times may be booked starting on the prior Monday at 7:00 p.m. local time and remain active until 7:00 pm the night before play.
For identification purposes, City residents will enter their PIN number.
Non-Residents may not use the 7 day automated system to book reservations for Torrey Pines. They can however book reservations for Balboa golf Course through the automated system, using their 10-digit telephone numbers.
How to obtain a 6-digit PIN number (resident ID card)
City resident photo ID cards, with a 6-digit "PIN number", are available at Torrey Pines Golf Course, Balboa Park Golf Course and Mission Bay Golf Course and can be obtained with 1 of the 5 documents below.
Proof of residency (provide one of the following):
- Permanent California Driver's license (PO Box is NOT an acceptable address)
- California Automobile registration (City Address Only, PO Box is NOT an acceptable address)
- Property tax bill (Must show a City address. Must be current and in your name.) (Trusts require documentation showing who created the trust, and the documentation must be notarized.)
- Active duty military ID card - stationed in San Diego (agreement is acceptable)
- Current Student ID card from a City of San Diego High School or College (Must be a full-time student. Official Class Schedule required as documentation.)
You must have your PIN number to take advantage of the 7 day advance reservation system.
At the starter's booth:
- Show one of these acceptable credentials.
- Pay the annual $25 fee
- Your picture will be taken and the card will be printed in less than a minute
Confirming your reservation
For reservations made using the automated phone system, enter the telephone reservation system using your PIN number or the telephone number that you used to make your reservation. Select Option 2 to confirm your reservation.
Walk-on Waiting List
Depending on the time of year, we reserve the first half-hour, to an hour of sunlight for walk-ups. All tee times, Prior to reservations, are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Players must arrive early to ensure the best possible opportunity to play prior to reservations starting. Tournaments and course closures will affect the availability of these times.
Prior to the starters arrival the early line-up is determined by the following procedure; For play on Monday-Friday the early line-up is determined by putting a bag against the rail next to the starters window and the same player who placed the bag must stay on premises until they check in with starter. For play on Saturday-Sunday and City of San Diego observed holiday’s early line-up is established by parking your car in the golf course parking lot, with the last car to arrive having their parking lights illuminated. For all early line-ups one player per tee time must establish place in line and once a player gets in line the same player must remain on the premises to hold that spot in line. Play will commence at 6:15am Monday through Friday and at daybreak on Saturday and Sunday and all City of San Diego observed holidays. At least 30 minutes prior to commencement of play all early line-up players should line up in front of starters’ window in the order that was established by the aforementioned early-line up policy. No players are ever allowed to start play on course without the direction of the starter.