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About Torrey Pines Golf Course

Torrey Pines has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier municipal golf facilities. Often referred to as a "golfer's paradise", the Championship North and South courses provide views of the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Fog, rain and wind often sweep the seaside courses, testing even the most seasoned players' skill.

The course takes its name from the indigenous Torrey Pine, which is native to this area and Santa Rosa Island. The tree is distinguished by having clusters of five pine needles.

Awards & Recognition

Renowned for its championship play and panoramic setting, Torrey Pines is regarded as one of the world's top golf courses. Awards include:


3/50 Golfweek Magazine's "America's Best Municipal Courses" Torrey Pines South Course 2009
13/50 Golfweek Magazine's "America's Best Municipal Courses" Torrey Pines North Course 2009 2009 survey "America's Top Golf Courses." Most popular course rated extraordinary Torrey Pines North and South Courses 2009 2008 Best Playing Conditions San Diego County
13/15 Golfweek Magazine's "America's Best Public-Access Courses" for California, 2006
89/100 Golf Digest Magazine's "America's 100 Greatest Public-Access Golf Courses," 2005-2006
28/30 Golf Digest Magazine's "Top Rated Golf Courses for California," 2005-2006
60/100 Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses in the U.S.," 2005
9/15 Golfweek Magazine's "America's Best Public-Access Courses for California," 2005
13/100 Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Public-Access Golf Courses in America," 2004
67/100 Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses in the U.S.," 2003
17/100 Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Public-Access Courses," 2002
-- Travel + Leisure Magazine: "Rare Beauties, Nice Prices"
100 Golf Magazine's "America's Best Courses for $100 or Less," 2002
60/100 Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Public-Access Courses," 2000
-- Hole 12, Par 4: Golf Magazine's "Top 500 Holes in the World," 2000

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You can also visit the Official Torrey Pines Golf Course website.