Torrey Pines (North course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Torrey Pines (North course) Est. 1957

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Torrey Pines (North course): Although less renowned than the South course, Torrey Pines' North possesses many similarities with its revered twin. Both are wonderfully testing and immensely scenic layouts, perched high on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Both are laid out around several deep and spectacular ravines that cut into the rugged coastline from the ocean.

Torrey Pines North, like the South, contains many exciting and memorable holes. From the par-4 2nd to the par-4 8th, and again from the par-4 11th to the wonderfully dog-legging par-4 13th you skirt alongside deep ravines that plunge down to the seashore. The flatter closing stretch, played furthest from the sea, doesn't quite live up to the drama of what's come before, although the par-3 17th does introduce the first and only water hazard you'll face on the course.

Although not of quite the same dimensions, challenge or grandeur as the South course, the North is still one of the gems of the California coast. A layout imbued with a pleasantly undulating character and captivating oceanside environment.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: A finer pair of holes than the North's 6th and 7th is hard to imagine. The 6th is a beautiful and scenic downhill par-3, matching the best on the California coast. A distinctive, flat-topped cedar tree adorns the view of the green. The par-4 7th also provides a stunning panorama across the ocean and along the coast to San Diego, especially from the back-tees.

Stay & Play: on-site accommodation is available in The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Torrey Pines Golf Courses
11480 North Torrey Pines Rd,
La Jolla, California CA 92037
USA
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Office   +1 (858) 581 7171
Pro Shop   +1 (858) 452 3226
Fax

  +1 (858) 452 3277

Email   info@torreypinesgolfcourse.com
Website   www.sandiego.gov
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Golf Pro
 
Several
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Academy
 
Torrey Pines Golf School
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Clifftop and oceanside.
 
Designer: Designed by William Park "Billy" Bell and finished by his son William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6915 6326 6122
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 73.2 70.8 76.4
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the North course. Also at Torrey Pines is the 18-hole South course (par-72, 7628 yds from back tees, rating 78.1).
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How2Get There?

15 miles N of San Diego
From Interstate-5 approx 12 miles north of San Diego take exit 29 (Genesee Ave) and follow Genesee Ave west. After almost 1 mile bear right as Genesee Ave becomes North Torrey Pines Road. After approx o.8 miles (just after Science Park Way and immediately after Callan Road) look for green Golf Course sign on the right. Follow road round into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, year-round: Mon-Thur $105; Fri-Sun $131. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies and forecaddies available (book in advance).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Torrey pine (pinus torreyana), also known as the Del Mar Pine and Soledad Pine, is much in evidence around the golf course, growing 25-50 feet tall with a broad, open-crowned appearance. The tree is distinguished by having clusters of five pine needles. The Torrey pine is the rarest pine in the United States. The wild population is restricted to about 7,000 trees growing in a narrow strip along the California coast in and around San Diego. Although endangered in the wild, Torrey pines are widely planted as ornamental trees, especially in San Diego County where it is considered a local icon.

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Location

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Latitude: (32.9051184565)
Longitude: (-117.2445702553)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Lodge at Torrey Pines 
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
+1 (858) 453 4420
www.lodgetorreypines.com

Located alongside the 18th hole of Torrey Pines' famous South course, The Lodge at Torrey Pines blends in sensitively with the landscape through its use of natural materials and graceful, sheltering forms. Hotel guests can take advantage of a guaranteed tee time program exclusive to The Lodge.

Golf at this hotel Torrey Pines (North and South courses)
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Golf within 5 miles The Grand Del Mar
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Golf within 20 miles La Costa; Aviara; Encinitas Ranch; Riverwalk; Coronado; Maderas; Mt Woodson (25 miles).
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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 4-diamond
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
+1 (858) 558 1500
www.hilton.com

Atop the bluffs of La Jolla, California, overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the majestic Pacific Ocean sits the newly renovated, Four Diamond Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel.

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Golf within 5 miles The Grand Del Mar
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Golf within 20 miles La Costa; Aviara; Encinitas Ranch; Riverwalk; Coronado; Maderas; Mt Woodson (25 miles).
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