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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd Ste B
La Jolla, CA  92037-1096
United States
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North Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,647 yards | 129 slope

72.1 rating

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North Golf Course

The 18-hole "North" course at the Torrey Pines Golf Course facility in La Jolla, California features 6,647 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 129. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) David Rainville, ASGCA/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr., the North golf course opened in 1957. Scott Bentley, PGA manages the course as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed October 04, 2012

Reviewed August 30, 2010

I love this golf course, and I prefer this golf course even over the more famous south. Both are in great condition, but this course, though still challenging, but more forgiving than the tantalizing south.

Reviewed May 02, 2010

This is how golf should be! What an absolute pleasure it was to play here. The course was well manicured, especially for this early in the year. Tee boxes could use a little work, but the fairways and greens were in fantastic shape. Greens roll real fast, so make sure you practice putting on the practice green (which rolled true and was a good preview of the actual greens). Overall, the course is very fair. If you hit the ball straight, you will have no problems. Rough was not incredibly brutal in length, but it will definitely take some getting used to before you can hit out of them. The best part of the course is the view. You have an unobstructed view of the Pacific from almost every hole. Absolutely breathtaking. Also, the rental clubs are Titleist AP1 irons, Scotty Cameron putter, Vokey wedges, and a 909 D3 driver. Although it is expensive if you are not a San Diego resident, I feel it is worth every penny for a truly awesome golfing experience.

Reviewed December 07, 2009

Reviewed July 21, 2009

Spectacular course. Very fair. You dont have to hit tricky shots to play here, just straight. Most doglegs are slight but fairways are narrow and the rough is punnishing, it will litterally grab any wayward ball and (if in the mood) swallow it. Plenty of hazards to keep one honest but very playable. Resort golf prices for non-locals like me. I think I shelled out $250 for my son and I all in including the $40 fee for booking a tee time 90 days out. I would happily do so again on my next trip.

Reviewed January 24, 2009

Reviewed July 02, 2008

Reviewed March 06, 2008

I very beautiful course. Definately suited for the PGA Tour. There is also very long grass in the rough, which makes it more difficult for someone that doesn't always hit straight.

Reviewed March 03, 2008

Played Torrey North last summer and being from the Midwest, had no clue how to play out of the kakuya rough. If you're not familiar, be sure you get familiar very quickly as you WILL be in the rough. The fairways are about as skinny as permissible.

It's a great course with beautiful views...the best muni I have ever played.

Reviewed November 13, 2007

Reviewed August 22, 2007

Everyone knows Torrey Pines--that's right. Most don't know the North Course though. Views on the North Course are actually better than the south. The North is also a bit more "forgiving" that the South (course, that's not saying much). The course offers challenging holes and will test you as a golfer. Putting can be difficult so don't think you're in the clear when you're on the green. Take a moment on holes 6 and 7 to "take in the view".

@mrclean001 - Yes, If you're out of town you're going to pay for the name. I don't know what the $10.50 thing is though. I have a city card and get on the North for $40 (without cart - you should always walk Torrey).

Side note: It seems lately though that the North course might be sliding. Maybe they're prepping for the Open and all their attention is on the South instead? Whatever the reason, I don't expect it to continue for too long.

Reviewed August 10, 2007

Awesome course. Great conditions and views. Buick Invitational plays here so it was cool to play the course that Tiger plays on. Much better course than the South, but a bit more difficult and not as long. Price for military is worth it. Hope to play again soon.

Reviewed August 06, 2007

Torrey Pines...everyone knows the name and hopes to someday play the course, but after today, I must say I have played better and was not overly impressed. Holes 5, 6, 7 and 8 are spectacular and tough...they run along the ocean - but the rest are holes that could be on any course, anywhere. The bunkers were so hard balls bounced and in 18 holes we saw the beverage cart once, after specifically asking before starting if one was working and being told it was. The cost is high for the quality of the course - you are paying for the name and must keep in mind this is a municipal course. Especially when you find out locals pay only $10.50 a month and can play as much as they wish.

Now, having said that, it is Torrey Pines and the US Open will be on the South Course in 2008, but still - with a name like Torrey Pines and the views on those three courses, the less than impressive amenities and no-existent beverage cart were things that did not change the fact I was playing on hallowed ground. It is a memory I woouldn't give up, but I don't think I will play here again.


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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Fredrik C. N/A 1 1 04/15/88
2 Simon S. N/A 38 38 03/13/08
3 Kent W. N/A 52 52 06/17/08
4 james M. N/A 64 64 04/21/11
5 Chris C. 34 101 67 01/11/09
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About Torrey Pines, North

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Scott Bentley, PGA, General Manager
Joe DeBock, PGA, Golf Professional
Richard McIntosh, Superintendent
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