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

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 7,607 yards | 143 slope

78.1 rating

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South Golf Course

The 18-hole "South" course at the Torrey Pines Golf Course facility in La Jolla, California features 7,607 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 78.1 and it has a slope rating of 143. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Rees Jones, ASGCA/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr., the South 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 August 25, 2011

This course is sick! Plays long and punishing. You'd better stay on the short stuff. Greens are perfect. Played South and North in two days. What an experience.

Reviewed October 28, 2010

Reviewed August 30, 2010

A very beautiful golf course that I would definitly play once. One downside is it is just too long. 6000 yards from the red tees. But I enjoyed the experience even though I shot awful.

Reviewed April 30, 2010

Great place to play if you are a local at $60, but at $250 incl advance booking fee, far too pricey. For that price I can play St Andrews Old, Turnberry Ailsa, Carnoustie or a good few other exceptional courses with facilities other than a public toilet to change my shoes. The pitch marks that hadn't been repaired were ridiculous. Our first 9 holes were extremely slow due to a shotgun start corporate day. The ranger had a cheek to say we were behind at the 11th.

Reviewed August 15, 2009

Beautiful views great greens but the fairways were in awful shape, also the starter had no idea what the rates at his own course were but otherwise the staff was friendly overall fairly nice course easy and good value

Reviewed May 07, 2009

Reviewed November 20, 2008

Like Tony Romo, I also tried to qualify for the US Open. I have since moved to La Jolla and played Torrey South a few times. Best score from the tips:78. Anyone who doesn't give this a 5 star on difficulty needs to find a different sport to challenge them. I don't think I've ever had so many 4 irons into Par 4 greens (1,4,7,12,15,17). Also, I did what Tony couldn't, I got to sectionals. :)

Reviewed November 03, 2008

simply one of the best layouts ever. a big bully that just stands there and says take your best shot.

Reviewed September 30, 2008

I wouldn't play either course right now at the *guest* rate. Local rate is still as good as ever. The South is being aerated and cut and dried out for the winter. The north has obviously been neglected a little from the open. Practice range is mats only as indication by the dry season. If right now is your only chance, then play it for the experience (views, layout), but if you have a choice I would wait till later in the year for the conditions to improve.

Reviewed September 07, 2008

Still the best muni on the planet. The ruff is killer, the greens are fast and true and its long and narrow. For the open they rebuilt the bunkers so the sand is great and the view is the best. The new tee on #3 is insane, the hole is an island in the air. The course was very wet
almost muddy in places and very expensive if your not a resident but at the end of the day you have a memory for life and thats worth it. For the faint of wallet the north course is 90.00 bucks cheaper and almost as good.
Play this course in the summer and beat the heat at home, the day we played it was 25 degrees cooler than home.

Reviewed August 24, 2008

One of my absolue favorites. I love a long course, but this is the longest of the long by the slope. One of the best values in the country to play in my opinion (only 340 bucks less than Pebble Beach with just as many beauties out there!) Don't just play the South either, the North is more scenic and much cheaper! Easy to get on after a tournament also and an entirely different rough to deal with! I played it after the Buick and found it hard to exit the rough with a shovel. :)

Reviewed June 26, 2008

130 to play a muni seemed steep but my nephew who is a resident (I had moved away from SD) paid about 40...course is long and tough, two par 5s that play at or over 600 and two par 4s that play at or over 500, three of the par 3s at 200 or better (everyone knows the 3rd, about 170 or so overlooking la jolla) but a course you really should play if you get a chance, the greens are usually hammered because the course gets so much play...all that said it is in my top 10 west coast plays...

Reviewed November 10, 2007

Reviewed September 09, 2007

Reviewed August 22, 2007

Torry South is a great course. Don't expect to score though. It's long, difficult, and the greens can be fast and deceiving. Still, I love the course. You don't have to be a long hitter to have a few good scores though (unless you play from the Championship tee's--but you need permission to do so).

Side Note: I haven't played Torrey South in a few months. They're working heavily on it and replacing a lot of the grass. Last time I played it, there were patches (big patches) of sod missing. There was also a back-hoe in the #4 sand trap. Just be aware of this if you're visiting. The non-resident rate is very high and it would be a shame to pay that rate for a tore up course. If that's you... wait until after the 08 Open.

Reviewed March 02, 2007

Reviewed November 22, 2006

Torrey Pines South

Just played on 15 Nov 2006. Overall great layout, spotty mowing on collars around greens (somebody on the greens keeping was a terrible mower that day). Overall course was in ok shape as they prepare for the Buick Invitational so fairways were a little longer that tournament play. Very long course, fast greens. Great friendly Staff. Pro Shop had tons of 2008 U.S. Open gear, but way overpriced! Military green fee for me was $41.00 with my resident card. I would not pay the "visitor" rate of $130.00 to play here because I thought the conditions were no way near what they should be for greens fee's of that magnatude. Great views. North course is cheaper and more scenic.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Michael H. 13 82 69 01/04/08
2 Jake B. N/A 71 71 10/01/09
3 Daryl M. 15 86 71 12/28/06
4 Terryl C. 30 102 72 08/29/13
5 Richard H. 21 94 73 04/03/06
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
49 Bill F. 15 95 80 04/20/16

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About Torrey Pines, South

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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