Welcome to the nation’s foremost municipal golf course. Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline, deep ravines, and classic championship golf holes.
Located in La Jolla (pronounced “la hoya”), California, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It is named after the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.
It offers two picturesque and, due to its yearly hosting of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open event, widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. It is surely the most accessible public facility for the die-hard enthusiast wishing to play at a world-renown facility that nearly all golfers know by name.
Torrey Pines was the site of perhaps the most memorable modern day U.S. Open Championship, when in 2008, under the typically brutal conditions of this major tournament, injured and hobbling Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate during their sudden death playoff after 90 grueling holes of exciting golf.
Torrey Pines also offers one of the largest on-course golf shops in the United States, expert instruction, tournaments, and advanced golf schools.
The City of San Diego owns and operates the golf courses at Torrey Pines and they provide information regarding booking tee times and green fees at their website. Please follow the links below to learn more about golfing at Torrey Pines:
- Information regarding booking tee times, obtaining a San Diego City resident ID card, and walking on to play at Torrey Pines
- Information regarding green fees at Torrey Pines
- Information about booking tournaments and food and beverage services at Torrey Pines
- Torrey Pines course conditions and maintenance updates
- Information about the San Diego City Amateur at Torrey Pines and monthly event calendars (see lower right hand corner of this page)
Residents of San Diego can book tee times up to 7 days in advance by calling the city’s automated tee time reservation system at:
(619)570-1234. (Callers must have a valid City of San Diego Resident ID card and 6 digit PIN number to use this system to make a reservation.)
Non-residents and residents of San Diego may also book a tee time 8 to 90 days in advance by calling the San Diego Park & Recreation advance tee time reservation service number at:
This service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Advance tee time booking fees apply.
The Golf Shop at Torrey Pines provides rental items for use on the day of play. We have over 100 sets in stock including left-handed sets. Clubs may not be reserved in advance.
|Golf clubs||18-holes: $60||9-holes (twilight): $35|
|Golf cars (carries 2 golfers)||18-holes: $40||9-holes (twilight): $25|
|Range balls||$6 to $12 depending on bucket size|
The range is open to the public from 7 am to approximately 90 minutes before sunset daily, except on Mondays when it it closes for extended maintenance starting at 2:00 pm.