Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the coastal bluffs of La Jolla, Torrey Pines Golf Course is not only a scenic spot to play a round of golf, but also one of the top courses in the country, having hosted the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour since the 1960s, among other tournaments. The municipally owned Torrey Pines is, in fact, home to two 18-hole courses, the north and the south courses, both designed by legendary course architect William P. Bell. Of the two, the south course is the most challenging and in demand among expert golfers; however, hole No. 6 on the north course is Torrey Pines’ signature hole.
In addition to its famed courses, Torrey Pines is also home to one of the largest on-course golf shops in the country, and for visitors looking to improve their golf game, its golf schools offer expert instruction with private lessons and video swing analysis. Tee times must be reserved. Advanced booking fees start at $30 for residents, $43 for non-residents, and greens fees range from $40 to $229, depending on the course, residency, date and time.