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Torrey Pines North and Torrey Pines South are each 18-hole courses, and both are played by PGA Tour professionals during the Buick Invitational of California, held in January or February every year.
Torrey Pines South Golf course was only the second municipal golf course ever to be selected to host this prestigious golf U.S. Open championship. The first was in 2002 at the The Black Course at Bethpage in New York.
Torrey Pines was built in 1957 by William Bell Sr. and is only the second golf course owned by the general public to ever host a U.S. OPEN Championship. A $ 3.5 million renovation that included moving several greens to increase the difficulty and length of the course was completed in 2002.
Both courses test a player’s skill with tight fairways, lush rough, as well as trees, bunkers, sand and often challenging weather conditions. On the South Course, there are many holes with direct views of the Pacific, a hundred yards below the links, and several more with views of a huge natural canyon. The North Course offers several holes that are situated high atop the bluffs overlooking the coastline.
YARDAGES AND RATINGS:
– Torrey Pines South Course: The par-72 South Course tips out at 7,607 yards with a course rating of 78.1 and slope rating of 143. Other tees play to 7,227, 6,885, 6,542 and 5,542 yards.
– Torrey Pines North Course: The North Course at Torrey Pines is a par-72, playing 6,647 yards from the championship tees, with a course rating of 72.1 and slope rating of 129. Other tees play to yardages of 6,326 and 6,118.
SIGNIFICANT TOURNAMENTS HOSTED:
Torrey Pines Golf Course has been the site of the PGA Tour’s San Diego tournament, now called the Buick Invitational, every year since 1968. Tournament rounds are split between the North and South courses, with the South course hosting the final round.
The tournament has changed names a few times over the years. From 1968 through 1988, entertainer Andy William’s name appeared in the title. Williams’ association with the tournament ended in 1989. Buick became the title sponsor in 1992, and since 1996 the tournament has been called the Buick Invitational.
The 2008 U.S. Open was played at Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Torrey Pines History / Trivia: The name of the course comes from the many Torrey Pine trees on both courses. These trees are the rarest pines trees in the country and only live in two locations – Santa Rosa Island off the coast of Santa Barbara and here in San Diego on Torrey Pines Golf Course and within the Torrey Pine State Reserve.