Course Review: Torrey Pines (South)

The boys tee it at Torrey Pines this week at the Farmers, so it is as good a time as any to re-post my review of the South course from last year. Enjoy!

Torrey Pines(South Course) – La Jolla, CA (Architects: William P. Bell/Rees Jones re-design)


The San Diego, California area has always been known for its military presence, and during World War II the land that both Torrey Pines Golf Courses sit on today was a camp used for training anti-aircraft artillery replacement specialists. It was called Camp Callan and it was torn down after the war ended. At this time a special election dictated that the land would be used for a public golf course. In the 50s William Bell laid out the golf course routing you (mostly) see today, however, Bell never saw his work finished as he died before a putt was ever holed at either course. The South Course that I discuss in this post was redesigned by Rees Jones around the year 2000 in hopes of landing a major tournament, which it did when it hosted…

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