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“Phil Michelson hang out”

Torrey Pines Golf Course
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Owner description: Torrey Pines offers two PGA courses.
Chula Vista, California
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183 reviews
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“Phil Michelson hang out”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Yea, Tiger Woods as well, but Phil is a San Diego boy. Love the view from the sky and love seeing the gliders off the glider port there. If you golf this place should be on your bucket list.

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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“Torrey South - Great views, great condition, and enjoyable challenge,”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I arrived at 6 AM without a tee time and was playing golf by 6:30. I'm a solid 3 handicap with good length so I decided to play the blue tees. Regardless of your handicap, this is all the golf course you could possibly want. It's tough but fair. A number of holes are truly memorable. Number 3 and 4 really stand out. #3 is a downhill par 3 that looks like it's about to fall off the cliff. # 4 is a beast of a par 4 that runs hard along the cliffs for it's entire 467 yards; uphill into the prevailing wind. If you shy away from the cliffs to much you'll end up in a punishing bunker guarding the right side. I absolutely pounded my drive and still had 189 left to the back pin. Hit 4 iron to 5 feet and made par. This course has some of the strongest and best designed par 4s anywhere. So, if you fancy yourself a player, try this course from the tips and you'll quickly discover the flaws in your game. I has pretty darn happy with my 81. Glad I did it and would love to play again if the opportunity arises.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A "Must-Play" Course”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Torrey Pines North and South courses are excellently maintained and offer fabulous views of the Pacific from almost every hole. There are tee boxes for every ability. The path to success on these courses is to minimize your time in the rough and the sand traps. Be prepared for a challenging course. However, enjoy the experience of being able to play a public course that has hosted a US Open as well as an annual PGA tournament. The greens are fast and you must remember that the grass grows towards the ocean. The practice putting green area will prepare any new golfers at this course for the speed of a downhill down-grain putt. There is a driving range, a chipping practice area on the North end of the driving range and two large practice putting greens. The food offerings at the course are limited, but there is great food at the Lodge at Torrey Pines which can be entered by walking across (or around) the South putting green. Greens Fees, advance booking fees and cart fees are all listed on the Torrey Pines web site.

Visited February 2013
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Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding Golf & Views!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Torrey Pines-South is a great golf course in excellent condition - better than Pelican Hill in Newport Beach on our trip. Men: Unless your handicap is under 5 and you're a long hitter, play the white tees for the best time (I did that though my index is 4.4; it was a great decision). Women: This is an excellent course for you; the yardages are reasonable from the font tees, and there very few forced carries.

Visited February 2013
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134 reviews
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“An (expensive) mecca for golfers”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Which avid golfer will not have heard about Torrey Pines Golf Course. A public course opened to all visitors (assume they want to pay the green fees and can get a slot to play), it is perched on the cliffs surrounding the Torrey Pines Nature Reserve and a regular feature as an opening venue for the PGA starting season.
Green fees will not include the booking fee ($85-essential if you want a guaranteed slot to play), the buggy ($40) and local taxes. Green fees per person is $166 to which you add all the other extras.
Pricey for a public course. Of course if you have a San Diego address you pay only $65, so maybe if you can retire here, you can then play on an excellent golf course while enjoying the great weather this place seems to have in abundance.

Visited February 2013
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