Torrey Pines Golf Course South

The Torrey Pines South Course is the more challenging of the two and is the host of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open Championships. The South course was originally designed by William Bell, Sr. in 1957, and is home to the Farmers Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament (along with the North Course). In 2001 and again in 2019, Torrey Pines South Course was renovated and redesigned by Rees Jones. With the most recent renovations, Torrey Pines South is longer and plays more difficult, with the South’s teeing areas extending the length of this course to up to 7,800 yards. Golfers must also deal with the distractive view of hang-gliders and para-gliders, soaring and hovering at the edge of the cliffs on the south end of the course.

Torrey Pines South Course sunrise

South Course Layout and Local Rules

South Pin Sheet

  • Primary Grasses:
    • Tees: Kikuyu overseeded with Rye.
    • Fairways: Kikuyu overseeded with Rye.
    • Greens: Bentgrass with Poa Annua.
  • Terrain: Slope rolling, flat.
  • Average Tee Size: 6,500 sq.ft.
  • Average Green Size: 4,500 sq.ft.
  • Rounds per Year: 92,000.
  • Acres of Fairway: 32.
  • Acres of Rough: 68.
  • Sand bunkers: 54.
  • Water Hazards: 1.
  • Soil Conditions: Clay.
  • Green Soil Mix: Push up
  • Cut For Tournament Play: Tees & Fairways 7/16 inch; Greens 1/8 inch (9.5 feet stimpmeter); Rough 3.5 inches.
  • Wildlife on the Course:Coyote, Bobcat, Raccoon, Snakes, Rodents, Hawk, Possum, Squirrel, Fox, Mule Deer, Raven, Red-tail Hawk, Great Blue Herron, Snowy Egret, Rabbits.
South Course


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