Classic Swing Golf School – What is a “Torrey Pine”?
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I was watching Golf yesterday and was happy to see Justin Rose win at Torrey Pines. If you’re like me, you were curious about this place:
Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 36-hole municipal public golf facility on the west coast of the United States, owned by the city of San Diego, California. It sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the community of La Jolla, just south of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Opened 62 years ago in 1957, it was built on the site of Camp Callan, A U.S. Army installation during World War II.
Since the late 1960s, Torrey Pines has hosted the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour, held annually in January or February.
Torrey Pines has a unique method to ensure continued public access to the course. On weekends, individuals arrive as early as 6 p.m. the prior night to get in line for the first-come, first-served tee times that are given out from sunrise till the first reservations at 7:30 a.m.
The course is named for the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island. – Archived