| Torrey Pines. The name itself stirs the imagination of golf enthusiasts all over the world. Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline and deep ravines. Nature lovers can spot wildlife and the famous Torrey Pines trees that are indigenous to the area.
Torrey Pines boasts two 18-hole golf courses, the North and South Courses. Along with fabulous golf, the facility offers one of the largest on-course golf shops in the nation, advance golf reservations, expert instruction, driving ranges and first class lodging and dining nearby.
Torrey Pines, long recognized as one of the nation's foremost municipal golf facilities, is truly a "golfer's paradise". Bounded by mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the seaside courses are often swept by sunshine or by rain, fog and chilling winds
The PGA Tour hosts the annual Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines. John Daly won in 2004 on the 1st hole of a play-off. Phil Mickelson won the 2000 & 2001 Buick Invitational and Tiger Woods won the 1999 and 2003 Buick Invitational, but it was not the first time Phil and Tiger won at Torrey. At age 15, Tiger won the Optimist Junior World Tournament at Torrey Pines.
The Junior World Golf Championship, held each July at Torrey Pines, attracts the best junior golfers in the world. Phil also won the Buick Invitational as a professional in 1993. Past champions along with Tiger and Phil include Ernie Els, Nick Price, John Cook, Craig Stadler, Corey Pavin, Laura Baugh, and Amy Alcott.