When you hear the words Torrey Pines, do you immediately picture golf clubs and neatly groomed fairways? Being the venue for the U.S. Open in years past, there’s no denying that Torrey Pines is home to one of the most pristine golf courses this side of the Pacific. Golfing aside, however, believe me when I say Torrey Pines has so much more to offer than 18 holes. Read on to learn about everything this one-stop-shop locale has to offer.
Located alongside the golf course at Torrey Pines is the must-see Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Hike along the sandy bluffs and gaze into the sky and sea backdrop. If you begin your hike atop of the cliffs, you’ll find yourself on a downward walk, getting closer and closer to the ocean below. What better way to cool off at the conclusion of a hike than to take a dip in the blue Pacific. With several trails of varying lengths to choose from, you can spend an hour or a day exploring the Reserve at Torrey Pines.
Work up an appetite out on the course, or need to replenish your body after a hike? The Lodge at Torrey Pines located at the golf course has everything you need in terms of food and refreshments. Indulge in fine dining at A.R. Valentien or opt for The Grill for a sportier, relaxed feel. If you’re in the mood for red meat, try their famous Drugstore Burger - a dish that keeps guests coming back for more! Whether you prefer to dine outdoors on the patio or inside in the glorious dining room, you’re sure to enjoy the atmosphere around you. The patio seating offers prime viewing of golfers in action out on the course - like dinner and a show!
Okay, okay…attention must be paid to the glorious golf course that is the cornerstone of Torrey Pines. Looking like something of a golfer’s paradise, this green and blue scaped venue is the picture of perfection.
Home to the 2008 U.S. Open, Torrey Pines is something of a legend in it’s own right. Don’t let the star status of this famous course intimidate you; Torrey Pines welcomes golfers of any skill level! Players are welcome to call ahead and book a time slot to play a round or simply show up and reserve a tee-time.
Staff at Torrey Pines are happy to advise of busy times during the year or upcoming tournaments, making a reservation a necessity. If you’re a first time golfer or looking to polish up your swing, you’re in luck! Torrey Pines now offers golf school and private lessons. You can contact instructors through the Torrey Pines website and set up your lesson with ease! Be sure to stop in the Shop at Torrey Pines lodge for anything and everything you need in terms of golf apparel and gear.
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Enjoy golfing, hiking, top notch service and ocean views? If all of the above interests you, why not turn your visit into a vacation and book a room at Torrey Pines! There are so many activities and amenities on site, you’ll have more than enough items on your itinerary to keep yourself busy. Along with all of the aforementioned on-site perks at Torrey Pines, guests may also access the gorgeous outdoor swimming pool overlooking the flawless course. Take note of the stained glass windows and stonework speckled throughout the lodge. From the green to the architecture, this setting is the picture of perfection.
Time to plan your visit!
Grab your golf clubs, hiking boots or simply your camera and plan your visit to Torrey Pines! Want to book your trip during the time of year that makes the most sense weather-wise? No need - it’s located in sunny San Diego, remember? The epitome of “golf weather” perfection, San Diego keeps golf attire in season all year round. All in all, there’s nothing under par about this all-in-one destination!
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