There's just something about being in San Diego that makes it hard to stop smiling no matter what your scorecard says. Why are golfers so happy here? Maybe it's because San Diego is home to more than 90 golf courses in every conceivable setting - from oceanfront to desert to mountains. Or that golf is a year-round pursuit with more playable days than anywhere else in the United States. Hailed by Golf Digest as "one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world," host to the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, and home to the annual Farmers Insurance Invitational (formerly known as the Buick Invitational), San Diego is a favorite destination for golf-lovers.
An iconic champion at the height of his game. A savvy veteran challenger having the week of his life. A major championship golf event, the first in San Diego, played at recently renovated Torrey Pines Golf Course.
A clutch putt. An 18-hole Monday playoff. A victory for the ages to add to the sports record chase of our lifetimes, secured on what we'd find out later was a broken leg, only enhancing the legacy of perhaps Tiger Woods' greatest major championship performance.
Yes, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines had it all. And now it will have a sequel. The United States Golf Association awarded Torrey Pines in La Jolla its long-awaited second U.S. Open, slated for 2021.
|With a wide range of courses, there is a course for every type of golfer and a range of greens fees that will fit every budget. View and download the 2014 San Diego Golf Guide online, a 24-page digital golf guide that includes photos, tips and facility information on the top golf spots in San Diego.|