Torrey Pines’ South Course in San Diego – the main layout used in the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour – was designed by the father-son duo of William P. Bell and William F. Bell and opened in 1957. The layout was extensively renovated by Rees Jones in 2001, and he made later refinements in 2019.
The first two rounds of the Farmers (Wednesday and Thursday) are split between Torrey Pines’ North and South courses, with the final two rounds (Friday and Saturday) on the South after the field is cut.
The South ranks No. 4 in California on Golfweek’s Best list of public-access courses in each state, and it ranks No. 111 on Golfweek’s Best list of all classic courses built in the U.S. before 1960. The North Course ranks No. 10 among California’s public-access tracks.
The South will play to 7,765 yards with a par of 72, while the North plays to 7,258 yards, also with a par of 72.
Thanks to yardage books provided by StrackaLine – the maker of detailed yardage books for thousands of courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges the pros face this week on the South Course.