Pace of Play
Q: Why does the club emphasize Pace of Play so much? A: 1. To preserve our ability to have morning tournaments at Torrey Pines GC. 2. Golf is a lot more fun when pace of play is good! The club has a Special Use Permit with the City. This Permit includes a clause which says the City can move our tournaments to later in the day if we don’t maintain an acceptable pace of play. You can’t always control how long it takes to play your round if the course is slow ahead of you, but you can control the gap between your finishing time and the group ahead of you. If you have a gap of greater than 15 minutes, you are playing too slow! You will be subject to consequences outlined in the Pace of Play Policy which is on the website. Golf is just a game. Its more fun when the pace is good. Don’t be responsible for jeopardizing the club’s ability to play morning golf at Torrey Pines.
Posted by rburchill::08/06/2018

2018 Club Championship
The 2018 Club Championship will take place over 2 weekends, starting on August 18th. This event is a mail-in entry.

Click here to download the entry form
Posted by mdhillon::07/20/2018

Use of Measuring Devices
Rules of golf allow for the use of electronic devices only to measure distance from you to the hole, bunkers, etc. The same rules prohibit the use of devices that measure elevation change, wind speed, etc. They may only measure distance. This rule is not changing in 2019. Members using devices which measure anything other than distance will be disqualified.
Posted by rburchill::07/10/2018

Resident ID Card Required Starting January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, all club members will have to present a Resident ID Card to be eligible for discounted green fees for residents of the City. If you do not live in the City of San Diego and do not have a Resident ID card, your green fees will be much higher. Current members and prospective members should keep this in mind as they decide whether to renew their membership or join the club.
Posted by rburchill::06/20/2018

Prize Fund - How To Access
The only thing better than playing at Torrey Pines is to play well and collect some winnings. This explains how to use your prize winnings. To check the balance of your prize fund account or to request a certificate, go to the Prize Fund tab on this site, click on Prize Fund Balance and enter your GHIN and last name. There are instructions at the bottom of that page that explain how to request some or all of your prize fund. Prize Fund Certificates are only issued to the Authorized Stores indicated on the website or for $500 VISA Gift Cards. The certificate to a store must be for a minimum of $50 or the balance of your account if less than $50. When your request is completed the certificate will be emailed directly to the store for you to redeem. You will receive a confirming email indicating that the certificate has been issued. Certificates must be redeemed within 90 days or they will expire. Replacement certificates will not be issued. There are additional processing fees charged by VISA (currently $15.90) that are taken from your account for a $500 VISA Gift Card. You should receive your VISA Gift Card about 7-10 days after it is ordered.
Posted by rburchill::05/29/2018

Pace of Play
The Club emphasizes Pace of Play for several reasons. If for no other reason, it makes golf more fun! Another primary reason is the City could move us to afternoon tee times if our pace of play is not consistently good. Here are some things we all can do that will help. Keep up with the group in front of you. If you tee off 7 or 10 minutes behind the group ahead of you, then you should finish 7 or 10 minutes behind them. After you putt out, go to the next tee and tee off; don’t wait for the entire foursome to putt out. Use continuous putting when you can. Read your putts while someone else is putting and not when it’s your turn. If you are riding in a cart, drop off your cart partner at his ball and go to yours so you are both ready to hit when its your turn. If just one or two plays slow, it slows down the entire field so it is critical that everyone keep up!
Posted by rburchill::05/27/2018

SCGA Better Ball of Partners
Congratulations to team of Dave Rodas and Fran Happ who won the weekday SCGA Better Ball qualifying tournament and will be representing TPMGC at SCGA Better Ball tournament later this year. Our weekend champions will be determined in the June 24th tournament.
Posted by rburchill::05/22/2018

Natural Areas Are Now Playable on North Course
When we are playing the North Course all Natural Areas within the course (not flower beds) are now playable. We no longer will be taking a drop outside the Natural Areas. If your ball or swing is obstructed by a plant or other obstruction take a FREE DROP, one club length from the obstruction, no closer to the hole. Your ball must be played from the NATURAL AREA. This rule does not apply to lateral hazards outside the course.
Posted by rburchill::02/21/2018

TPMGC Adopts Local Rule Pertaining to Accidental Movement of the Ball on the Putting Green
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Posted by jhoffman::06/29/2017

Higher Handicap Players will play from Forward Tees at Torrey Pines
For Weekday Tournaments at Torrey Pines North and South.We have experimented with moving higher handicap players (20-21+) to the forward tees (Red) on South and (Gold) on North. The feed back has been very positive, making rounds more enjoyable, and the pace of play has improved significantly. We will continue this policy for the low net tournaments scheduled at Torrey Pines for 2017.
Posted by bhood::02/04/2017