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San Diego's Own Phil Mickelson to Renovate Torrey Pines' North Course

The $7 million proposed renovations could start soon after the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open in January, according to one local paper.

Torrey Pines Golf Course, which has sweeping views of the Pacific and is home to the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open, may have a new look and design soon. Phil Mickelson's golf course design firm was selected to update Torrey Pine's North Course, according to the North County Times.

Mickelson, who lives in Rancho Santa Fe and won his first title as a pro at Torrey Pines in 1993, was selected by the city of San Diego's golf operation department to renovate the North Course with 18 new greens, renovated bunkers and tee, cart paths and improved irrigation, according to the local paper. The total project budge is $7.8 million.

According to the city, Torrey Pines was designed by course architect William P. Bell and completed by his son, William F. Bell, in 1957 as two 18-hole courses—the North and South courses. In 2001, golf course designer Rees Jones remodeling the South Course.

San Diego's Public Works Department will host the first of three public meetings to discuss the proposed improvements for Torrey Pines North at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. According to city documents, the project is tentatively scheduled for design completion in the summer of 2014 and open to the public in summer 2015.

JOe Downey January 23, 2013 at 09:02 PM
This is Ironic 7.8 Million to renovate a Golf Course Isn't that welafare for the RICH? What are the Greens fee for Torrey Pines>?

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