The LPGA rolls into North County San Diego this weekend (March 25 - 30, 2014) for the Kia Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Course. This is the fifth year of the Kia Classic featuring 144 of the best womens golfers in the world. Come watch 2013 champion, Beatriz Recari, defend her title against Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis and many more at Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Course. Tickets are very reasonable and can be purchased online here.
I played the South Course at Torrey Pines 1 week before the PGA arrived for the Farmers Insurance Open. The course was in fantastic shape, and the rough was absolutely a nightmare. If you can plan your next trip to Torrey Pines around the Farmers or the 2021 U.S. Open, you will be able to to get a taste of what the pros get during the tournament.
SPLASH - COURSE - The beautiful 4th hole at Torrey Pines South course. — K.C. Alfred / K.C. Alfred/Union-Tribune
The Torrey Pines golf courses likely didn’t feel the full positive impact of the 2008 U.S. Open because the economic crash happened only months after the tournament was over. All of the golf industry has struggled since.
But the city likely stands to benefit now in the seven-year buildup to the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines that was approved by the City Council on Monday. The economy has improved and the demand to play Torrey, especially the South Course, will no doubt be greater.