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.