THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE - TORREY PINES...HOT OR NOT?
One of the great things about this forum is the chance to interact with so many great golf bloggers, great golf travelers, great golf designers and and great golf aficianados. So many perspectives, so much sage advice. So I am putting the question to you for open debate...what do you all think of Torrey Pines? I have not been out there personally and have only seen pics (try www.caddybytes.com) so I have no true idea. So tell me, at a main rate of $180 and reduced of $90 and with the structure of the holes and shot values - should Torrey Pines be included in a book about the country's best golf values? How truly EXCITING is it? How difficult is it for amatuers? Pros? There were some low scores on the South Course yesterday...How will the USGA deal with that given that they went so far as to burn down greens at Shinnecock to protect par last year. ("We have a fire on the 7th green!" joked Steve Czaban last year...) What about the Rees Jones debate? Some have panned his improvements, saying they are flavorless and favor long hitters, others love his style. Write in and let us know your opinion.