Aviara Golf Club

Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad is San Diego’s only golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Named the #1 golf resort in Southern California by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and recognized as one of the country’s best resort golf courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Aviara Golf Club features a memorable coastal layout: Uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides and landscaped with wildflowers native to Southern California, the par 72 course offers plenty of bunkers and water features over 7,007 yards. Located twenty minutes North of Torrey Pines, host course of the 2021 US Open.

Del Mar Country Club

Del Mar Country Club is the exclusive private country club in Southern California.  As guests of the Lodge at Torrey Pines we have an exclusive opportunity to become members for the day and experience this lovely golf club. Tucked away in a quiet, secluded valley of Rancho Santa Fe, the Joseph Lee designed golf course at Del Mar Country Club is a fitting contrast to the oceanside layouts at Torrey Pines.  Winding around bubbling streams, crystal lakes, and cascading waterfalls, Del Mar Country Club's championship course is as mesmerizing as it is challenging. Integrated naturally into the surrounding terrain, the course unfolds with five different tee settings, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all levels of play. In addition to its engaging layout, the course's fairways and greens are noted for their impeccable surfaces. This ensures that, no matter when you step up to the tee, the playing conditions will be perfect. In order to provide the ultimate private club experience, Del Mar Country Club has adopted a 'NO TEE TIME' policy, so that members may show up and get started whenever they are ready – just one of the many reasons Del Mar was named "Best Private Course" by Ranch & Coast magazine.

Package Inclusions:

La Jolla

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SCRIPPS AQUARIUM
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond.

Open daily 9 am to 7 pm March 1-Labor Day.   Last entry is one hour prior to closing.

TORREY PINES STATE NATURAL RESERVE
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness island in an urban sea. This fragile environment is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree - Pinus torreyana. Once this tree covered a larger area. It now grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The park preserves not only the trees, but also one of the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. The reserve features high broken cliffs and deep ravines on headlands overlooking the ocean. Hikers can follow trails through stands of wind-sculpted pines. A picturesque, pueblo-style structure that served as a restaurant when it was built in 1923 houses the visitor center, featuring interpretive displays.

General Admission Day Use fee is $10-$25 per vehicle (demand based pricing) or a valid annual California State Parks Vehicle Day Use Pass.  Pay at the Automated Pay Machine located near the entrance of the parking lot if no staff person is in the kiosk.  Torrey Pines is one of the most popular State Parks in San Diego. As a result of this, Torrey Pines is very busy year-round. The hours between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM tend to be the busiest hours of the reserve, so it is best to plan around these times! South Beach lot and the park road may be closed due to capacity. Consider parking in the North Beach Lot. General Admission Day Use fee is $10-$25 per vehicle (demand based pricing) or a valid annual California State Parks Vehicle Day Use Pass

Torrey Pines South Course

The South Course is often considered the more challenging of the two layouts at Torrey Pines due to the fact that it has hosted two U.S. Opens. It is also plays host to the final two rounds of the rounds Farmers Insurance Open. Playing the course, walking the fairways and putting the greens that so many of golf's greatest professionals have played over the years is considered a bucket list wish for many golfers. 

What makes this course unique is that San Diego county owns and operates Torrey Pines.  This means locals can play either Torrey Pines course for a low price while out-of-towners will have to pay a high green fee.  Package the experience with a stay a 5 star lodge and we hope you'll think it's worth it!

La Jolla is considered the crown jewel of San Diego. There's no better area to visit in San Diego than this one, with its gorgeous, sandy beaches, superb dining options, and many outdoor activities. Located about 20 minutes north of San Diego's city center La Jolla is a coastal community perched atop a cliff with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The most well-liked locations in La Jolla include the eateries and stores on Prospect Street in the Village, the beach at La Jolla Shores across the bay, and the nearby La Jolla Cove just down the hill. Other must-see points of interest are Torrey Pines State Park, Torrey Pines Glider Port, and the La Jolla Playhouse on the UCSD campus.

Viator sells Self-Guided walking and driving tours of La Jolla. Other La Jolla tour options include a Walking Food & History Tour, Cali Dreaming Electric Bike Tour, the La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour and more.

A.R. Valentien - $$$

Located next to the Hilton in the Lodge at Torrey Pines, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room. SFGA members will surely enjoy their dining experience while overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course.  Executive Chef Kelli who has cooked at A.R. Valentien for over 11 years sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.


Elegant and refined, The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien highlights regional cuisine. Guests can safely dine outside on the terrace with breathtaking views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant itself is a tribute to Southern California heritage and craftsman architecture, with a metal-strap post-and-beam structure, handcrafted wood-framed windows, stained-glass lanterns and a frieze painted with pine boughs. The layout of the restaurant is also conducive to elegant San Diego fine dining, with several small rooms and intimate plush booths. Call to Reserve your Table (858) 777-6635 Dinner Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. A.R. Valentien Lounge Daily: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – Midnight Live Music Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Torrey Pines Golf Adventure
La Jolla, California 

SAN DIEGO
Experience the wonders of a world-class city that offers rich cultural foods, breathtaking beaches, Tony Award®-winning theaters and the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi. From Downtown Seaport Village to the shore of Del Mar, you will find a diverse mecca of activities for all ages. For more information, visit the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc. organizes and operates trips for the Sun and Fun Golf Association.
Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc. is a registered seller of travel with the State of Florida. Registration No. ST-34491

The Golf Courses:

Non-Golf Resort Activities:

Torrey Pines offers two 18 hole golf courses, the North and South. The North and South courses were designed by William Bell Sr. and seen to their completion by William Bell Jr. in 1957. Heralded golf course architect, Rees Jones, redesigned the South course in 2001. His personal touch brought new life to the championship elements of the already challenging course. The rolling bent grass greens, sweeping ocean views, and overall boundless beauty is matched only by the history of the renowned golf destination. Torrey Pines hosts the annual PGA TOUR Farmers Insurance Open and Junior World golf tournaments. After hosting the 2008 U.S. Open (won by TIger Woods). The USGA returned to Torrey Pines again in 2021 (Jon Rahm won).

Staying at the Lodge at Torrey Pines allows SFGA access to preferred tee times. We'll play both courses, the North and South.

FULL-SERVICE SPA
Located next door in the Lodge at Torrey Pines is the The Spa at Torrey Pines which features signature treatments themed around the natural timelessness and purity of the La Jolla coastline. This San Diego spa uses botanical- and marine-based extracts to replenish and restore your body and mind. Join us for the perfect day of pampering and relaxation. Daily | 8am - 7pm (Reservations are required)

ELECTRIC BIKES
SoCal Riviera Electric Bike Tour of La Jolla and Mount Soledad - Soak up the views from the highest point in San Diego, all without breaking a sweat, on this electric bike tour from La Jolla. Pedal through this posh enclave known for its boutiques and luxury real estate, stopping by the shore to watch a famous harbor seal colony. Rise above it all on a battery-powered climb to the summit of Mt. Soledad, where panoramic ocean vistas await.

Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

Tentative Itinerary:

The Grill at Torrey Pines - $$
Our participants can enjoy lunch or dinner with panoramic vistas of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Grill at Torrey Pines, which is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Shop, offers wood-fired dishes, local craft beers, and the occasional live music.  The Grill embraces the nostalgia of cooking over an open fire. Savor the smoky flavors of dishes from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-burning rotisserie and cozy up for a leisurely meal complete with sweeping views of the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course.

The Grill is a three minute walk from the Hilton lobby and offers a welcoming ambiance and a casual golf course setting for a memorable Torrey Pines dining experience.  Call to Reserve your Table (858)777-6641 Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Dinner:  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Weekend Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grill Bar:  10:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Live Music Wednesday - Saturday | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Courtesy of California State Parks,

Minutes from Central San Diego, Encinitas, and Del Mar, this California hotel is tucked away amid the La Jolla bluffs and offers opulent amenities with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Torrey Pines Golf Course.  In addition to a spectacular location, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort features 394 guest rooms, a design theme meant to accentuate the area's natural surroundings, with dark wooden furniture set against a neutral color palette.


Our participants will stay in the resort's premium 450 sq. ft. Coastal/Golf View King Rooms offering a spacious 400 sq. ft. terrace overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean in the distance. Step out onto the terrace and unwind on a chaise lounge, or enjoy dinner with the side of a spectacular sunset. Additional room features include a 55-inch TV, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, desk, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, shower, luxury bath amenities and more.


The on-site Torreyana Bar & Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner including flavors from the Americas and the Pacific Rim. Additional amenities include a spacious outdoor pool and whirlpool with views of the golf course. The pool is surrounded by a sundeck area with lounge chairs and private cabanas. The resort also has a fitness center and outdoor tennis and pickle ball courts and a basketball court on the property, along with hiking trails at the nearby at the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Best of all - for golfers, it's all located steps away from 36 of the most scenic holes of golf in southern California - Torrey Pines!

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A) $4,650 Per Person Per Golfer, Double Occupancy or $9,300 Per Couple both Golfing
B) $3,800 Per Non-Golfer, Double Occupancy or $8,450 Per Couple, Golfer & Non-Golfer
C) $6,650 Per Golfer Single Occupancy

D) $750 Extra Night - Coastal View Terrace Room, Breakfast, Self Parking, Taxes & Fees (Based on availability at time of request)

Resort Dining:

  • 6 nights at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort (Check In July 10, 2025 & Check Out July 16, 2025)
  • Stay in a comfortable 450 sq. ft. Coastal View Terrace Room with a 400 sq. ft. terrace overlooking the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.

  • Full Buffet Breakfast each morning (July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2025)
  • Welcome Reception with one hour Open Bar followed by Welcome Dinner (July 10, 2025)
  • Reception with one hour Open Bar followed by Farewell Dinner (July 15, 2025)
  • Four Rounds of Golf with Cart: Torrey Pines North Course, Torrey Pines South Course, Aviara Golf Club and Del Mar Country Club
  • Gratuities on planned meals, Tourism Occupancy Tax, San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment, California Tourism Assessment and Resort Fee.
  • Self-parking is also included as part of this package.
  • The Resort Fee includes: •WiFi Internet service •24-hour access to business center •Bottled water in each guest room - replenished daily •Coffee maker with coffee and tea available in each guest room •Two glasses of wine or beer at the lobby bar •15% discount off items purchased in the Torrey Pines Golf Shop •Access to pickleball and tennis courts •Daily yoga in the garden •20% discount off items purchased in the Hilton Hotel Lobby Gift Shop

Torrey Pines North Course

In 2016, the North Course underwent a $12.6 million improvement and redesign by noted golf course architect Tom Weiskopf. Featuring fewer bunkers and larger greens than before, the North Course has also switched the front nine holes with the back nine, making the famous ocean views prominent to golfers as they finish their rounds. The course is challenging with breathtaking views of the ocean, La Jolla cove, cliffs and undeveloped pacific areas.

Thursday, July 10, 2025:
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort should have your rooms ready to check into by 4:00 PM.

5:30 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception (one hour) followed by Dinner. 

Friday, July 11, 2025:
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.

10:00 AM Tee Times begin at Aviara Golf Club - an Arnold Palmer signature design managed by Troon Golf.

This evening guests are on their own for dinner, several restaurants in the hotel and others are located nearby. 

Saturday, July 12, 2025:
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.

AM Tee times begin at 9:30AM, Torrey Pines North Course.

This evening guests are on their own for dinner, several restaurants in the hotel and others are located nearby.

Sunday, July 13, 2025:
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.
AM No golf planned - enjoy relaxing at the pool or explore La Jolla, Torrey Pines State Reserve or San Diego.
This evening guests are on their own for dinner, several restaurants in the hotel and others are located nearby.


Monday, July 14, 2025:

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.
10:00 AM Tee Times begin at Del Mar Country Club - a private club where you'll be a member for the day!
PM This evening guests are on their own for dinner, several restaurants in the hotel and other are located nearby.


Tuesday, July 15, 2025:

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.
AM Tee times begin at 9:30AM, Torrey Pines South Course.
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception (one hour) followed by Awards Dinner.


Wednesday, July 16, 2025:

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Breakfast buffet at Hilton's Torreyana Restaurant.
11:00 AM Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort check out time, have a safe trip home.

GUIDED NATURE WALKS
Torrey Pines State Reserve offers Docent led walks every Sunday at 8:00am to 10:00 a.m. The Mindful Walks are guided walks where you can slow down, breath in fresh air, use your senses, and be present.  The 2-hour-long walks start at the Lodge (Visitor Center) at 8 AM

and are perfect for unwinding in nature and enjoying the stark beauty of Torrey Pines State Reserve.

The Hilton La Jolla / Torrey Pines Resort Accommodations:

Golf and Adventure Travel Expeditions is happy to invite you to participate in a private group event with your friends Mike and Rosie Savoia, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort, taking place July 10-16, 2025. Our office has had the pleasure of Mike and Rosie’s company on numerous golf trips over the years, so we were thrilled when they asked us to organize a 2025 summer visit to Torrey Pines, one of the most popular golf spots in the USA.  The group size is limited to only (24) golfers, and we hope you will be part of the fun.

This 7 day / 6 night golf trip features the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort as our base due to its proximity to the famous and scenic 36 holes of the Torrey Pines North and South Golf Courses. From your hotel room, you can easily walk to the pro shop at Torrey Pines in less than 5 minutes.  The itinerary includes (4) rounds of golf which will be played on both the North and South courses at Torrey Pines as well as additional rounds at (2) premium selected clubs nearby.  We are recommending that participants fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), and rent a car for the week.  The San Diego airport is less than a 25 minute drive from the Hilton hotel and self-parking is included for all participants at the hotel’s garage. 


Torrey Pines Golf Course has been a regular stop on the PGA Tour for a long time (since 1968). Many golf fans remember that history was made at Torrey Pines in 2008 when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open and his 14th major in a playoff over 5 days of competition. And Jon Rahm made a birdie on each of the final two holes to become the first U.S. Open champion from Spain and win his first major championship. Most of us have watched the pro golfers on TV as they hit their shots with the majestic Pacific ocean as a back drop. It's a wonderful setting for golf and certainly worth a visit for any golf fan.  This is a trip you won't want to miss!

Package Prices:

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Event Dates: July 10 - 16, 2025

The Torreyana Restaurant at the Hilton - $$
Our participants will enjoy daily breakfast buffet included as part of your package. The Torreyana also serves lunch and dinner with panoramic vistas of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The award-winning Torreyana combines a warm ambiance, amazing sunsets and unparalleled service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner focus on regional attributes, using only fresh and natural products while exhibiting our abundance of seasonal seafood. Outdoor patio dining and fire pits with comfy lounge furniture provide a sublime setting to enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite libation, all while gazing at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and beyond.

SHOPPING
Downtown La Jolla along Prospect Street is a shopper’s paradise, with several popular outlets, one-of-kind boutiques, art galleries and jewelry stores. Find distinctive apparel, accessories, home décor and gifts for loved ones back home.