The course underwent extensive redesign. If you make par on #16 (par-5) send me e-mail. The original course was built in 1915 and the course record (old course) belongs to Sam Snead, who shot a 60 in 1943. This course, together with Torrey Pines, hosts the San Diego City Amateur every June.
A devilish little course. Its deceiving short yardage makes it look easier than it actually is (if easy at all). Perhaps it's the perfect example of when the USGA slope/rating system, seemingly based mostly on distance, fails to capture the true difficulty of a golf course. Some holes have no bail out, forcing the players to play very safe, short of greens, to avoid disaster. Agressive play will, sooner or later, lead to disastrous consequences. A good course for not-very-long and straight hitters, and patient players. A bad course for those who are wild off the tee and inaccurate iron players.