Torrey Pines loses famous cypress

A storm knocked down a cypress tree on the North Course at

Torrey Pines that was one of the city’s most photographed


The cypress was located behind the downhill, par-3 sixth hole

that offers a stunning view of the ocean. Its trunk was snapped

near its base Tuesday morning, one of 18 trees lost on the North

and South courses at Torrey Pines.

City golf manager Jon Maddern says the wind reached 58 mph

during the storm.

Maddern says arborists will determine how to treat the tree,

estimated to b e 40 feet. The damage begins about 12 feet from the


Both courses at Torrey Pines will host the San Diego Open, which

starts Jan. 28.