Torrey North Project Likely Facing Delay Due To High Bids

Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that Phil Mickelson's Torrey Pines North Course renovation project, which has seen an approximate cost jump from just over $6 million to $11 million due to various add-ons (including some South Course work), is likely to not begin following the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open. The only two construction bids that came in were apparently well above the project budget.

Leonard writes:

The work on the North Course originally was slated to start after the conclusion of the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in early February, but City Golf Manager Mark Marney said the construction bids came in higher than the budget, and that will require city staff to re-work the plan.

“Engineering hasn’t completely ruled out the construction for this year, but it sounds like it’s very unlikely that it will happen,” Marney said on Monday.