"Concerns About Torrey Pines North"

Tod Leonard files a San Diego Union Tribune story on the status of Phil Mickelson's proposed renovation of Torrey Pines North, which has doubled in price.

A Municipal Golf Committee meeting is scheduled Wednesday to consider where the project goes from here.

Try not to cringe when you see what the contractors bid for the work...

When the project was first proposed in 2013, the price tag was $7.8 million. By the time the MSG voted its approval in February 2014 the cost was $9.5 million. The golf department subsequently added work for the addition of a South Course water pump station, which tacked on about $2 million.

Then the bidding process began, and the city received two bids from experienced golf course builders that were far over its budget. Landscapes Unlimited, which did the work on the redesigned South Course in 2001 for about $3.5 million, bid $18.9 million; Wadsworth Construction bid $16.9 million.