Learn More About Torrey Pines’ Fascinating History

Like the U.S. Open, Torrey Pines Golf Course has an intriguing history of its own. Now a major landmark of San Diego, California, the tract of land was originally a World War II military training center. In 1956, William F. Bell took 100 acres of Camp Callan and built the North and South golf courses. Bell orchestrated the views that Torrey Pines is famous for today; Rees Jones lengthened the course and increased its difficulty in 1999 to make it tournament-ready.

Torrey Pines was named after a special pine tree only found on the golf courses, in a neighboring state reserve and on Santa Rosa Island; however, the trees found in San Diego and those found just south of Santa Barbara are a different subspecies, making the courses’ trees even rarer. Discovered by Dr. Charles Parry in 1850 and named after his mentor Dr. John Torrey, these pine trees are characterized by their five pine needles and rugged looks. The Torrey pines’ growth (and endangered existence) occurs under continual drought, sandy soil, high winds and scorching sun.

121st u.s. open torrey pines heathered blue cap

Celebrate the 2021 U.S. Open with limited edition headwear and apparel: U.S. Open Golf Hats, Mesh Back Truckers and more.

Imperial loves to celebrate a good golf story, and the 2021 U.S. Open Championship at Torrey Pines is sure to be a great one. Check out over 20 new styles of limited edition hats and apparel, including Lee Wybranski’s debut poster art renditions and the popular retro logo with the famous Torrey Pine tree.

Shop U.S. Open Rope Hats

navy checkered nylon rope cap with retro us open torrey pines embroiderywhite cap with red white and blue rope with 2021 us open torrey pines circle patchneon orange retro fit performance rope cap with rectangular patch featuring lee wybranski's 2021 u.s. open poster art

U.S. Open Torrey Pines – The Arena Square One Cap       U.S. Open Torrey Pines Performance Rope Cap       U.S. Open Torrey Pines – Lee Wybranski Rope Cap

One of the hottest styles of 2020 is the rope hat. Ropes are available on performance and cotton fits, so you can rock the latest trends in a classic or alternative way – whichever works best for you.

Don’t forget, Imperial also offers neon rope hats, which are sure to show your love for the U.S. Open anywhere you go.

Shop U.S. Open Mesh Back Hats

white olive and wheat meshback trucker cap with rectangular patch featuring lee wybranski's 2021 u.s. open poster art121st u.s. open torrey pines white and navy cap with red mesh121st u.s. open torrey pines black meshback cap

U.S. Open– Lee Wybranski Mesh Back Trucker            U.S. Open Torrey Pines – Mesh Back Trucker       U.S. Open Torrey Pines – Mile High Fit Mesh Back Cap

Similar to the rope caps, Imperial’s mesh back hats come in a variety of fits. While some are U.S. Open mesh back truckers, others are adjustable or can be found in Imperial’s mile high fit with the plastic snap closure. Whether you go patriotic or classic, you’ll give off some chill vibes with these U.S. Open mesh back hats.


Shop U.S. Open Sun Protection Hats
U.S. Open Torrey Pines Cooling Sun Protection Hat in white

U.S. Open Torrey Pines – Cooling Sun-Protection Hat

If there’s one thing Imperial knows about golf, it’s sun protection. Last thing anyone wants is a wicked sunburn after a fun day on the course. Kill two birds with one stone by checking out Imperial’s U.S. Open sun protection hats. With a wide brim and mesh side panels, you’ll stay cool and dry.

U.S. Open Custom Hats

As always, these Torrey Pines hats come in a large variety of styles, from the U.S. Open mesh back trucker and neon rope hats to the U.S. Open bucket hats and mile high fits. Even customizable tour visors!

Whatever style helps you celebrate golf, Imperial has it. Take this freedom to the next level by designing your own custom U.S. Open hat with our retro and Wybranski logos.

Shop U.S. Open Apparel

121st u.s. open torrey pines shirt in ice bluelee wybranski's official 2021 u.s. open at torrey pines poster art on the back of an indigo shirt

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out Imperial’s U.S. Open apparel options.  You can wear these styles on course or at your U.S. Open viewing party. 

There you have it – the 121st U.S. Open Championship at Torrey Pines is June 14-20, 2021. The countdown starts now, and Imperial wants to help you celebrate.