Location, location, location: The new Lodge at Torrey Pines, neighboring the 18th hole of San Diego’s famed Torrey Pines South Golf Course (below), has a lock on it. Modeled in the Craftsman style of the early 1900s, the resort’s exquisitely detailed design trumpets native wood and stone in 175 rooms. Tile and stained glass ornament the timber-beamed lobby, where guests gather fireside. After recreating, of course. The lodge guarantees tee times at Torrey Pines and is a beach walk from Torrey Pines State Reserve’s hiking trails. An American impressionist art collection, California cuisine, and cozy spa extend the Lodge’s appeal beyond real estate terms. Rooms from $350. (800) 656-0087,