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Golf Courses in San Francisco | Golfing in San Francisco

Often called the ‘rich man’s game’, Golf is a test of your accuracy, vision, and patience. So it doesn’t matter whether you own a Lexus or not if you want to try something new, we’ll tell you all you (Read More) need to know about the various golf courses in San Francisco you can visit during your trip there, and maybe develop a classy taste for yourself!

Here is the list of 12 Best Golf Courses in San Francisco | Golfing in San Francisco

1. Eagle Vines Golf Club

Eagle Vines Golf Club

Located at one of the most beautiful valleys in the world synonymous with wine culture - Napa Valley, Eagle Vines Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course which is sure to keep heads turning with a 360-degree view of the southern end of the valley and the vineyards.

Location: 580 S Kelly Rd, American Canyon
Hours: 6:30 AM–5 PM, Everyday
Rates - April 1st – November 30th:
Monday to Thursday: Adult: $69, Senior: $57
Friday: Adult: $89, Senior: $62

2. Franklin Canyon Golf Course

Franklin Canyon Golf Course

The Franklin Canyon golf course located in Hercules California is a beautiful lush property. It is also known as the Bay Area course. The golf course was designed by the legendary architect Robert Graves known to design much golf courses. The course is surrounded by small hills and gorgeous trees making it a beautiful patch of green. It close to San Francisco and is a quite popular spot for anyone looking to enjoy a game of golf especially from the north of San Francisco.

Location: CA-4, Hercules
Hours: 7:00 Am to 8:00 PM, Daily
Holes: 18
Rates
18 hole Walking: $33
18 Holes Riding: $49
Twilight (after 2:00PM): $24
Twilight Riding: $36 
Super Twilight (after 4:00PM): $19 
Super Twilight Riding: $30

3. Gleneagles Golf Course

Gleneagles Golf Course

For over half a century, the Gleneagles Golf course has been living up to the name of the world-famous Gleneagles GC, originally established in Scotland. Considered to be one of the best 9-hole layouts on the west coast by its patrons, it has been named as one of the top 10 golf courses in the country by Link Magazine in 2018.

Location: McLaren Park
Hours: Wednesday to Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday to Sunday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Monday to Tuesday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Rates: Monday - Thursday: 
9 Hole - $29 (Adult), $24 (Senior), $17 (Junior)
18-holes - $37 (Adult), $34 (Senior)
Friday - Sunday:
9 Hole - $33
18-holes - $45

4. Golden Gate Park Golf Course

Golden Gate Park Golf Course

Yet another beautiful design by the local architect, Jack Fleming, the Golden Gate Park Golf Course is situated on the western end of the park it’s named after. Built-in 1951, it has been voted as one of the top 12 9-hole courses in the country by Golf.com.

Hours: 7 Am to 5 PM, Daily
Location: 970 47th Ave
Rates: 
SF Resident: $18 (Adult), $15 (Senior)
Non-Resident: $23 (Adult), $8 (Junior)
Tournament: $39

5. Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

The half moon bay golf links is one of the most luxurious golf courses located close to San Jose in California. This one of a kind oceanfront golf course that includes two types of golf courses the old course and the ocean course.

Location: 2 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay
Hours: 7 AM to 6 PM, Daily
Rates: Average rates start at $100 to $150

6. Harding Park and Fleming Golf Courses

Harding Park and Fleming Golf Courses

Part of the Tournament Player’s Club (TPC) set of courses by PGA, who also manages the course, TPC Harding Park was constructed in 1962 by the late Jack Fleming as a completely Municipal owned golf course for the public, surrounding Lake Merced on its 3 sides and the San Fransisco University on the other.

Location: Lake Merced Park
Rates: Monday - Thursday
SF Resident: $28 (Adult), $22 (Senior), $14 (Junior)
Non-Resident: $33 (Adult)
Golf Cart: $13

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7. Lincoln Park Golf Course

Lincoln Park Golf Course

The Lincoln Park Golf course constructed in Lincoln Park, San Francisco, is probably one of the most scenic golf courses in the world owing to its magnificent views throughout the course ranging from downtown San Francisco and Mt. Diablo at the 7th and 13th tee to the Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean at the 17th tee.

Hours : 7 AM to Sunset
Rates: Monday - Friday Before 12pm
SF Resident: $33 (Adult), $22 (Senior), $15 (Junior)
Non-Resident: $48 (Adult), $22 (Junior)
Tournament: $68
Golf Cart: $32

8. Presidio Golf Course

Presidio Golf Course

What do Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Schulz, Joe DiMaggio, and Arnold Palmer have in common? Apart from being some of the greatest faces of the USA, they shared a common interest in having a round of golf at the Presidio Golf Course. This 145-acre, award-winning golf course with its rich history of over 120 years, has stood testament to some of the finest management ever to lay craft across the golfing world.

Hours: Wednesday - Monday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Rates : Monday-Thursday:
$55 Walking / $75 Riding / Twilight $35 Walking Only
Friday-Sunday & Holidays:
First Tee Time – 10:00 am - $85 Golf Cart Included
10:10 am – 11:50 am - $65 Walking Only
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - $85 Golf Cart Included
Twilight: $45 Walking Only (starts at 1:00 pm, and last golf carts go out at 1:00 pm)

9. Sharp Park Golf Course

Sharp Park Golf Course

The sharp park golf course was built by the very famous architect Alister Mackenzie in 1932. This historic golf course is located in the south of San Francisco and is one of the largest golf courses for public usage. The course is spread across 6300 yards and is surrounded by mountains one side and the sea on the other.

Hours: 6 AM to 8 PM, Daily
Location: 1 Sharp Park Rd, Pacifica
Rates:
SF Resident: $34 (Adult), $16 (Junior), $24 (Senior)
Non-Resident: $51 (Adult), $25 (Junior)

10. StoneTree Golf Club

StoneTree Golf Club

The stone tree golf club located in Novato, California is a fairly new golf course that opened in the year 2000. The golf course is spread across 6800 yards and consists of an 18 hole course.

Location: 9 Stone Tree Ln, Novato
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mondays Closed
Rates: Membership Only
Monthly dues start at $335 for an individual

11. The Chardonnay Golf Club

The Chardonnay Golf Club

As far as first impressions go, very few can beat The Chardonnay Golf Club located at the bottom of the Napa valley with the stellar view of the valley and the surrounding vineyards. The 18-holes 72 par course is spread across 6948 yards posing various challenges for golfers of all levels with its contoured elevation changes, rolling hills, undulated surfaces, and the numerous lakes.

Hours: 7 AM – 6 PM, Daily
Location: 2555 Jameson Canyon Rd, American Canyon
Rates: Monday to Thursday
Walking Rates $40 - $20 extra to ride
9-Holes Plus $20

12. The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club

Founded in 1860 the Olympic club is not just a regular country club but home to more than 10,000 members and young Olympic champions that once trained in this very club. This is the ultimate club for all sportsmen and includes a large golf course.

Location: 599 CA-35
Holes: 18
Membership: By sponsor only

This post was published by Rachel Mathew

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