The 2020 PGA Championship, contested in early August in San Francisco, was the primary main golf championship held with out followers. Collin Morikawa’s drive-and-putt for eagle on the sixteenth will grow to be the goal of holiday makers to the San Fran muni for years to come back. The delicate pattern towards contesting main occasions at public-access programs, no matter inexperienced price, implies that extra golfers may have the chance to stroll within the footsteps of their heroes.
Harding Park was designed by William Watson and Sam Whiting, who additionally joined forces to put out the adjoining Olympic Membership, a decidedly-private venue. The course has a riches-to-rags-to-riches historical past, shifting from storied venue to car parking zone, to a refurbished gem. It grew to become a TPC course in 2010, That implies that your inexperienced price will set you again just a few payments. No worries, although, as there’s loads of golf to be performed in San Francisco, to steadiness the price range.
San Francisco’s Different Munis
Town by the bay has a mushy spot for golf. McLaren Park, Golden Gate Park, Sharp Park and Presidio are 4 programs, owned and operated, by a wide range of municipalities, along with the 27 holes at Harding Park. Charges at these different munis are one-fifth to just about one-tenth of what’s prices to peg it at Harding. Should you’re staying in Frisco and don’t need to transfer round a lot, there’s loads of public-access golf by way of SFMTA.
Two in Oakland
Lake Chabot and Monarch Bay-Tony Lema are positioned throughout the bay in Oakland. Very similar to the finances-friendly programs throughout the water, these two match effectively contained in the affordable-green-fee-per-round bracket. Lake Chabot is available in between $30 and $45, whereas Monarch Bay maxes out at $59 on the weekend. The San Mateo-Hayward bridge is your passage eastward, to 2 programs with super views of the land and sea of the Bay space.
Neglect North, Head South
Nature lovers and hikers head north of The Metropolis, however for golfers, it’s a lifeless zone. To the south, nevertheless, fantastic golf awaits. There’s loads of golf between San Francisco and San Jose, however we’re going to remain alongside the coast and offer you a have a look at a pair of high-end golf locales.
The sweetest ones are Half Moon Bay (36 minutes from Harding Park) and Pasatiempo (67 minutes to the south). Two programs await at Half Moon Bay, which is located on the water, simply south of Redondo Seashore. Pasatiempo is one thing of a pilgrimage web site. It’s the spot the place golf course architect Alister MacKenzie laid down roots, after touring the world as a physician, warrior, and builder. His house is positioned to the left of the sixth fairway, and Pasatiempo was his favourite tract of land. Like Donald Ross at Pinehurst, Pasatiempo is synonymous with MacKenzie.
If you end up searching for a spherical of golf at TPC-Harding Park, you should definitely put aside just a few extra days to see the realm’s different golf wonders.