TPC Harding ParkGolf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield
Designer: Willie Watson in 1925
Cost: $52.00 - $175.00 (additional $16.00 for a cart) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (415) 664-4690
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Harding Park's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 99 Harding Road, San Francisco, California 94132
Accolades: Host of the 2009 President's Cup. Ranked 14th in California on Golf Magazine's 2012 Best Public Courses list.
What to Expect: Sitting at the tip of the Bay Area's revered links triangle, Harding Park rests just north of The Olympic Club and San Francisco Golf Club above Lake Merced. Any discussion about public golf in San Francisco quickly focuses on Harding Park's historic layout that is now part of the TPC network. The course features towering Monterey Cypress trees that frame the fairways while providing some shade with their canopy-like tops. The routing features gentle undulations throughout which deliver a nice variety to the holes while maintaining an excellent walkability level. The finishing stretch of holes, 14-18, plays along Lake Merced and offers some impressive views beyond the tree line. All in all, Harding Park is a must play for anyone looking for a championship experience at a public facility. As a side note, the routing for the 2009 Presidents Cup is different from what is played on a day to day basis. Also, the executive Fleming course is found inside the routing and offers a more casual golfing experience.
Signature Hole: 18th - 440 Yard Par 4
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 3rd - 165 Yards
Best Par 4: 15th - 405 Yards
Best Par 5: 10th - 550 Yards
Birdie Time: 12th - 480 Yard Par 5
Bogey Beware: 14th - 440 Yard Par 4
Final Cut: Grade B-