TPC Harding Park

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

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

Photos:  See additional photos of Harding Park

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

18th Hole at  Harding Park (440 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Harding Park (440 Yard Par 4)

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6845 73.1 125
White 72 6405 71.1 122
Red 72 5875 68.7 116
Gold (Women) 72 5375 70.4 116


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  3rd - 165 Yards

3rd Hole at Harding Park (165 Yard Par 3)
3rd Hole at Harding Park (165 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  15th - 405 Yards

15th Hole at Harding Park (405 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Harding Park (405 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  10th - 550 Yards

10th Hole at Harding Park (550 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Harding Park (550 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  12th - 480 Yard Par 5

12th Hole at Harding Park (480 Yard Par 5)
12th Hole at Harding Park (480 Yard Par 5)

Bogey Beware:  14th - 440 Yard Par 4

14th Hole at Harding Park (440 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at Harding Park (440 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade B-