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4.5
322 Reviews (322)
5 Stars
156
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
91.2%
Recommend this course
272 out of 322 reviews
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4.6
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
52 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7169 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.3

TPC Harding Park ranks among the most famous municipal courses in the country, along with Torrey Pines South and Bethpage Black. TPC Harding Park, which is part of the San Franciso Recreation and Parks Department, hugs the shores of Lake Merced in close proximity to the Lake Merced Golf Club, The Olympic Club and San Francisco Golf Club. Dating to 1925, it has a long history of tournament golf among its stately Monterey Cypress trees. Byron Nelson won back-to-back San Francisco Opens in 1944-45. The PGA Tour's Lucky International in the 1960s attracted winners such as Gary Player (1961), Gene Littler (1962), Jackie Burke Jr. (1963), Ken Venturi (1966) and Billy Casper (1968).

After falling on hard times, the course received a $16-million renovation in 2002-03 that brought it back into the tournament fold, hosting the 2005 World Golf Championship-American Express Championship, the 2015 WGC-Match Play Championship, The Presidents Cup in 2009, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship from 2010-12 and the 2020 PGA Championship, its first major.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Watson (1925) Sam Whiting (1925) Chris Gray (2003) Jack Fleming (1934)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $25
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Ginella's Top 50 U.S. Courses You Can Play (2016 #25) (2015 #25)

Reviews

4.5
322 Reviews (322)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 22
Bunkers 18
Plays Long 14
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 24
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Worth the Drive 13
Near the Airport 10

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
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Layout Average
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Pace Good
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Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Impeccable

The views are fantastic. A must-play course when visiting San Fran! Definitely walkable too. Didn’t see a ranger to enforce pace of play and it’s a bit expensive for non-residents. Otherwise, beautiful conditions and jaw-dropping views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Historic track just wish greens could roll better

You gotta play it! And if you can get on for under a hundy you should... Just bring your aggressive putter stroke. Staff is top shelf but just wish the maintenance of the greens could be better. Came up about 107 yards short of trying to recreate Morikawa shot on #16! . What a historic moment on such a great hole! #18 is such a great hole as well. #8 par 3 is 3rd favorite.... okay i love them all!! and Play fleming too!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Condition

Staff friendly and helpful as always based on multiple times I have enjoyed a round on this course. However the greens have been punched with no advance notice the greens were not in any way ready for play
Also a concern I noticed multiple greens and fairways had tensile dead spots or perhaps fungus which resulted in very poor conditions. I am sure HP is aware of this very disappointing to see this condition

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Classic

I try to play there once a week, the pace of play is normally 4 hours on weekday mornings. It is a great deal with a resident card. Fun to play a course where you have also attended WGC, Presidents Cup and other pro events. Today was 20% less because the greens were aerated, so goes it. Typical Northern California coastal course, cold, wet and windy but a beautiful and challenging..

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great condition

Course is in same condition as last year before PGA.
Pace of on back nine a little slow, waiting on every tee shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Staff
First Time Playing

Immaculate

Course lived up to expectations and more. Absolutely phenomenal shape. Challenging in the most perfect way. Can't wait to be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

San Francisco should rebuild every one of its courses like this

Fun course with excellent rhythm in the routing. Greens rolled fast and true. Cost cutting with weird placements of sprinklers around greens. This is a wonderful public facility.The lake balances that out. Beautiful, big-boned golf course. Magnificent trees. Extremely fair. Would play it every day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodations at The Laurel Inn & The Beach House Hotel and 4 rounds of golf at TPC Harding Park, Presidio Golf Course, and Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
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