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3.3
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
20
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
67.9%
Recommend this course
65 out of 96 reviews
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3.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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3.7
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.2%
Recommend this course
32 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6408 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0
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Gleneagles Golf Course at McLaren Park
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Rye/Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Fleming (1962) George Waters (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Disc Golf

Reviews

3.3
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Carts

The call center and website is totally misleading in regards to motorized golf carts. I called twice and was reassured having carts for my guests would be no problem. When arrived at course was informed only three motorized golf carts are available on the course. I had prepaid for another round assuming my guest would be able to play a second round to make 18. Three of my guests had physical limitations which made the 9 holes very demanding on their person and were not able to play another 9 holds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

We Will Not Be Back

This is a nine hole walking course. It is $10 to rent a pull cart. The course is hilly and it was exhausting just to get through the nine holes.
The course has zero amenities. ZERO!
There are no paved paths, no course markers, hole numbers, directions, distance markers, arrows, nothing.
They did have metal barrels which indicated a hole.
Pay a bit more and actually enjoy your round of golf elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Gleneagles is a "no frills" golf course. We don't have the resources of other taxpayer funded City golf course and are independently run and operated. That allows us to put most of our efforts into the greens, which I'm sure bedeviled this golfer.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Thank you for the FOUR STAR review!

Played On
Reviews 71
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Is there anyone out there?

Ha ha. This course is barely used. Where is everyone.? Well the course is ALL mine for the taking. Come out and play this under played course. Yes it is a challenge to play. You will be tested on the choice of club to use. But that’s the fun in it. Course is super affordable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Thank you fore the FIVE STAR review. Yes, Gleneagles can be wide open most weekdays. Be sure to pre-purchase tee time at www.gleneaglesgolfsf.com

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Summer Is Here

I have been enjoy playing at Gleneagle during winter and spring of 2020-2021. It is a interest course. There is not much room for error and you need to to know how to play the course. The greens are always difficult.

It looks like the California Drought might start be effecting Glen Eagle. Lastround there was a lot dead patches of grass. I do not under stand why SF can water their soccer fields but not their golf courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/17/2021

We are under drought pressure again this year but if you want pure greens then you've come to the right place.

Played On
Reviews 71
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Challenge for the Purest

1st time playing here in over 8 years! Most challenging 9 you will ever play. No Cliche either
You will need all your clubs except the hybrid. It is important to club down with wind at your back and definitely club up hitting into the winds. Ground is hard as pavement and ball will carry further then you expect or desire. Be conservative at times. As ball will slide to the right slope and off the edge of holes 1-2 & 10-11. Greens are emaculately challenging. Humble play makes a stronger and enriched golfer.!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Thanks for the FIVE STAR review. You pretty much wrote the review better than we could.

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Commented on 07/06/2021

Ryan-- your review is spot on for Gleneagles "no cliche either", especially the part of "you will need all your clubs...". Some people see nine hole courses and think, "oh, short par 3s". NOT.
Hit your driver if you dare and be ready to reach the green in two on some holes that look and feel like par 5s. So well designed, the course is sneaky long without you even knowing it--until you do. Finally, "humble play makes a stronger and enriched golfer." All true.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst Course Ever Played

This course it atrocious. Majority is dirt, everything is angled downhill, the wind is so strong in places it knocks my ball off the tee. You could hit far left fairway and it’ll roll down out of bounds to the right. It was so bad it was laughable.

However, the staff is extremely kind and friendly so this is no reflection on them, just that putting a golf course on the side of a dirt hill was probably a very poor place to put a golf course.

Two holes were cool. And that they found a way to make a 9-hole course into an 18 by having you tee off in different areas is clever.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Gleneagles is not for everyone. We do not water the fairways off the tee boxes so if you hit a dribbler you will be in the dirt/sand. It is a tough and challenging course. Not for the faint of heart.

Played On
Reviews 142
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

challenging fun course

Gleneagles is a challenging fun course. .
It has many hilly long holes.
the scenery is wonderful and the holes are interesting.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thanks for the great review phillylu24. We liked your description "hilly long holes..." and "fun". Gleneagles, it's golf like no other.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thanks for giving us a try.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thanks for the great review Barry4852613.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course ever

The drunk bartender checks you in and he’s completely rude. They didn’t have carts available, yet course was empty! It’s located in the most seedy neighborhood I’ve ever seen. It would make a better landfill than a golf course, seriously pathetic. Wasted two hours of my life.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Not much we can say about this review other than they're not from around here.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Thank you for the FIVE STAR review!! We hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not for the Faint of Heart....

This is Not an easy course! Hilly surroundings make for shot selection and accuracacy a most on many holes-you can hit the fairway, only to have it roll off to the edge. Mature trees line all fairways and can easily come into play. Fairway conditions are average at best, but the greens are almost perfectly good! The greens are what make this course, they are fast, smooth, and takes some course knowledge.
This is a true 9 hole golf course; 6 par 4's, 2 par 3's and 1 par 5. The hilly conditions make it play longer, and can be a tough walk(be prepared).
Pace of play has always been good, because the majority of players are regulars...newbies be warned, this is NOT for beginners...being able to hit straight is a MOST.
RON

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Thank you for the great FOUR STAR review. You obviously know the game of golf as you accurately and without varnish explained what Gleneagles is all about. We know that we're a little scruffy but that's what makes this place such a surprise when you show up and just get whipsawed by the confines. Local tip: all putts break towards the Cow Palace--unless they don't.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average golfer

The tee boxes are less than desirable, the fairways need help as well and the greens are like putting on Pool tables. Its amazing that I can come here and shoot a 54 with 24 putts and the next day go to an average 18 hole course and shoot an 85 with average conditions. Sorry but this is not the Hidden Jewal spoken about in the press.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Ok, just want to focus on this reviewer's description of our greens "are like putting on Pool tables."

Thank you very much.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Thanks for the great review, we appreciate your business.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

I thought it was gonna be easy to beat, I was totally beaten!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff

Love this place. Very friendly staff. My hubby and I enjoyed our time there this afternoon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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