TPC Harding Park
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TPC Harding Park
Golfers staying in the heart of San Francisco are just minutes from historic TPC Harding Park, a staple on the PGA Tour. Courtesy of TPC Network
Presidio GC: #12
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Presidio GC: #12
A view of the 12th hole at Presidio Golf Course
Sharp Park Golf Course - hole 16
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Sharp Park Golf Course - hole 16
A seawall blocks the views of the Pacific Ocean from the 16th hole at the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, California. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
The Old course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links offers high drama on the Pacific Coast in Northern California
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Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Aerial view from Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Ocean Course - No. 16
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Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Ocean Course - No. 16
The par-4 16th hole on the Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links provides a thrilling elevated tee shot. Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
CordeValle Golf Club - vineyard
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CordeValle Golf Club - vineyard
Luxurious CordeValle is set among vineyards beside the hills of San Martin, Calif. Courtesy of CordeValle Resort
Baylands Golf Links
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Baylands Golf Links
Baylands Golf Links was completely redesigned by Forrest Richardson. Baylands Golf Links
Cinnabar Hills GC
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Cinnabar Hills GC
The views are stunning from the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in south San Jose. Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Coyote Creek GC
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Coyote Creek GC
The Coyote Creek Golf Club's Tournament course hosted a Champions Tour event in the 1990s.
Pasatiempo Golf Club - hole 1
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Pasatiempo Golf Club - hole 1
A lone golfer walks the first fairway at Pasatiempo Golf Club in the fading light. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Corica Park - South: #6
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Corica Park - South: #6
The South Course at Corica Park recently reopened after a major redesign by Rees Jones. Corica Park
Phil Mickelson at Safeway Open, Silverado
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Phil Mickelson at Safeway Open, Silverado
Phil Mickelson tees off during the 2016 Safeway Open at Silverado. Getty Images
Sonoma Golf Club
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Sonoma GC
The private Sonoma Golf Club is only accessible with a stay at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. Sonoma Golf Club
Northwood Golf Course
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Northwood Golf Course
In Sonoma, Calif., Dr. Alister Mackenzie built the low-key, yet spectacular nine-hole Northwood Golf Course carved through dense, towering redwoods. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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A Scenic Tour: Golf around San Francisco's Bay Area

Follow a circular path around the San Francisco Bay for an adventurous golf getaway.

Jason Scott Deegan, who lives in San Jose, selects the best places to stay and play golf in the San Francisco Bay Area. The photos in this gallery start near San Francisco on the Peninsula, and follow a path around the San Francisco Bay, moving to South Bay/Silicon Valley, East Bay and eventually ending in the North Bay, where wine and golf pair well together.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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