San Geronimo Golf Club

3.6600470588 3.7 stars from 5 (170)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6801 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, California 94963, Marin County
  • (415) 488-4030
  • (415) 488-4385
  • golfsangeronimo.com

Year built: 1967
Type: Public
Greens: Bent & Poa Grass
Fairways: Rye, Poa & Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. Denim jeans are allowed. Shorts must be Bermuda-length. No tank tops, t-shirts or cut-offs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6801 yards 73.5 138
Gold 72 6442 yards 73.5 136
White 72 6003 yards 69.1 132
Blue 72 5140 yards 69.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
92
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

143 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"best public course in Marin!"


badstu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

S.G. is, by far the best test of golf in marin.

The course is in great shape. It is long and challenging. The greens vary in size and difficulty but roll very true. You will feel good about your game after the front 9 but hang on! the back 9 is where this big green monster shows its teeth! On 4 of the first 5 holes, you can not see the green from the tee! Being in the short grass is a must! and even then you might find yourself with no second shot! A great test of golf! You will want to come back for more!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot deals are a deal"


tekamv251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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The regular price is a bit steep for me but the hot deals are worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000959107's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot day makes for fast round"


dwest14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first trip to San Geronimo golf course. I chose the course for two reasons: 1. It was outside the Sacramento Valley where the temperature was going to reach 110 plus, and the valley is filled with smoke from area fires.

2. San Geronimo is a dog friendly course and I have always wanted to take my Basset Hound Mollie with me to keep me company while I play.

My wife, who doesn't play, also joined us for the day and off we went, a rather unorthodox threesome, but all happy to be together, and laughing about enjoying the cool 95 degree temperature.

The course is in good condition. The greens are receptive, but roll nice and true with more break than they appear at times. I really enjoyed the mixture of holes. The front side plays relatively flat, with nice wide fairways. There is some water to deal with on the front side as well as a few well placed bunkers, and the ninth green demands an accurate short iron to a large green split into three small greens. Place your tee shot in the right spot or you are looking at a three-putt.

The back nine begins with an elevated tee shot to a 500 yard par 5 fairway. (Don't miss left.) The back nine has a few interesting (blind) tee shots on 12 and 14 which make it difficult to know exactly where to pick your line. I did manage to birdie 12 after a poor second shot by holing a wedge from 55 yards just short of the pond which is found short right of the green.

The round was a great time with the family, and we look forward to returning to San Geronimo in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000959107's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mjedridge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"San Geronimo challenge"


Touriz12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Tough interesting track even from the 6000 yard tees. Back nine is special. Good pace of play for public course and friendly informative staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One Complaint"


pheezer43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was great and greens were rolling really good, fairways were pretty dried out so lots of roll on all of our drives. Expected for mid summer muni so we weren't upset at all. Only big issue was a two some that our threesome was constantly waiting on, causing a totally unwarranted backup on a rather light day of play for the course. No marshal and no concern when we told the bartender how oblivious they were to their slow play. Eventually we skipped a hole and passed them and before after we finished the subsequent 2 holes we realized we already had an open hole between us! Outside of that minor speed bump we had a great time and will be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great setting, nice greens, a little"


u000001220596's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like many courses in the Bay Area these days, the greens are well manicured and the fairways good but the tees (not all level), bunkers (some thin and crusty), rough (some bare spots) and cart paths (some alligatoring) are getting less attention than they ideally should. Nevertheless, we paid avery reasonable price for a relaxing and enjoyable round on a perfect weather Friday afternoon in a gorgeous rural West Marin setting with everyone (and their dogs) on the course being very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
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All good except when GolfNow price includes cart, it's for a SHARED cart. I had to pay extra to get cart solo.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



cmward007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenge course"


u000007920995's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
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I played this course by myself for the first time. A few holes looks plain, passing by holes I felt to challenge for making good score. Most of holes have a view of difficulties . I was so impressed to make every swing with iron club and drivers. I've enjoyed very much to challenge this course for the first round . I'd recommend the people who visit here.Sooner or later I want to challenge one more time. They are so kind and polite.I love all of them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Still soggy after many dry weeks"


tkiernan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the round through golf now said a cart was included but when I got to the course I was told it was not. If this was stated on golf now I would have booked the reservations through the course as the rate was there standard rate ( and I could have saved the process fee from golf now).

The course is beautiful and I generally always enjoy this challenging track from the back tees. I was disappointed top find some of the course still extremely wet in the fairways (sank in mud to my ankle on one hole) and a lot of the rough was extremely high due to being damp and not cut recently making finding shots that barely missed the fairways difficult to find.

Recommend that you only play this course after a period of dry weather for at least 3 to 4 weeks. I will likely be back sometime in the summer, hopefully the rates on golf now will be discounted or include a cart for the walking rate


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, but they haven't mowed in weeks"


Austinpurk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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So the recent flood has left the course very green, but also very shaggy. Greens are fine, but the fairway is cut like deep rough and the rough is a jungle. Still enjoyed the round, but be prepared to lose your ball in the middle of the fairway and get no roll on your shots. I'd suggest playing one tee closer than normal to compensate because there is an impact on your distance.

Overall, I liked the course. The Front 9 is fairly flat but pleasant. The back 9 cuts back into the canyon and is much more interesting and serene.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Expensive play"


u607851480's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Booked on GolfNow for $64, didn't say if cart was included. Come to find out during check in that cart cost an extra $15. Spent $79 for a course that was mowed but grass wasn't cleaned up after. So the fairways were like playing in the ruff, I lost about 8 balls in the fairway. If your gonna spend that kind of money on a nice course please maintain the grass so it's playable or bring down the rate. I would love to play this course during the summer and if the greens and fairways are well maintained. To top it all off it was "Cart path only!" So ur walking around searching for a ball that was hit clean in the fairway and still loose it smh!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"San Geronimo is wet!"


Lonniewise's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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I really like this course, but like all the courses in our area SG is suffering from heavy rains. The course was extremely water-logged and soggy. Staff has not been able to mow in several areas and just walking on the fairway was almost impossible in some areas. I lost several golf balls, all of them in the fairway and it was quite frustrating how long the grass was in the fairways. Unfortunately, SG doesn't have a driving range so hitting balls here is not an option. My suggestion is to give the course another week before playing it. Again, this is a great course but it's in no condition to be played at the moment.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course should be closed"


peterbmoore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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This was my first time playing the course. I know CA has had a lot of rain lately, but come on. Close the course. If you can't now your fairways then the course should not be open. I lost over 6 balls in the fairway and that was tracking them as close as possible. It looks like it could be a beautiful course but needs a few months to dry out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Mud Bogg"


bobskiggb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San Geronimo Golf Course is a wonderful Course. The day we played was the worst golf game I've ever had. Cart path only golf. We were told to keep an eye on where the ball lands., because it will disappear in the fairway. In all fairness they should have just closed the course. It was the first time I couldn't justify taking a day to play golf. This Review is only limited to the day of play. I have played many rounds at SGGC and have enjoyed it immensely.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cousre Under Water 1/27/2017"


kdelgobbo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time that I played San Geronimo. I was shocked to find the price of $16.00 including cart. Well the course was basically unplayable due to all the rain.

HIt a shot down the middle of the fairway and then spend 10 minutes trying to find the ball plugged into the turf.

Water over my shoe tops in many areas and the cart was useless as you had to keep it on the path.

The fairway grass was obviously very high since I assume that they could not mow.

Wold love to play the course under dry conditions. My advice is to stay away for a few more days.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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