San Geronimo Golf Club

3.7273000000 3.7 stars from 5 (154)
  • 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
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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

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

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 154 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

127 out of 153 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

Reviewed on

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Gerry5863906's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Rain tolerant"


moondog92's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine is generally flat, complimented by some redwood trees along the fairways. The back nine offers more challenge with elevation changes and green complexes protected by creeks and ponds. The 11th hole is one of the most challenging par 4's in the area. Played dry despite nearly 2 inches of rain the day prior. Some fairways were a little spotty due to drought; greens with many subtle breaks that rolled true. Great vistas and setting. Joined a threesome; company was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Incredible Back 9"


Robert9790932's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Although I liked the whole course, standing on the 10th tee will take your breath away. The view is fantastic, and so is the drop your ball will take on the way to the fairway (ho[efully) below. The whole back 9 is wonderful. If the front 9 was as spectacular, the course would have a 5 star rating from me. But it is still a very great course, and I highly recommend it.

Robert the Bruce (aka Bob)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Brass Tacks Review"


David7896024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

IMO all you need to know from a review: how are the greens, course condition and is it challenging.

Don't read the last guys review about dry fairways and such.

For the end of a summer with no rain, the fairways were plenty lush. The greens were in good shape and for a public course, this is a fun challenge. I play here often so I can tell you that the course is in good shape. Bunker sand was consistent, Tee boxes were great. On a few holes the fairway was a little thick, but like I said they were lush and for a course that was very dry over last 4 years from drought, it's in great condition. You'll def. enjoy your round out here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/19/2016

btw, to add to my review the guy who said the fairways were dry is a 20-24 handicapper. Just saying.... lol


"Nice day at San Geronimo"


u980929020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played in afternoon and had no one in front of us. We got done in about 3 3/4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Have seen course in better shape"


Thomas2222655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Condition of course was somewhat disappointing. Seemed that there was orange cones and fencing on number of holes and fairways were extremely dry compared to other courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not ready for Prime Time"


David4125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San G is in a beautiful location, far away from the maddening crowd, however it isn't in very good shape. Probably lack of water

Contributes to the hard fairways, sketchy grass in lots of places, and hard tee boxes but still at $45 (senior rate) it's just not worth the money, especially if you drive from an hour + away. The greens looked decent but we're pretty slow, even when it looked fast. A big disappointment in the speed of the greens.

The staff has always had an elitist attitude which doesn't make you feel welcome and ready to play golf. Add to that they don't have a driving range! Not worth it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful course surroundings, average course conditions"


charch2012's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course layout plays long, keep that in mind when hitting from the tips. Setting and surroundings are beautiful: protected little microcosm of weather in the valley too, not much wind, lots of sun exposure. Course conditions are average at best, especially for what you're paying. No driving range (big disappointment for an $80+ round and hitting driver off the 1st tee - so much for warming up.) Suggestion to mgmt., install one of those net-like ranges nearby for warm up - you have the real estate to do so, better than nothing. Fairways were a big let down, very dry, pockets of dirt, divots, bumps, and gravel noticed. Greens in good shape, but played fast (again, lots of sun exposure for the later-in-the-morning, mid-day rounds, especially during warmer seasons). Water is in play somewhat, but mostly avoidable. Course plays well for the L-to-R, R-toL open-hitter. Pace of play was slow (expect that on weekends).


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun interesting course"


u000004879427's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my son after getting a great deal on golf now. We played for $35 (17.50 each) with a cart. For that price it was a great deal. The course is average distance with a pretty good design. It has a variety of holes with doglegs left and right. The greens were in excellent condition, the fairways in good condition and the bunkers fair. I really liked the design because every hole was unique. One driveable par 4, a couple of 400 plus par 4's and the rest in the 360 yard range from the blue tees. The par 3's also varied in length and I liked all of them. The course required accuracy but was very fair. There was one tee back from that and a couple of shorter tees. The clubhouse is old and dated but the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. For $40 and below on weekdays I would highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track"


u000006503170's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here yesterday with a couple of buddies - we are varying skill levels (one guy is basically scratch, I'm a 9 the other guy about a 18). Scratch guy played from the tips, we played from the blues (20 guy bombs it off the tee). Front 9 is flat and pretty easy. A few odd twists and turns with some trees, but basically standard golf. Back 9 is much more challenging with some cool elevated tee boxes and blind tee shots. Some long par 3s, and plenty of dog-leg lefts, and even some water on a few holes. Very pretty course.

One bit of local knowledge - on every hole (except par 3s) there are two red trees (short-ish japanese maples) planted on either side of the fairway which are at 150 yards out. This gives you a much better sense of the hole than a barber pole and i wish more courses would do this.

As a warning, the advertised rate on GolfNow does *not* include the cart fee, so we were surprised with an extra $10/each on the already somewhat steep green fees. First course I've been to that has this issue and GolfNow/the course should resolve this.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


Michael7418356's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, especially the greens. Pace of play was right on.

Food options were limited, both on course and especially in the club house.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Golf Course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my round at San Geronimo. Course conditions were good; pace of play was excellent; the course layout was mostly good except for one hole with a blind tee shot. You'll want to play this course a few times to get local knowledge of how to play some of the holes. I live in the East Bay. So, getting to this course was very difficult, especially during the weekday with commute traffic. For the fees I paid and the distance I drove to get there, this is not a course I would frequent often. Overall value is just average based upon my situation. I could be better for those living closer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging holes and risk reward"


u000001224509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in above average shape. We were welcomed at the desk and also by a friendly starter. Finished in just over 4 hours, but teed off at 2pm and only twosomes in front of us. Water hazards on 6 holes - 3 requiring an approach over water. All Iin all, SG was an enjoyable afternoon and a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent Course, Marin Prices"


jvjones's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun course. It's pretty well maintained and has plenty of challenge for all types. The first few holes are kinda cookie cutter, but the rest of the layout makes up for it. I knocked down a star because it's usually a bit overpriced, no driving range to warm up, and the practice green is minimal. I only book here when I get a deal. I think they try to charge more simply because it's in Marin County and certainly not because the course or the facilities are worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Enjoy the outdoors.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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