San Geronimo Golf Club

3.6277764706 3.6 stars from 5 (188)
  • 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

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 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

157 out of 187 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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"Not what she used to be!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A grand old course that needs some help.

Since reopening after the county purchase, some changes have been made that lower the quality of the experience. First, they have closed the bridge between 7 and 8 so you must drive all the way back around by the 5th tee box. Second, while it was closed, all the distance markers on the tee boxes were removed. Hard to figure distance. Lastly, at the present time, there is no bar or food!

Never a good sign at a course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A nice atmosphere"


jon4657404's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant staff greet you in the pro shop. Great putting green and chipping practice area. Good layout. Amazing views, nature feel and decent course conditions getting better daily since the reopening. I’m a fan.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"“Bare Bones”"


Goodboy2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on

San Geronimo feels like it’s on it's last legs. The course is a bit raggedy. There was no starter so golfers were just teeing off when they felt like it. The tees are hard pack and spotty so are the fairways. The greens were okay but a bit uneven. On the front nine a bridge was under repair and I had to haul my bags and hand cart over a barrier. People in golf carts had to drive back where they came from and take a detour. There is no clubhouse. The place has a vacant feeling to it. But the staff was extremely nice I don’t plan to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Still not what it was,but working on it...."


u000004394450's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has great potential but they need to get a liquor license and a cook so they have food there still.Still trying to get course back to what it was and why they allow 6somes is beyond me?There is NO way this is not going to slow down pace of play which was ok the first 9 but then slowed way down when we hit the back up and they had 2 open holes in front of them.We saw them on 15 when we were on 11 …..I couldn't figure out why so many people were on the green until I watched awhile and realized why it was so backed up from that hole on.I am glad though they reopened this course it is wonderful when everything is going smoothly.I would guess in a month or so all could be back to normal and thriving


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course great holes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has been closed for some time. Played it around 3 weeks after it reopened. Greens are not up to par. Very mushy and sanded. The pro shop it not tell us they were sanded. The price should have been reduced. No food and beverage service. It does not tell the golfer when I booked a tee time. Should notify when book a tee time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Welcome back San Germo!"


markbritschgi17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seeing how the course was in the brink of closing for good a few months ago, it’s in good shape considering that. The cart paths are very bumpy throughout and they currently have a bridge out between holes 7 and 8 which makes a long detour if you’re riding. But the scenery can’t be beat!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"This is a Course to avoid"


monkey2004c's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is not for any golfer looking to enjoy a round of golf. The course looked like a pasture, tall grass with many unmowned areas. The pace of play was totally unacceptable with lots of older men who seemed to have just started playing golf. The players meander around as though they want to spend the entire day out there, which they did as well as everyone who are playing behind these types of ‘non-players’. Over 20 minutes per hole resulted in a 6-hour round on a weekday! Imagine how long a weekend round would take?

A nightmare.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Welcome back"


utesox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So glad the course re-opened. What a nice property with challenging golf in a beautiful valley. Course could use some more work and the clubhouse was barren along with a closed bar...no food yet but.....great to have it available to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



wheelman12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice to have the course back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was closed last December and thought to be lost forever but it got a reprieve recently and reopened a few weeks ago. They need to catch up on some maintenance that was not done for several months due to the closure. some fairways need to be mowed a little tighter and the abundance of grass clippings need to be removed so that you don't lose golf balls in freshly mowed areas. Overall the course looks to be well on its way back to being the beautiful golf setting it has always been. I think if you give it a week or two and the weather stays good the course will be back to normal as if it never was closed. Happy to have SG back in the rotation of courses I play regularly in the north bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pls help clean this course"


gckal26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lost 3/4 balls in the MIDDLE of the fairway. The course needs to be touched up, and looks like it’ll be coming around! Bought a hot deal for two people but my 2some left due to perception. I was try to contact Golf now instead my wait time was approximately 1 HOUR. Gave up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"one last time"


treeranger's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is closing on December 29 so no more play there after this week. Not much reason to write a review. The county is taking over the course and turning it into open space.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow"


combatel's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too slow. Play

Crowded. Booking

So many. Golfers are not satisfied


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



combatel's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Say goodbye to another friend"


subtley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

SG will close at the end of this year. The greens were rolling pretty well, but the fairway grass was thin. It sucks that the County is losing its best public course; get out there and play it while you still can!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really Terrible this course is closing 12/31/2017"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played there the day after thanksgiving and heard it was closing so had to play one last time before it closed.But It was slower this round then that one ,and they are completely letting the course go with people driving carts when its to wet on the holes and making big muddy areas,Its really so sad an area so beautiful will be just wild growth in a year ,I feel for the people with the beautiful houses looking over the course,soon it will just be wetland and they will lose serious money in there houses worth with not much of a visual to look at.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Keeping San Geronimo National"


bolt65's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here 11/20/2017. Fabulous Course. It had been 15 years, heard it was closing and had to see it again. Its green and looks good. Best Public Course in Marin. Front nine parkland style, back nine country club! Par 5 all straightforward and playable. Both great nines. Holes 5 and 6 are neat, and 8 and 9 downright slick greens. Back nine holes 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 are among the best in town.

The course has nice fixed assets, and would love to see it stay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"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

Reviewed on

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



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