San Geronimo Golf Club

3.6824588235 3.7 stars from 5 (177)
  • 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: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 177 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

149 out of 176 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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"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
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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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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 100 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 1000 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
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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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Reviewed on


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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Reviewed on


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



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