TPC Harding Park - Harding Course

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4.3
159
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
94.5%
Recommend this course
128 out of 158 reviews
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4.5
12
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.5
24
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7169
Slope 129
Rating 74.3
Type Public
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TPC Harding Park Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7169 yards 74.3 129
Blue 72 6845 yards 72.9 126
White 72 6405 yards 70.5 121
Red 73 5875 yards 68.7 116
Red (W) 73 5875 yards 73.4 126
Scorecard for Harding Park Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 74.8/132 395 449 183 606 429 473 344 230 525 3634 562 200 494 428 467 405 336 175 468 3535 7169
Blue M: 73.4/129 395 430 165 580 395 440 335 200 495 3435 550 185 480 405 440 405 330 175 440 3410 6845
White M: 71.0/124 W: 76.5/135 375 400 155 540 365 390 325 190 475 3215 530 155 450 375 410 375 310 165 420 3190 6405
Red M: 68.6/119 W: 73.4/126 345 360 135 500 335 350 305 170 455 2955 500 125 410 365 370 345 280 125 400 2920 5875
Handicap 13 3 9 1 15 5 11 7 17 4 12 16 14 6 10 8 18 2
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 3 15 1 11 9 13 5 7 2 8 16 6 10 12 14 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Watson (1925) Sam Whiting (1925) Chris Gray (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Reviews

4.3
159

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 20
Bunkers 18
Plays Long 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 22
Locals 19
A Weekend Splurge 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 30
Worth the Drive 13
Near the Airport 10
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Plays Long

Enjoyable. Played with 3 local players. I player was long so we all played from the blue tees which is about 6800 yards. I shot an 87 and had only 1 iron in to a green the entire round. All the other holes were 3 wood and hybrids. I wanted to be courteous as an out of towner. Course is scorable if you can match the yardage to your game. My handicap is about 11.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible bunkers( compacted or muddy sand) and bumpy greens

Not worth the money because of the condition of bunkers and greens. Great layout barely makes up for the borderline conditions. Not coming back till this is improved

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

No bathrooms

I liked the course but there were no bathrooms on the back nine so be ready (espaecially after a big beer at the turn). The restaurant was good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Has maintenance dropped off?

Have played a few times this year at Harding and the accompanying 9 hole Fleming. In the past the course conditions were quite nice on both. Greens are healthy and the sand light. I thought the greens were mess yesterday and the bunker sand was heavy and hard. At $93, it should be in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well Kept Famous Muni

I researched well enough to figure out how to be one of the privileged few to book a GolfNow hot deal and managed to play this course for $57. The trick is, book one full week out early in the morning. If you wait until the end of that day the hot deal will have been booked. Anyway, that’s how you save some money if you’re an out-of-towner.

Sometimes the driving range is your first impression of a golf facility. If you allow that to happen here your first impression and final impression will be distinctly opposite. The driving range isn’t great (ok, it’s pretty bad). Completely netted in. Eight dollars for a small bucket off of a disheveled mat that has the generic hard plastic groove that you stick a tee into to hit driver. Most of the balls are missing the dimples and flutter around after impact. But at least there is a range and you actually can hit driver.

It’s a popular and well kept municipal course in the middle of a busy city, so the fact that you feel like cattle as you go to the first tee is something you should expect. Nothing to complain about there — and if you do I recommend heading 2 hours south to play Pebble Beach where you will be treated like the king you must be.

The two trademarks of this golf course are the cypress trees that line virtually every hole and once you head to the back nine many of the holes border Lake Merced. For being a course in San Francisco there are very little elevation changes.

I was very surprised at how well conditioned the golf courses. Although it is a TPC managed facility it is still a municipal and gets a ton of play. The greens had been aerated 10 days before, and that was a significant concern of mine, but they had healed phenomenally well given the short amount of time between when they were punched in the day I played. The greens had been aerated 10 days before, and that was a significant concern of mine, but they had healed phenomenally well given the short amount of time between when they were punched in the day I played. There are no gimmicky holes. What you see in front of you is what you get. The 18th hole is a beast; 440 yards or so with a tee shot that demands a 200 yard carry and keeping it down the right side of the fairway.

Note to anyone who comes from out of town to play: The ball does not travel in San Francisco. I played the course at 6800 yards and change and it played like a 7000 yard golf course (and that’s compared to the east coast of Virginia which is also at sea level). I would recommend playing up a set of tees.

Overall, I would play the golf course again provided I found the Golf Now hot deal. Otherwise, it’d be a “been there/done that.” However, if I were local I would be a frequent visitor given the value offered to local residents.

Oh ... and it was cool seeing Andre Igoudala out there too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best bet for public golf in San Francisco

The place is stunning. Conditions really good other than poa and a slight infection in the greens. The route is amazing in parts and solid throughout.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

TPC Harding Park was a pleasure to play. I would highly recommend walking the course. I was able to get a hot deal for a great price on Memorial Day weekend. I was in town to celebrated 50th birthday celebration for close friend Troy from college. Shot 47 front 40 on back with 1 birdie for total 87. Looking to come back in August to Play Pebble Beach courses & I will play Harding Park again to shoot a lower score. Definitely put this course on your list. They are having 2020 PGA Championship.

Sincerely Smooth P.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a treat!

Fantastic as always, course is a beauty in superb condition. The staff took it next level. I had something come up and showed up well in advance of my tee time. The staff and head pro did an amazing job accommodating me. Super friendly, absolutely recommend and can’t wait to return. Thanks very much Harding Park staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Impeccable greens

Great layout and very well conditioned course. The greens were outstanding coming off the women’s NCAA tourney last weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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