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4.3
239 Reviews (239)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
83.5%
Recommend this course
195 out of 239 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 24 reviews
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4.3
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.4%
Recommend this course
41 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7169 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.3
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TPC Harding Park Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Watson (1925) Sam Whiting (1925) Chris Gray (2003) Jack Fleming (1934)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $25
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Ginella's Top 50 U.S. Courses You Can Play (2016 #25) (2015 #25)

Reviews

4.3
239 Reviews (239)

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 21
Bunkers 18
Plays Long 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 23
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Worth the Drive 13
Near the Airport 10

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Reviews 3
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Awesome San Francisco Course

Excellent course. Conditions were as good as they will ever get. Greens were firm and fast. Fairways were in great condition, too. Rough was extremely challenging to get out of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

stay away from the rough

the rough and fairways are setup for the PGA. If you cant keep it straight then expect a long day. the rough is at least 4in thick and will grab your club from advancing forward. it humbles me how good PGA tour players are in this stuff. tee boxes were fair. fairway was in good condition but much narrow than usual. mix in the damp air and wind, your ball flight will barely fly to your normal length. If you play before August 2020, bring your "A" game. If you dont have one or unsure, wait until after the PGA tourney. For the prices the residents pay, i think its a bit high but in comparison to non-residents, im sure glad i live in SF.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Tough Conditions

The 2nd cut of rough was extremely deep. All of us had difficulty getting out of it . Fairways and greens were in the best condition I've ever seen on any course. Probably because they are prepping for the PGA Championship in August. Great course if you can find the right rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Loved The Course But “Rough”

Enjoyed playing the course for the first time. Fairways and greens in great shape. The rough is very difficult. If you are off the fairway the ball will be in very high rough, which was new for me. Recommend taking an iron and getting the ball back in the fairway or you will ruin your round going from one spot in the rough to the next. Surprised that the traps were very very hard with a very thin layer of sand. Assume more sand will be brought prior to the PGA Championshii in early August.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Didn't meet my expectations.

I played there yesterday and there are already many holes I can't remember.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Same course with much better course conditions.

I have only played there once or twice since the Great Remodel. Since the routing is the same (except for the tweaked par 4 13th), and the wind hasn't changed, the course plays a lot like the old Harding.

Yes, the course conditions are better in every way. And since I wanted to play it before the PGA, I got to experience (slightly spongy) fairways cut to 60-70% of their normal width. Some of the "new" rough was a little brown but very deep. Keeping it in the fairway for the next couple months will be critical; it also caused a lot of ball hunting and slower play.

The greens were slower than I expected, but I'm sure they are preserving them for the PGA.

In this pandemic and PGA prep time, the driving range and short game practice area were both closed.

Want to play a public Major Championship course? You have very few choices. How much do you want to ante up?

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

tpc day

excellent course excellent marshaling never waited to hit thank you Harding Park

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Usually mediocre now bad

I play Harding every couple years, and always leave somewhat disappointed. One of those courses i want to like more than I am able to.

This time had great weather (very unusual) ... but combination of grumpy employess and poor conditions made it my worst golfing experience this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beware of the Rough

If you've ever wanted to experience a championship ready course, now is your chance! For those of you close enough to TPC Harding Park or willing to make the trip, you will not be disappointed. If you can keep it in the fairway, you'll have a real look at some low numbers. If you find yourself in the rough, beware. My arms hurt just thinking about it.

Other than the conditions, the imposing Grand Cypress trees and gorgeous vistas make this a more than worthy site for a championship. Best of luck to get a tee time and here's to hoping we get to host the PGA Championship here soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 503
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A great experience despite social distancing

The social distancing mandates forcing twosomes have made Harding Park an even more enjoyable walk among the most impressive and imposing trees in golf. It feels like a country club where you can enjoy the beautiful lakeside setting without scores of other golfers invading your space.
The rough is lush and ready for a PGA Championship should the tournament take place in August. If you keep your ball in the fairway, you've got a chance to score. All in all, I gained a new respect for this Bay Area standout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PGA Championship conditions

Course looks great. Fairways look professional. Rough is brutal for the PGA championship. All tee times are twosomes which makes for great pace of play. No reason not to come out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course amazing weather

They have the course looking great getting ready for the pga in May. Weather was 68 degrees with no wind. Doesn’t get any better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice time at TPC Harding Park

A friend and I thought we should get this one in before the PGA gets a hold of it for the pros. The fairways are already shaped at about 35 yards wide and the ruff is thick enough to walk over your ball and miss it completely. We played with a twosome father and son and they gave us great course knowledge and it help us a lot as we navigated our way through the front nine and then the prettier back nine.

I finally got.my swing in order by the 9th hole and started to have a fun from the 10th onward. The 16th, 17th, and 18th were a blast and offered a great photo opportunity. I pared the 18th with a nice drive just past the crest, and a beautiful iron shot onto the green 8 feet away from the pin. I think we’re going to come again and try and play the course after the tournament to see how we score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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