TPC Harding Park - Harding Course
|Red (W)||73||5875 yards||73.4||126|
|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|
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great layout and very well conditioned course. The greens were outstanding coming off the women’s NCAA tourney last weekend.