TPC Harding Park - Harding Course

4.3137235294 4.3 stars from 5 (158)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7169 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 158 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

127 out of 157 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for walkers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include thick rough bunkers plays long   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Terrible bunkers( compacted or muddy sand) and bumpy greens"


u000005056497's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No bathrooms"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Has maintenance dropped off?"


Sfkjeld's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Well Kept Famous Muni"


Eric4647645's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Christophe6710222's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Best bet for public golf in San Francisco"


Alex7383468's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


dejuaninc's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"What a treat!"


kavman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


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


"Impeccable greens"


u000004493664's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Harding Park"


u918669471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best municipal I’ve ever played. If you get a chance, go. But do yourself a favor if your not a Bay Area resident, find a Hot Deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u918669471's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can’t say enough about the course. Best muni I’ve played! With that said , very unimpressive customer service (due to one unfortunate employee). I can’t let this way on the course, it’s great! On the customer front: room for improvement when you pay 170 to golf and can’t buy a beer after 9 because of a wedding ( 4 bartenders standing at the bar[5:00pm] and WONT sell us a beer. Poor management on them. But please, if you haven’t been, go!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rphickey's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


Don9421311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The group ahead of us was two holes behind due to the drinking they were doing. One hole they are still on the tee box buying beer from cart girl. We asked if they wanted us to play through. Another hole two were on the tee box and the other two on the green again two holes behind. Marshal was made aware and he spoke to them but nothing changed. Very badly managed by the course marshal. I had another time booked but cancelled it due to this experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ORTHOSURGEON's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play it if you get a chance"


u00000919400's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I got to play as a walk on at noon on a weekday. The staff were very friendly. I played with three locals and they were all very friendly and a pleasure to play with. The course was in perfect condition. The greens were a smooth and true. They have a warm up area and range. The greens fee included a cart, but it's cart paths only, so walking is the only way to go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Must play course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course even though it rained the day before was in really good condition . We took carts it wasn’t too much more walking. Next time we would walk it. The course staff was courteous and friendly. This is a must play course.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!!"


ericengberg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

do not miss this opportunity to play on a course that has and will hold major championships

one of the best in the nation


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"golf in the park"


calee2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

cold but sunny weather. pace of play is rather slow by my standard, course condition is good. green rather flat and fairway rather wide.

i think for a public course , the green and the next tee box is rather close. Any yardage error can be become a bad accident.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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