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Lake Merced Golf & Country Club

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4.9
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4.8
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5.0
Friendliness
4.8
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4.9
Amenities
5.0
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3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6960 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 6960 yards 73.6 134
Black 72 6661 yards 72.4 131
Blue 72 6324 yards 71.2 129
Blue (W) 72 6324 yards 76.8 135
Blue/White 72 6153 yards 70.4 127
Blue/White (W) 72 6153 yards 75.8 131
White 72 5980 yards 69.4 125
White (W) 72 5980 yards 74.4 129
White/Red (W) 72 5556 yards 72.0 125
White/Red 72 5556 yards 67.1 120
Red 72 5096 yards 65.5 115
Red (W) 72 5096 yards 69.7 120
Scorecard for Lake Merced Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Green M: 74.3/133 432 422 185 440 399 503 455 205 516 3557 392 417 197 376 496 221 335 381 553 3368 6925
Black M: 73.0/129 412 385 162 405 399 503 430 184 500 3380 392 378 177 376 496 197 320 362 535 3233 6613
Blue M: 72.0/128 412 368 145 392 375 479 413 159 500 3243 367 359 162 355 480 178 309 351 505 3066 6309
White M: 70.2/124 395 350 123 368 357 466 393 128 482 3062 350 327 152 335 460 162 297 311 459 2853 5915
White/Red W: 71.6/125 265 350 123 239 357 466 327 102 417 2646 312 327 140 335 460 162 255 311 459 2761 5407
Red W: 69.4/121 265 337 119 239 322 453 327 102 417 2581 312 281 140 264 388 135 255 271 410 2456 5037
Handicap 9 13 15 1 11 3 5 17 7 10 14 16 8 2 18 12 4 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 11 17 5 13 1 7 15 3 10 12 16 8 4 18 14 6 2

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1965) Alister MacKenzie (1929) Rees Jones (1996) Steve Weisser (1996) William Lock (1923)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.9
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
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Cold weather
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Excellent Classic Layout

LMGC is a really well designed course. Holes are pretty close together, but the layout doesn't feel too tight. The course has amazing bunkering, redone by Alister MacKenzie in 1929. There's no water on the course, but the greens and traps make things very difficult. Most holes have an elevated green relative to the approach, so it's very tricky to land the ball and get it to stay.

Course was in excellent condition and plays 4h15m. It forces you to play good golf while still being enjoyable to mid handicappers. Very impressed. Hope to be invited back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

One of San Francisco's treasures

This club rates right up there with the other treasures of San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Golf Club, The Olympic Club, the Giants, the 49ers, etc. It's got a timeless appeal. There's no water on the course to worry about, just severely tilted greens and hilly doglegs through towering trees to test your mettle. It's so playable and enjoyable. It was a hub of activity the day I visited ... World No. 1 Lydia Ko was in town for media day as the defending champion of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, which returns in April 2015 and again in 2016. A separate meeting was being held in a board room. Joe Montana, a member, was playing golf outside. Yep, just another day at one of America's best big city clubs.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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$382 Starting price
Valid dates: Mar 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
This Stay and Play Package is good for 36 Holes and One Night Stay at the Embassy Suites. Host site of the 2012 & 2018 PGA Professional Championship. Ranked in the Top 50 courses to play by Matt Ginella.
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