Sharp Park Golf Course

3.0117235294 3.0 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6494 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6494 yards 71.2 119
White 72 6239 yards 70.0 116
Red (W) 72 5793 yards 72.9 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

74 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"It is what it is."


Michael9978984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sharp Park could be a great course with its location on the coast. But of the courses I play on the Penninsula, it would be ranked last. The greens are good, fairways are marginal. The gas golf cart we had was unsafe, brakes couldn't stop the cart on some of the paths. Steering had 90 degrees of free play. Clutch would snap your neck. But it's the closest muni course to where I live, so I play it a couple of times a year hoping for the best.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Coastal sleeper"


pgelor's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You play Sharp Park for the overall value - this is after all a Mackenzie original design from the 1920s! Sure there are the expected and occasional rough spots you would expect from a muni type course - however this place is a classic. The chill of the Pacifica ocean breeze while surrounded by cypress trees will stir your soul. Play with good buddies and don't be afraid to go for it out here. Risk reward can pay big!

Enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Layout , Alister McKenzie"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good Alister McKenzie course but in need of help maintaining good fairways. Greens are very good and true. With good maintainace ,it's better than Harding Park in layout. Because of the poor conditions we play winter rule with prefer lies and it worked out just as good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great wide, gettable course"


thnatem's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Sharp park is very, very wide, which is great. You shouldn't lose too many balls. Fairways need some pruning and the greens were a bit slow, but I had a great time and would recommend it. Be careful about the OBs though. They can protected wildlife areas, so you're not supposed to wander in there after your balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



asukooj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Unplayable conditioning"


u000001696005's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Majority of front 9 was unplayable due to condition of the fairways. Landing areas off the tee were completely soaked so ball would fully plug and disappear. If by some miracle it did not plug, you still had to deal with the incredibly long grass and the ocean of white flowering weeds on every fairway. It made visually finding a white ball nearly impossible. Although hitting the "fairway", my playing partner and I probably lost 7 or 8 balls that simply could not be located. conditions were swamp-like even though it had not rained since the week prior. I guess there is just no drainage whatsoever here. Overall worst conditioning that i have seen and I play a lot of golf on a lot of different types of courses.

left after 9 and was denied rain check but don't think i'd return even if they granted me one. One bright spot was that the greens were relatively well taken care of. As were the areas around the green for the most part. Greens were quick and consistent.

I saw that other reviewers were complaining of dry and hard conditions. I would definitely welcome that over what I experienced. This was unplayable and the course should have been closed in my opinion. I heard that the back 9 was drier but if that's the case, then close the front 9 and only put people out on the back. Totally unacceptable that they let people play this and call it a golf course.

My tip would be to play during a drought and with a golf ball other than the color white.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wet conditions.."


Josh6641366's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can’t wait to play this course when it’s dry. It was a soggy mess. Greens need some attention as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"hidden gem"


badstu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading the reviews, I expected an old course in poor shape. I was surprised to find a hidden gem! Fairways are lined with mature Cypress Trees that look like giant Bonsai! Fairways in good shape for a muni course. Greens, Fast and true. Overall ground is a bit firm. I recommend winter or spring. I have the feeling this course gets hard when it is dry. Nice staff, good bar. Leave early, HWY 1 can back up on weekends. took 15 min to go the last mile! Well worth it!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent round"


phillylu24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had great weather to play Sharp Park.

We played in 3.5 hours and conditions were not bad.

There were 4 greens which were under repair but other than that the course was in decent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No warning- 4 of the Canyon holes were unplayable"


jpincu01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When you pay full freight for a golf round, you expect the conditions to be “up to par.” You couldn’t hit to the greens on the Canyon holes and were forced to shoot at a flag stuck in the fairway- and the course gave no warning whatsoever. The carts were barely running. We had to jumpstart it multiple times and were shocked we got thru 18 with it. Oh, and the cart fee was $13 per person. I wouldn’t pay $13 if you actually offered to sell it to me.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A crumpling masterpiece (please play this course to help save it)"


u000007429721's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is absolutely beautiful and feels as if you’re steeping back in time to the 30’s when it was built by the great Alister MacKenzie(Augusta, Cypress Point), but is being neglected by the city of San Francisco parks department and really needs some help. The greens have issues and some of the tee boxes are lacking grass. It 100% worth playing just to experience this beautiful layout. Just be aware there is no driving range, the greens are pitted in places, and the golf carts are from the 70s and don’t have roofs, but this course is relatively flat and easy to walk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautifully foggy day"


Erikfromgilroy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fun course for beginners. Big fairways were nice to play. Variety of tee shots kept me going. A lot of people there but never really caught up to anyone on the tee boxes. Only complaint was that 4 of the holes were missing the hole location on the green and flags were placed 20ish yards short of the green. Wasn’t warned by the staff about this so I don’t know what was going on there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Shawn9381153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course in decent condition"


u9849883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on 12/29/17 in blustery conditions. The greens were fairly fast and hard. The fairways were bare in many places. But it's a pretty good challenge and is fun to play. This place needs some loving attention from the groundskeepers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Nothing Great"


u000002697163's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Got a nice deal on Golfnow for 33 dollars to walk. This is a easy course to walk. Nice course for beginners, not real hard. Was told by the people I played with that it is normally a little windy and a little cold as it is next to the ocean. A few of the fairways on the East side of the road were a little wet but playable. The greens were in very good shape and the bunkers were better than most. I enjoyed the round and the beauty of the course. I guess I picked a perfect day, sun was out and the temperature I believe was in the high 60's. It is nothing fancy but a nice place to play. As I always try and state in my reviews, this is a public course not a resort, will play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Black Friday slowdown"


Leslie3014144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine took 2:50 minutes. 4 groups waiting at the 5th tee, Marshall just drove on by.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs WATER"


bulshooter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do not know any other course that has fairways in this poor of condition. 1,2, 13, 14,16 and 17 have almost no grass on them at all. It also bothers me that to pay for the carts you had to pay in cash and no receipts were given. Put that money back into the course. I would not play here again until Spring, which is a shame because the course is 10 mins. from my house


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Caddyshack lives on!"


Richard9884815's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played Sharp Park for a year, but it's better than ever. Love the mix of wooded and links-style course, friendly club house and unassuming pro shop. It was a firm favorite of mine when I lived in SF and I'll be returning again soon - we'll worth the drive!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf on the coast"


u000005226370's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to try with old history. Want to get out of the heat? This was cool and a nice change.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Steeping back in time"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun old style course too bad SF doesn't put more of the high green fee back into the course maintance or carts. Good course to play if it's too hot in the East or South Bay.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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