Lincoln Park Golf Course
|Red (W)||70||4732 yards||67.4||113|
|Blue M: 65.5/107||316||257||156||321||359||285||334||170||309||2507||268||265||203||500||259||282||239||240||383||2639||5146|
|White M: 64.6/105 W: 69.1/111||299||245||140||313||344||267||325||163||294||2390||256||260||193||486||251||277||229||230||376||2558||4948|
|Red W: 66.0/105||281||231||133||304||336||251||314||150||279||2279||246||247||177||464||242||272||219||218||368||2453||4732|
What a great day to play this course! Weather could not have been any better . Great layout , course was in great shape . Greens could have been a bit better but was still playable ! Definitely would like to play again soon ! Two thumbs up !!!
Great course, Staff not friendly or organized
This course is beautiful. On a nice day you'll see the GG bridge. There are a verity of holes, with interesting approaches. Curse is a little dirty. Found empty beer bottles, water bottles, and garbage in random parts of course. My issue was we had to wait 30 minutes for a cart. They apparently ran out of carts by 3pm. Also the employees didn't see sympathetic and were borderline rude. One was complaining that his shift relief was late, and even cussed in front of us. Overall nice course but the team there is understaffed or unhappy. Couldn't figure out which.
Pebble Beach Setting, Muni Course Luxury
Oh, what this course *could* be! But it's not. Very nice layout. Lots of elevation change. But low-end-muni course management: Some fairways sopping wet mud, others bone dry hardscrabble. Pedestrians everywhere (because it's incorporated with scenic pathways). Minimal parking. Greens fee for residents is $27 -- BUT SO IS CART RENTAL!!! If you're walking, you have better be in good physical an aerobic shape. I *am*, and my knees were still worn out at the end. As with most muni courses, no marshals, and poor scheduling. (We were backed-up behind three twosomes, and had a fivesome constantly hitting into us.) Animal holes on greens (especially on #3). Weeds, too. DON'T USE A YELLOW BALL, because you'll never find it on some fairways, amidst the dandelion flowers.
Hole #9 is a killer.
Good Value, Excellent View
The course is in moderately good shape. The grass is long so I had trouble on some holes distinguishing between the fairway and the rough. The course is rolling and provides a good walking workout! I like how the course winds around the hills through neighborhoods and park areas. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the 17th tee box is wonderful-especially on a sunny day!! With all the rolling hills the course provided a good challenge and was a good value. There were times we weren’t sure which way to go to get to the next tee box - more signage would be nice. At one point, a car was blocking the cart pathway (we rented a cart rather than walk). This was by the Legion of Honor. The person in the car was on her phone and was very rude when we asked her to move out of the way. There wasn’t any other way for us to go. She had many empty parking spots to choose from which is where she moved to. One does have to watch out for traffic since the course crosses over roads and parking areas.
Good course not in very good condition
Lincoln is a good course.
It has one par 5 which is highly unusual.
The par 3's a very long and difficult.
The greens are in poor condition.
Riding cost for singles
Though the golf was good, I was not happy that as a single, I had to pay a full cart cost. This is the only course that I have ever seen this. There is usually a ride or walk price. Even though I grew up San Francisco and played this course many times in the past, I will never go back as a single.
Shame on The City of San Francisco
Save your money. The city of San Francisco has completely let all aspects of this course go; clover filled fairways and greens that have a fungus on every single green. Yes That’s All Eighteen. That being said, BE WARNED. The last blow for this course is the CART PATH ONLY. You will not find this information on web site for Lincoln Park nor disclosed by GolfNow. I have a feeling The City will be closing the course and making it into a City Park as I see the new Mayor spending money on something that benefits the homeless population in lieu of people who pay taxes and live or visit SF.
Last comment I have, check out the golf cart we were issued; an old cart with all four tires bald. That’s correct, bald and also a broken steering box. You are required to leave your drivers license for the key to the cart. But the views of the Golden Gate Bridge were great.
Cool course for the value, especially in the evening. Was my first time playing the course, and only played the first nine holes. Not in great condition and not well-manicured, but it’s great for the price and a fun/challenging place to play a cheeky round and get some practice in.
First and last time
Course is in poor condition, greens are horrible. The layout is nice and the surrounding area is beautiful.
good course in fair condition
Lincoln is a good course but not in very good condition.
There were very few people on the course partly because it is overpriced for anyone except San Francisco residents.
Residents pay $27 on weekdays but non residents must pay $41.
On golfnow we paid $34.
Good City-Owned Muni Course, AMAZING Views!
Be warned, it's maintained about as well as you think that a city-owned muni course in the middle of a city with a handful of employees would be. As long as you go into your round with that in mind, it's a really fun course to play. And as with ANY walk that you might take through San Francisco, you're going to be going up and down hills!
I live in SF and play this course every 4-6 weeks (when Presidio is too busy), and it is a fun course to play. The city doesn't have the funding to keep this in tip top shape, so unfortunately there are some rough patches around the course. But what suffers in course maintenance is absolutely made up for with the views! (see pictures from the famous 17th tee).
The white tees are about 4950 yards with only one par-5 (VERY short), and it's a par 68. That being said, this course can be sneaky tricky. Not finding the fairway can be detrimental since there is some pretty long rough around the course. Trees also line almost every fairway, so you might find yourself having to shape shots to stay out of the woods.
Getting a cart here is a bit of a pain since they only have a handful of them, and it's ALWAYS cart path only. About 6 months ago they had a string of a**holes flip 4 carts in only a couple weeks, so they changed the rules and they are very strict about it.
Also be forewarned, they're VERY strict about bringing outside alcohol onto the course. I've even been "caught" when I was trying to put beers into my bag in the parking lot. So do this at home... They've also came by on the course and given me the "we don't sell that type of beer here, you need to get rid of that now or leave."
The course was first built in 1902 with 3 holes, and expanded to 18 holes in 1917. I would say that the clubhouse reflects this fact. The cafe is decent with some good breakfast options, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, etc.
All in all, it's a good price for a round of golf in the city, and one that you probably need to make sure to do for the views.
What this course COULD be is the toughest part
This beautiful setting continues to suffer under the City's pathetic leadership and management.
Full of dandelions and clovers, grass on fairways way too long. No signs indicating par or distance, not even any signs warning tourists and walkers that they're on a golf course.
Add that to the new rule of cart path only and there are frustrations with playing here.
However I will periodically come back to play because of the majestic views and relative value of the course. Playing Presidio with a cart, prime time on a Saturday is more than double, ditto with Harding, which is even more.
While the course conditions have more in common with Gleneagles, it's worth playing here still every now and then.
Lincoln is well situated with amazing views of the water and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The course is not well maintained and there are no water fountains anywhere along the course on the back 9 holes.
Greens not in good shape.
Six of the greens were being re-seeded and the course was not very playable. They were not accepting any direct reservations to play on the day of my reservation. Apparently you did not know that and allowed me to make a reservation, which I had to cancel.
Great course for a casual weekend round
Decided to play after seeing the course on a hike through Lands’ End. The views on each hole are stunning with the 17th being the best view of any Bay Area course I’ve seen so far. The recent rain and relatively poor maintence means the greens were inconsistent and chipping was difficult if you tend to hit your shots fat like me. Ball control from the tee to the green was pretty easy as the soft ground stops just about ever ball in its tracks.
Unfortunately they were not allowing carts and we had to walk the course. We only ended up being able to play 8 holes instead of 13-14 that we expected to play.
Getting from holes 2 to 3 and from 5 to 6 is extremely difficult and unclear. There is limited hole signage so you are guessing half the time.
On holes 3 & 4 there were several pedestrians on the cart paths and actually sat on the hole so we had to call the staff to remove them.
Beautiful course with fantastic views of SF bay and gg bridge.
This course has great features but it is very unkept. It could be a great course but it’s not been kept up at all