Lincoln Park Golf Course

3.0940705882 3.1 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 5146 yards
  • Slope: 107
  • Rating: 65.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 68 5146 yards 65.7 107
Blue (W) 70 5146 yards 68.3 110
White 68 4948 yards 64.6 105
White (W) 70 4948 yards 67.2 108
Red (W) 70 4732 yards 66.0 105

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

59 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals walkers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"good course in fair condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good City-Owned Muni Course, AMAZING Views!"


Richard4180889's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"What this course COULD be is the toughest part"


u6733316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


kchellam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u744846211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for a casual weekend round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


u770301895's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Beautiful course with fantastic views of SF bay and gg bridge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad conditions"


Mark7840's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u7748053's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lincoln in San Francisco is a very good course. It is in good condition for a public course. The only drawback was the restaurant closed at 4:00 pm so we could not play the 19th hole!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jeshua6537723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed playing Lincoln Park. The course is very pretty. One big concern is that there is only on place that we could find that had water (near the rest rooms). With all of the medical concerns about staying hydrated, we believe there should be water stations placed randomly around different tee boxes or a Marshall carrying water.......this is also a concern since the layout does not circle back to the clubhouse until after 18. On the day that we played San Francisco hit a record 106 degrees. Water stations, please


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2017

Anyone who has played much public course golf, particularly in warm weather, knows that they should be responsible for bringing their own liquids onto the course or suffer the consequences. Can’ t imagine that someone might think that a course Marshall might also be their means of obtaining hydration on a golf course.


"Fun course in a beautiful spot"


u000001892610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Par-68 for 18-holes. We were the first twilight tee (3pm), and it was a little backed up at first tee, so we started on 9.

Lovely views of the Golden Gate. Fog and wind were only a slight factor, but really just add to the majesty of the bluffs West of the Presidio.

Cart recommended, since some holes are disjointed from the rest. Plenty of walk-ons though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"bad greens"


Bob909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens have a terriblel weed or fungus on all of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good course in San Francisco"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing Lincoln in San Francisco. The seventeenth hole has iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Spectacular Day at Lincoln Park"


u225666826's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
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We had a great day! The weather was clear and winds calm. I little soft in spots due to rain. Looked like they just sanded the greens (very slow). We had the place to ourselves. Spectacular view of Golden Gate Bridge from 17!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Hills to the max"


ltponton's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Don't let anyone tell you this is a walking course. Unless you are in your 20's, this is a very hilly course and you will be worn out after 9 holes if you walk. That said, it is a challenging layout and in pretty good shape following the rainy winter. Greens are true and puttable.

Weekday pace of play was fine. The clubhouse is nothing to brag about. But Lincoln Park is a real value for SF residents.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"If the price is right."


u000002697163's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It has been 7 and a half years since I last played this course. Beautiful scenery this day, very clear. The course is pretty much the same, greens were in good shape, fairways needed a little work but could blame that on the recent rains, very wet in places and some players probably should not have driven carts out there. The course is not long but a lot of blind and uphill shots. Walkable for the most part even thought some holes go up at a pretty good pace. I will play it again as I like the area. Finished the round in a little over 3 hours with another single. I would say bring your camera as I got some beautiful shots of the Farallon Islands and the Golden Gate. The facilities are old but they are clean. This isn't a 5 start resort, it is a city golf course, more of a starter course for those just starting, just remember that and you will enjoy the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money for non-SF Residents..."


u000004365363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though there are some stunning views of San Francisco - including the Golden Gate Bridge - along the way, this course is poorly maintained, badly supervised and, in some places, downright dangerous. This is because the cart paths are poorly marked, the public (mostly tourists) is allowed to walk near or in the way of the golf carts and in some cases in the path of flying balls - no fencing or nets - with no marshalls in site. Did I mention no driving range!!

My advise...if you really want to play within the City of San Francisco, pay more and play Presidio. At least you'll be able to enjoy a real golf course setting and not a public walking park.

While playing, we wondered whose liability would be should you hit a person walking on or near the course with an errand drive: the City, the victim or YOU?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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