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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7216 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Fine Fescue/Colonial Bentgrass
Greens A1/A4 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.7
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

California Golf Club of San Francisco

I played this course this past Thursday, January 9, 2020. It was a fairly chilly and slightly windy day. From the moment my taxi driver pulled into the club’s grounds I knew I was somewhere very special. From the palatial white clubhouse exterior to the enormous , impressive, old but charming interior this club was beyond impressive. The course layout was solid, the green complexes, bunkering and green designs were extremely impressive. The whole course was in tournament like shape including very punishing rough. The professional staff were friendly helpful and very welcoming. I had a very knowledgeable and helpful caddy. All in all a five-star experience with the exception of a high golf score.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Walked

My Go-To

The weather is perfect for the Bay Area. Grounds very well manicured; a nice walk.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

One of the Best in California, if not the US - Underrated Greatness.

I've been angling to play Cal Club for quite some time. When I first moved to the Bay Area, I lived close to the golf course, drove by it every day, and hoped that I'd be able to play it one of these days. That day finally came this summer, and it definitely did not disappoint.

This is one of the few courses in the Bay Area that plays hard & fast year round (from what I've been told) and it was certainly that - which makes it very challenging. Most of the elite courses in SF that I've played (Olympic, Lake Merced, Harding Park) are a little damp, and you don't get much roll out on your drives and approach shots, but Cal Club is the exception. It's very green, but has a brown patina that championship golf is known for - so you know you're in for a test.

The bunkers and undulating greens are the primary defenses of the course for sure. The greens were hard and rolling out when I played, so even getting a wedge to stop quickly was a challenge that took some getting used to. And with greens running that fast, you never want to be above the hole. That being said, I love this kind of golf, and played pretty well, despite the challenges. The fairways are relatively forgiving, but there's definitely a fair amount of tee shots where you need to be strategic, so it's not just bombs away every hole. Luckily I played with members that had played the course many times, so that was very helpful. Great variety of holes, very memorable, very challenging but enjoyable. The perfect combination. Lots of standout holes, but The Par 5 1st, Par 4 7th, and Par 3 16th are probably my favorites - that may change the more I play it, who knows.

This course has quickly moved into my all-time favorites - right up there with Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, LACC, Pinehurst #2, etc. Golf Digest doesn't even have it in their top 100 courses (not even in the top 10 in CA (no way), which is insane to me. I'd put it in my top 10 for sure, no question. Can't wait to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fast, Firm, Bouncy, and Fantastic

Absolutely tremendous experience. Great staff, awesome firm and fast conditions, and great caddies. The design challenges but you can play safe lines for easy bogeys or take tighter angles and try to go low. Love everything about this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

It's all about the Members!

Some of the friendliest members I've ever been around. We played as unaccompanied guest and the members treated us like kings. The course is fatantastic, quite the challenge from the Venturri tees, an absolute fantastic challenge. But just hanging with the members in the Men's Locker room made the day. Drinks, Stories, so much fun!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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