The Olympic Club


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   The Olympic Club Est. 1918

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The Olympic Club: This illustrious private golf club (open to members and their guests only) is home to the world renowned Lake and Ocean courses, as well as the 9-hole par-3 Cliffs course. The Lake course, one of the most famous layouts on the US Open Championship roster, is laid out on the lake side of a sandy ridge, which lies between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Merced. This mainly tree-lined, parkland layout, occupies sloping terrain that offers little in the way of flat lies. As it sweeps down towards (but never quite reaches) Lake Merced, the many gently dog-legging holes are full of golfing challenges, not least a plethora of bunkering and clinging rough around the lightning fast and very testing greens. If you do ever get the chance to play the Lake course, you will perhaps be surprised to discover the layout is devoid of water hazards, while totalling up the number of fairway bunkers is a rather quick task - there is but one ! Complementing the majestic Lake course, and occupying the ocean side of the sandy ridge, is the aptly named Ocean course. More open and less tree-lined than the Lake, it is another fine layout guaranteed to fully test your game.

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The Olympic Club
599 Skyline Drive,
Daly City, California 94015
USA
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Office   +1 (415) 404 4300
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +1 (415) 931 4383

Email  
Website   www.olyclub.com
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About the course

The course: 45 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Some slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Woodland, seaside and residential.
 
Designer: LAKE course: originally designed by Willie Watson; substantially remodelled by Sam Whiting (1924); later modifications by Robert Trent Jones (1953). OCEAN course: originally designed by Willie Watson; substantially remodelled by Sam Whiting (1924); completely redesigned by Tom Weiskopf (1998).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7112
Par 71
SSS or Slope 74.4
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances/ratings are for the Lake course. The 18-hole par-71 Ocean course measures 6926 yards from the back tees. The 9-hole par-27 Cliffs course measures 1800 yards.
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How2Get There?

7 miles SW of San Francisco centre
From I-280 / Hwy 1, just north of Daly City, take exit 49A and head west on John Daly Blvd. After 2 miles turn right onto route 35 (Skyline Blvd North) direction San Francisco Bay. After o.9 miles, Olympic Club's entrance is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Olympic Club is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information


Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Olympic Club's Lake course has hosted numerous top level golf tournaments, including several US Opens and US Amateur Championships (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Olympic Club). In 1918, the Olympic Club took over the Lakeside Golf Club, which had opened in 1917 but was struggling financially. Lakeside's 18-hole course was designed by Wilfred Reid, but following additional land purchase the Olympic Club decided to replace it with two courses. These were designed by Willie Watson, a well-known Scottish architect, and opened as the Lake and Ocean courses in 1924. Not long after opening, the Ocean course was damaged by landslides. Sam Whiting, who had managed the construction of the Lake and Ocean courses, was asked to remodel and rebuild both courses in 1927. He remained the Olympic Club's golf course superintendent until 1954. The Lake course was modified by Robert Trent Jones in preparation for the 1955 US Open. Altered several times over the years, the Ocean course sustained heavy storm damage in 1996, and was completely redesigned by Tom Weiskopf, reopening for play in 2000.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: Lake course - 31st best course in the USA and 5th best in California.
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Location

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Latitude: (37.7092)
Longitude: (-122.4949)
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