TPC Harding Park

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   TPC Harding Park Est. 1925

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TPC Harding Park: Where Southern California boasts Torrey Pines as its flagship municipal golf course, Northern California's standard bearer is the resplendently restored TPC Harding Park, now a member of the Tournament Players Club network. Much neglected for 30 years, a major renovation programme in the early 2000s returned Harding Park to its glorious best. As a recent venue for WGC events and the 2009 Presidents Cup, the renaissance of this excellent parkland layout has been recognised at the highest levels in golf.

Surrounded on three sides by Lake Merced (which varies from 100 yards to half a mile wide), Harding Park is a wonderfully testing, tree-lined, lakeside course. Most of its gently dog-legging fairways are lined by tall pines and cypress trees, never too dense, although sufficient to create gracefully sweeping corridor-like definition to the holes.

With no housing around the course, good green-keeping and many fine views onto the tranquil waters of the lake, you can allow your concentration to alternate between the golfing job at hand and the pleasant scenery all around. The prestigious Olympic Club course also puts in an appearance across the lake from Harding Park's par-4 14th.

Accuracy from the tee and precise approach shots into well-bunkered but not overly large greens is the key to scoring well. After playing the flatter front-nine loop, the "outer" back-nine takes you on a scenic lakeside tour, with arguably the most challenging holes. The signature par-4 18th played across a corner of the lake is perhaps the best and most daunting hole; a case of how much to bite-off from the tee to set-up up a short, mid or long-iron into the green!

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Making Contact

TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd,
San Francisco, California 94132
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Office   +1 (415) 664 4690
Pro Shop   +1 (415) 664 4690


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Golf Pro
Mark Favell / Mitch Lowe / Courtney Burdick.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Lakeside and woodland.
Designer: William "Willie" Watson & Sam Whiting (1925).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7169 5875 5875
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 74.3 68.1 73.4
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-30 Fleming course (2158 yards from back tees); tighter and some say more testing than the Harding Park course. Named after Jack Fleming, who re-worked the Harding Park layout in the 1930s.
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How2Get There?

6 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 2 miles turn right into Harding Park Rd (at Lake Merced / Harding Park Totem Pole). After o.5 mile golf is straight in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-May thru' Sept): Mon-Thur $168; Fri-Sun $192. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. A cart path only facility year round.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

A member of the TPC (Tournament Players Club) network, which operates over 30 public-access and private golf courses across the United States. Many of the courses are well known as host venues for PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour championships.

Harding Park was opened in 1925, named after US President and keen golfer Warren G. Harding, who died while visiting San Francisco two years earlier. Harding Park has hosted many top level tournaments, with several legendary golfers winning here - Gary Player, Billy Casper, Byron Nelson and Tiger Woods amongst them (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Harding Park).

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Latitude: (37.7242932211)
Longitude: (-122.4939000607)
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Hampton Inn San Francisco - Daly City AAA 3-Diamonds
2700 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
+1 (650) 755 7500

A comfortable, convenient hotel located in Daly City, about nine miles from both the international airport and downtown San Francisco. Very close to some of San Francisco's top golf courses.

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Golf within 5 miles Harding Park; Olympic Club (Private); San Francisco GC (Private)
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Days Inn San Francisco At The Beach 
2600 Sloat Blvd, Sloat & 44th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
+1 (415) 665 9000

The Days Inn San Francisco At The Beach is located 4 miles from San Francisco downtown and 12 miles from San Francisco Airport, in a quiet neighborhood, just across from the San Francisco Zoo and a short stroll to the beach.

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Golf within 5 miles Harding Park; Olympic Club (Private); San Francisco GC (Private)
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