300 Finley Rd @ Arguello Gate,
San Francisco, California 94129
Office+1 (415) 561 4661
Fax+1 (415) 561 4667
Golf proMorgan Wright (PGA, Director of Instruction).
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.
Originally designed Robert Wood Johnstone. Redesigned and lengthened by British course architect Herbert Fowler (1921).
3 miles NW of San Francisco centre
Located within a national park, San Francisco’s Presidio Golf Course is well-known for its proximity to the city (there's no golf course closer). Contained within a hilly tree-lined setting, the club was once restricted to military officers and private club members, today the 18-hole course is open to the public.
The Presidio layout occupies a variety of terrains, with the holes constructed over a base of adobe clay, rock, sand, or a combination of all three. Winding past eucalyptus and Monterey pines in San Francisco's trademark hills Presidio demands accuracy from the tee, and, on many occasions, lofted shots into the well-bunkered greens.
In the early days players were penally challenged by the level of difficulty and several natural obstacles. Although improvements and modifications have been made over the years, the Presidio layout remains well-defended, and certainly no pushover.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Walking permitted at certain times. Golf carts available to rent.
Sitting at the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, the Presidio of San Francisco is a large park, operated as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Originally a Spanish fortress stood here (El Presidio Real de San Francisco ... The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis), before it became a U.S. Army base (until 1994). Today the park is characterised by many wooded areas, hills, and scenic vistas, as well as the golf courses and several other visitor attractions.
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