TPC Harding Park Golf Course

99 Harding Rd,

San Francisco, California 94132

  • Office

    +1 (415) 664 4690
  • Pro shop

    +1 (415) 664 4690
  • Golf pro

    Mark Favell / Mitch Lowe / Courtney Burdick.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Lakeside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    William "Willie" Watson & Sam Whiting (1925).

SSS or slope

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.






How to get 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.

TPC Harding Park

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1925

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, the Presidents Cup and a US PGA Championship, 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, many fine views onto the tranquil waters of the lake, and excellent green-keeping, 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.

Pick of the 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!

List of courses: Around San Francisco


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-May thru' Sept): Mon-Thur $180; Fri-Sun $200. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. A cart path only facility year round.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Harding Park was opened in 1925. It was named after US President and keen golfer Warren G. Harding, who died while visiting San Francisco in 1923. Harding Park has hosted many top level tournaments, including a Presidents Cup (2009) and US PGA Championship (2020). Several legendary golfers have recorded tournament wins here, including Gary Player, Billy Casper, Byron Nelson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Harding Park).

Harding Park is now 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.


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