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Best Public Golf Courses in San Francisco

By: Hotel Nikko San Francisco / 02 Apr 2021
Best Public Golf Courses in San Francisco
San Francisco is a spectacular golf destination with legendary courses and many great PGA moments. From the TPC Harding Park to Half Moon Bay Links down the coast, the City by the Bay offers incredible and diverse golf experiences with the most breathtaking scenery on the California coast.

Spring the perfect time of year for Whether you're traveling to San Francisco for business or just want to play some challenging Northern California golf, there are many exceptional golf courses around the city. Here is a list of our top six golf course in San Francisco

Presidio Golf Course
(300 Finley Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129)
Located in The Presidio, a national historic landmark, this beautiful 18-hole public golf course plays through a spectacular forest setting. San Francisco's Presidio Golf Course offers challenging terrain, natural obstacles, and tree-lined fairways. The golf course also features a driving range and practice facility, restaurant, and an award-winning golf shop

Golden Gate Park Golf Course
(970 47th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121)
Play 9 holes in beautiful Golden Gate Park near the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Designed in harmony with the surrounding sand dunes, this par 3 golf course offers a fun and challenging experience with undulating terrain, ocean breezes, and a tranquil park setting. Golden Gate Park G.C is the ideal course for the novice or weekend golfer or players looking to refine their short game.

Lincoln Park Golf Course
300 Finley Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129)
This iconic and historic golf course, dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln in 1909, offers 18 holes in the northwest corner of the San Francisco Peninsula. Lincoln Park Golf Course offers challenging fairways and greens and magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, Legion of Honor Museum and the San Francisco cityscape. The course also features a cool mobile golf simulator.

TPC Harding Park
(99 Harding Road, San Francisco, CA 94132)
Host of the 2020 PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park Golf Club offers two impressive public courses: the par-72 Harding Park golf course and the Fleming 9 – less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Tee off on the challenging 18-hole course with towering Monterey Cypress trees and tranquil Lake Merced. TPC Harding Park features a pro shop, golf lessons,chipping and putting areas, and the Cypress Grill.

Gleneagles Golf Course at McLaren Park
(2100 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134)
Named among "Top 20 Best 9 Hole Golf Courses in U.S." by Golf World Magazine, Glen Eagles GC is a spectacular municipal course and a great value. This historic San Francisco golf course has pure, fast greens and rolling fairways lined with cypress and eucalyptus trees.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links
(Two Miramonte Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019)
Located along the beautiful beaches and coastline of San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay Golf Links features 36 holes of stunning golf. Less than 30 minutes from San Francisco, two championship courses play through Northern California's coastal bluffs with oceanfront holes. Play theArnold Palmer designed Old Course or the Scottish Links style Ocean Course, which offer challenging golf experiences and breathtaking scenery.

A San Francisco Hotel for Golf Lovers
Springtime is the perfect season for a golf getaway or a round between Zoom meetings. Whether you crave a weekend on the fairways or just an afternoon out on the greens, San Francisco boasts several beautiful, iconic and challenging golf courses.  And you don't have to leave the city to experience heavenly holes and ocean views.

Hotel Nikko San Francisco offers an urban retreat for golf lovers and business and leisure travelers in the heart of Union Square. Zen-inspired with Asian décor and cuisine, Hotel Nikko offers luxury rooms and suites, just a few miles from the Golden Gate Park Golf Course, The Presidio GC and Lincoln Park. After your round, swing by Restaurant ANZU with Japanese food and sushi served indoors or on the patio.

Hotel Nikko's Spring Escape Package lets you enjoy 30% off your stay of three nights with luxury accommodations with city views, wine tasting for two to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, and free parking. Plan the perfect San Francisco golf getaway – 18 holes of golf, good wine, and a lively location right off Union Square. The Hotel Nikko concierge can help arrange tee times and recommend our favorite local courses.

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