Really nice spot. Drive up Geary and hang a right on Arguello. The lawns are in great shape. The pace was good and not too crowded. Beautiful course.
Great golf course and setting overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The pace of play was atrocious, but the setting sublime. The layout is tight over hilly and sloping fairways with small greens, a real shot makers' layout to be sure. Close to downtown SF, and a reasonable greens fees for the SF area. We found it on the Forelinksters guide to best public golf courses and glad we did!
This place was packed on a Sunday afternoon. I guess when the sun comes out in that area everyone wants to be outside.
Lots of cuties practicing at the driving range!
Presidio is probably the best public golf course in the city. No hate mail please from Harding fans.
I would rate it 4th overall of all courses in the vicinity of SF: San Francisco Golf club, Olympic (lake course) Lake merced....and than the Presidio.
The management at Presidio really do a nice job keeping the greens fast, firm, and pretty clean. Fairways are nicely manicured and divots replaced and cleaned up (unlike other public golf courses). The rough is also fair and well kept...although meant to penalize you if you are errant on your tee shots.
The course layout is a classic : in essence mimicking the topography of San Francisco. Up hill, Down Hill, Side Hill and everything in between...this course will challenge you. I also like that you have to bend the ball both right and left ...the trademark of a really well designed course layout.
Greens can be really really tough....the third hole, when it is fast, is such a mofo....tilting back to front right to left.....you hit it to high with a low pin placement....and you could be chipping back onto the green...its that fast.
Nice clubhouse with pretty good food. I have had great simple lunches and than the most disgusting and expensive mother's day brunch there. Good bar with nice brews on tap and snacks. Dan Schwabe is an excellent instructor...especially with kids.
Driving range is mediocre...I hate hitting on plastic mats...but at least there are targets to aim at both right and left...and you can bomb your driver here.
The pro shop help is very nice for check in.
All in all, for the price, you cant beat it for this calibre of golf in San Francisco.
If I had enough scratch, I'd love to play here on a regular basis.
This review, however, is for the driving range as it's the only real range in The City, which is a shame. $13 for a large bucket (100 balls), $10 for 70 balls and $7 for 35. Kind of spendy, but it is what it is.
There seems to be plenty of mats available and you hit downward off a hill with views of the Bay in the background. Not a bad way to practice. It does get chilly and windy, so keep that in mind.
I wish there were better yard markers so you know exactly how you're hitting it.
The machine also only takes exact change, but you can go inside the clubhouse and use your debit/credit card to prepay and use a code to get your balls.