Sharp Park Golf Course

Holes

Course Book

Location:
1 Sharp Park Rd,
Pacifica,
CA,
94044,
US
(GPS):
Holes:
18
Established:
1902
Website:
Rates:
$34-$56
Tee Times:
Designer:
Alister MacKenzie
Access:
Municipal
Owner:
City of San Francisco
Operater:
Mark Duane
Fairway Grass:
Kikuyu
Greens Grass:
Poa Annua
Courses Nearby:
TPC Harding Park
Fleming 9 Course
Gleneagles GC at McLaren Park

Sharp Park golf course is a unique, rare municipal links in Pacifica, California. Originally designed by Alister MacKenzie, the course had different routing. In 1941, a storm damaged four holes adjacent to the beach. The current routing instead has those for holes in the valley east of the course. This is also why the turn of the course occurs at the 10th hole instead of the 9th.

The course surrounds Laguna Salada, a lagoon which is home to two endangered species: the San Francisco garter snake, and the California red-legged frog. There are marked environmental penalty areas surrounding this lagoon, and golfers may not enter the area for the protection of the wildlife.

In 2014, Golfweek Magazine listed Sharp Park as one of America's 50 Greatest Municipal Courses.

"The municipal courses in San Francisco are far superior to most municipal courses. The newest, which we constructed at Sharp Park, was made on land reclaimed from the sea, similar to the Lido course...

The course now has a great resemblance to real links land. Some of the holes are most spectacular... In designing and constructing the course, we had the greatest assistance from Mr. John Maclaren, the designer of the Golden Gate Park. John Maclaren is an artist, and his help not only in the artistic planting of trees but in creating other delightful features was most valuable."

Alister MacKenzie

Hole
Blue
White
Forward
HCP
 
 
 
 
Par
 
 
Women's Par
Red
Women's HCP
Rating / Slope
Out
Int
In
Total
71.2 / 119
362
332
360
453
193
408
405
99
471
3083
 
414
413
205
551
383
142
360
340
491
3299
6382
70.6 / 125
353
319
348
443
175
393
376
93
455
2955
 
407
401
185
519
362
134
368
319
483
3178
6133
68.5 / 121
334
289
315
433
146
335
360
87
444
2743
 
363
361
161
461
355
119
360
262
458
2900
5643
 
6
16
8
12
10
2
4
18
14
 
 
1
3
7
11
5
17
9
15
13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
5
36
 
4
4
3
5
4
3
4
4
5
36
72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
5
36
 
5
5
3
1
4
3
4
4
5
34
74
72.7 / 123
345
291
321
423
138
340
365
91
452
2766
 
370
351
163
471
359
116
364
271
468
2933
5699
 
10
16
12
6
14
8
2
18
4
 
 
11
9
13
5
3
15
5
17
7