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.