Golf courses California San Geronimo San Geronimo Golf Club, CLOSED 2017

San Geronimo Golf Club, CLOSED 2017

5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, California, 94963
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Architect: Robert Muir Graves (86)
                      
Add Course Image

Detailed description of San Geronimo Golf Club, CLOSED 2017

San Geronimo Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in San Geronimo, California.

The San Geronimo golf course opened in 1965. The course was designed by Robert Muir Graves.

Resting on over 150-acres of stunning terrain, the San Geronimo Golf Course presents golfers with unique elements of challenge and beauty. Each hole presents a new and varied challenge, and golfers will find that they have used every club in their bag after tackling San Geronimo. Water hazards await misdirected approaches on more than half the greens. Ponds come into play on seven holes, creeks on nine. There are also 42 strategically placed bunkers to contend with.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6801 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5140 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 550 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 190 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, a 450 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at San Geronimo Golf Club is # 12, a 415 yard par-4.

The course closed on the last day of 2017.

The land was purchased by the county. 

This course has been reviewed 18 times
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Rafael, CA

$46 (cart not included), played on Friday, September 2017 at 10:00 AM

There are rumors this course will be closing soon. I would get out and play it if you have a chance. Gene's review was spot on, and I don't have anything to add. So I hope Gene doesn't mind if I repost his review. San Geronimo is an interesting course, but almost impossible to play the first time unless you are with someone who is familiar with the course. There are several blind shots, including one tee shot on the back 9 where you set up to hit your drive facing a hill that seems to rise 50 feet in front of you and there are no indications whatsoever of where you are supposed to aim or how far you need to hit the ball. There are a few other holes where your second shot is similar -- i.e., you can't see where you are supposed to go, and there is nothing to even give you a hint as to what direction or how far is your goal. If you are familiar with the course, or with someone who is familiar with it, then it can be a LOT of fun. If you are a beginner, there are several holes that will be terrifying and almost impossible to play (some due to forced carries off the tee, some due to carries to get to the green). The condition of the course is outstanding for the money. If you are used to playing munis, where the bunkers are like hardpan (or like swinging through glue if they're wet), definitely find a bunker where you can take a few practice swings -- because these bunkers may appear to be muddy hardpan, but in reality they are just coarse sand that you can swing through predictably, even when they're wet.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Difficulty, Ambiance
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 028945
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Mateo, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2013 at noon

San Geronimo is an interesting course, but almost impossible to play the first time unless you are with someone who is familiar with the course. There are several blind shots, including one tee shot on the back 9 where you set up to hit your drive facing a hill that seems to rise 50 feet in front of you and there are no indications whatsoever of where you are supposed to aim or how far you need to hit the ball. There are a few other holes where your second shot is similar -- i.e., you can't see where you are supposed to go, and there is nothing to even give you a hint as to what direction or how far is your goal.

If you are familiar with the course, or with someone who is familiar with it, then it can be a LOT of fun. If you are a beginner, there are several holes that will be terrifying and almost impossible to play (some due to forced carries off the tee, some due to carries to get to the green). The condition of the course is outstanding for the money. If you are used to playing munis, where the bunkers are like hardpan (or like swinging through glue if they're wet), definitely find a bunker where you can take a few practice swings -- because these bunkers may appear to be muddy hardpan, but in reality they are just coarse sand that you can swing through predictably, even when they're wet.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Price, Ambiance, Staff
Difficulty, Layout
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 021265
Golf Course ranker Photo
Tiburon, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2013 at 6am

Be prepared for bogeys on 11 and 12.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Price
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 021044
Golf Course ranker Photo
Walnut Creek, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2012 at noon

I got a special price off an external website.

Played the golf course before approximately two-three years ago - seems like the conditions were better then.

Still love the layout and ambiance. There are some homes on the back side, but they fit in so well. Only time a home got closer to the course than I prefer was at the 16th green.

Pace of play was a little slow at times, but we were in carts behind walkers, so not a big deal and we weren't waiting on every shot, some of the par 3s were clear.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Layout, Ambiance, No Houses on Course
Condition of Course
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 018405
Golf Course ranker Photo
Tiburon, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2012 at 8am

Beautiful setting so close to San Francisco yet you really feel you are in the wilderness. Salmon, bobcats, coyotee, even some mountain lion sightings. Never get tired of Holes 6, 9, 11, 12 16 and 18 although I play them well over par. Slower on weekends but getting out during the week results in good pace. Great food, too.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, Ambiance, Pace of Play, Staff, Pro Shop
Houses on Course
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 017161
Golf Course ranker Photo
Redwood City, CA

$51 (cart not included), played on Sunday, November 2011 at 8am

I have played this course many times and never get tried of playing it. It starts out slowly but by the 4th hole, the game is on and almost every hole after that is challenging. Quick sloping greens add to the challenge.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Price, No Houses on Course
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 016408
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Francisco, CA

$51 (cart not included), played on Saturday, April 2011 at 6am

Very good course in great shape except for the tees which are bad. Greens are fairways are very good so it is a shame the tees are so bad.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Difficulty, Layout
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 013805
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Francisco, CA

$51 (cart not included), played on Sunday, February 2011 at 6am

Great course - good price for a tough test especially the back nine. Greens and fairways are in great shape and the drainage they added a few years ago really helps particularly the the first five holes which used to drain very badly. The only downside are the tees particularly the 7th tee which is horrible.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, Ambiance
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 013210
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Diego, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, June 2010 at 8am

San Geronimo is a great challenge, but fair at same the same time. The price is good and the course is in good shape. It is worth the drive out to San Geronimo.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 011600
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Anselmo, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at 10am

I like this course and play here often as it is challenging and in pretty good condition. It seems that there is always some improvement work going on all the time which helps keep the conditions good

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
Condition of Course, Layout, Price
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 011524
Golf Course ranker Photo
Grass Valley, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at 10am

Play this course! Stayed at an RV park nearby so it was an easy 15 minute drive but I'd drive 50 miles to play this course again. Not an easy course but does play fair and the course is in great shape.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Price, No Houses on Course, Pace of Play
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 010948
Golf Course ranker Photo
Moraga, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2010 at 4pm

Good rate through Golfnow, $22 w/ cart, tee time was around 4PM on a weekday. Well worth it for a Bay Area course no matter how you cut it. Though I can't even remember much about the course so other than the price I guess it doesn't stick out.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Price
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 010540
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Rafael, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2010 at 8am

The course is challenging and in great shape.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Layout, Price, Ambiance, Staff
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 010525
Golf Course ranker Photo
Novato, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2009 at 10am

Starting time delay is the norm and the pace of play very slow; however, the course is beautiful and the area is delightful to visit.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Condition of Course, Layout, Staff, Clubhouse
Pace of Play, Food/Bar Facilities
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 007095
Golf Course ranker Photo
San Anselmo, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, April 2009 at 6am

Great challenging course with very reasonable pricing

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Layout, Price, No Houses on Course
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 006816
Golf Course ranker Photo
Lagunitas, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2009 at 8am

Glad to live nearby

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, Staff, Clubhouse, Pro Shop
Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 006028
Golf Course ranker Photo, Todd Lafferty
Pleasanton, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2006 at noon

Beautiful course. It's a long way from just about everywhere, but if I get back to the north bay again anytime soon, I'll go play it.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 003781
Golf Course ranker Photo
Walnut Creekq, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2008 at 6am

You can pretty much let the big dog hunt here but if you are off line, be prepared to hit some low recovery shots under the branches. Spectacular setting nestled in a tree lined valley, very quiet. Tees could use some work but the greens are very true. Its not a destination spot but if you are in the area, worth looking into.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Price, Ambiance, No Houses on Course, Clubhouse
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 003420
4.1/5
Based on 18 reviews
Golf alerts
Download the App
Free – Google Play Free – App Store
Get it Get it
Nearby Golf Courses
Meadow Club,Fairfax, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Meadow Club 3.75 miles
Fairfax, California
Marin Country Club,Novato, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Marin Country Club 6.24 miles
Novato, California
Indian Valley Golf Club,Novato, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Novato, California
Mcinnis Park Golf Center,San Rafael, California,  - Golf Course Photo
San Rafael, California
Mill Valley Golf Course,Mill Valley, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Mill Valley, California
Bay Club StoneTree,Novato, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Bay Club StoneTree 10.19 miles
Novato, California
Peacock Gap Country Club,San Rafael, California,  - Golf Course Photo
San Rafael, California
Petaluma Golf & Country Club,Petaluma, California,  - Golf Course Photo
Petaluma, California
Discussion about this course
No User Comments