Golf courses California South San Francisco California Golf Club Of San Francisco

California Golf Club Of San Francisco

844 W Orange Ave, South San Francisco, California, 94080
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(650) 589-0144
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (202)
                      
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About California Golf Club Of San Francisco

California Golf Club Of San Francisco, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in South San Francisco, California

The California Golf Club Of San Francisco moved to its present location in 1924. William Locke was hired to design the course.

When construction started in 1924, golf architect Arthur Vernon Macon was picked to oversee the course construction. It is not certain if Macan made any routing changes, but he deserves credit for the original greens, tees, and bunkering and shares credit as one of the two original designers of the course. The course first opned for play in 1926.

Macan's greenside bunkering and green contours were bold. However, his fairway bunkering was uninspired. It is thought that Macan planned to add dramatic fairway bunkers after play had commenced. The practice of studying play and then adding bunkers based on where divots were was not uncommon back in the 1920s.

In 1927 when it came time to address the fairway bunkers, the California Golf Club Of San Francisco again went with a different architect. The architect picked was Alister MacKenzie.

In the mid-1960s, the course needed refurbishing. They hired one of the best names in golf architecture, Robert Trent Jones Sr. for the work.

More recently, 2007, the golf course at The California Golf Club Of San Francisco has undergone an extensive extensive renovation by Kyle Philips (2007), to restore the course to the original Vernon Macan; Alister MacKenzie design.

This is a great course that winds through the hills of South San Francisco. At a slope of 136/139 from Front/Back, it is not an easy trek. The course is also fairly hilly. Since the complete course remodel, everyone must walk the first 6 holes unless you are handicapped. The course actually parallels the highway at one point, but the large and thick trees give the impression that you are deep in a wooded forest. Fairways and greens are typical of a country club in that they are in fantastic condition at all times of the year. California Golf Club Of San Francisco also has a nice driving range and a number of putting greens.

Depending on the time of year, fog and wind can become serious impediments to your game, especially later in the afternoon. Additionally, you should bring layered clothing. Weather in The San Francisco Bay area can change fairly dramatically over the course of several hours.

This course has been ranked 4 times
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South Haven, MI

Guest (cart not included), played on Tuesday, June 2016 at 12:30 PM

easily best course I have ever played.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028269
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S, TX

Member (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2012 at 8am

Next to Bandon Dunes resort it is arguably the best links style on the West Coast

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, Ambiance, No Houses on Course, Pace of Play, Staff, Clubhouse, Pro Shop
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 019023
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Ogallala, NE

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2009 at 10am

Better than Olympic Lake and possibly better than SFGC.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Condition of Course, Layout, Ambiance, No Houses on Course, Pace of Play, Staff, Clubhouse
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 010605
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Campbell, CA

$101 (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2010 at 10am

Very nice remodel, difficulty is underrated, very serene surroundings, just a pleasure to walk.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
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, Ambiance, No Houses on Course, Pace of Play, Clubhouse
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 009923
4.8/5
Based on 4 reviews
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