At the western edge of Golden Gate Park, facing the Pacific, is this 9-hole, par three public course. Start at Beach Chalet, ... More
Golden Gate Park Golf Course
At the western edge of Golden Gate Park, facing the Pacific, is this 9-hole, par three public course. Start at Beach Chalet, fill your lungs with fresh, salt air, and play your way towards the surf around the gnarled Monterey Pines. No advance reservations are available at this course, you get your tee times on a walk-up basis. If you have some time to spare before teeing off, visit the nearby Buffalo Paddock or Queen Wilhelmina's Tulip Garden. Check website for details.
I've played here 3 or 4 times. If your expectations aren't too high, this course is a blast. True, it's only par 3, but if that's all you expect you will not be disappointed. If you have a resident golfing card you can save some money. The wait for tee off is usually not that long. There is a practice green and a net for practicing your tee offs.
This is a very nice par-3 course, right in scenic Golden Gate Park. The course is great for beginners - the longest hole may require a 3 wood, or a long iron off the tee. While this course can play quickly, it is not uncommon for long delays on the tees. It is a muni course and typically tends to attract the beginners and mid-tier golfers. The course is very inexpensive and an enjoyable way to spend 1 1/2 on the course vs. 4+ hours... If you're from out of town and looking for other nine hole choices - try the Fleming course at Harding Park, which is a longer, more difficult 9 hole course. Golden Gate offers a fun golfing experience in a beautiful setting.