The True Heart Of San Francisco Golf

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The True Heart Of San Francisco Golf

May 28, 2012

A golfer pitches to the 16th green at Lincoln Park as the city looms in the background.

Ken Harrington at scruffy but charming Lincoln Park. Harrington shares the official course record at par-68 Lincoln Park, a 60.

Hole with a view: The 240-yard, par-3 17th at Lincoln Park offers a spectacular vista.

Ken Harrington, a math professor, finishes up an early-morning nine at Lincoln Park's 18th hole.

Sharp Park, a 1932 Alister Mackenzie design, is a city-operated course located in the suburb of Pacifica, Calif.

Tom Hsieh, operator of Gleneagles GC at McLaren Park. In the background is the fifth hole of testy nine-hole track that opened in 1962.

Gleneagles regular Eddie Fitz tees off on the sixth hole as pals (left to right) Paul Navarro, Rich Guzman and Paul Nicolo look on.

Many weekday afternoons in the spring, Lincoln Park is the scene of high school matches.

Dan Lopez, a truck driver from Pacifica, Calif., hits his approach to the 16th hole at Sharp Park.

Rich Guzman on the third hole at Gleneagles GC.

A large group of golfers on the first tee at Golden Gate Park GC.

Early mornings, such as this one at TPC Harding Park, often have a moody atmosphere until the fog burns off.

A twosome tees off on the first hole at Lincoln Park.

A little off the top: A maintenance worker cuts the green at the par-4 18th hole at TPC Harding Park.

Light and shadow: An early-morning view at TPC Harding Park.

Lincoln Park's city location is obvious in this view of the 18th hole with a dog walker and neighborhood in the background.

A twosome prepares to tee off on Harding Park's 10th hole as the sun filters throught the trees -- and fog.

Sharp Park's 16th hole, with the beach and Pacific Ocean on the right.

A weathered ball washer at Sharp Park.

A young golfer beginning his round at Lincoln Park with the clubhouse behind him.

The ninth (left) and sixth holes at Gleneagles GC.

Dan Lopez on the 18th at Sharp Park, as the sun dips low over the Pacific Ocean.

Finishing play on the 18th at Lincoln Park.

A lone golfer at Sharp Park's No. 18, finishing a quick nine before dark.

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