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San Francisco Golf Club

San Francisco, CA Private

4.7

Panelists

212 Reviews

Overview

San Francisco Golf Club’s original routing was done mostly by a trio of club members, who first staked out the course in 1918. A.W. Tillinghast remodeled the course in 1923, establishing its signature greens and bunkering. He also added the par-3 seventh, called the “Duel Hole” because its location marks the spot of the last legal duel in America. Three holes were replaced in 1950 in anticipation of a street widening project that never happened. In 2006, the original holes were re-established by Tom Doak and his then-associate, Jim Urbina.

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About

Holes 18
Length 6829
Slope 136
Facility Type Private
Designer A.W. Tillinghast

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1971. Highest ranking: No. 18, 1999-2002. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 36.

Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2011-'14. Ranked sixth, 2015-'22.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.82
Character
8.37
Challenge
7.56
Layout Variety
7.9
Fun
7.94
Aesthetics
7.93
Conditioning
7.89

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