Sep 1 / admin

Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco

San Francisco’s orphaned course

While playing at Lincoln Park Golf Course last October, I was deeply saddened by the degree to which the city has let this course go. But I still enjoyed the golf and the views.  The bathrooms were another story altogether, I don’t think they’d been cleaned in days.

This course has a rich history and I hope that in the next many years there will be a strong movement to restore it.

Here’s a great Yelp post about Lincoln, letting you know whether this course is a good fit for you.

Joel V’s Yelp Review of Lincoln GC in San Francisco

I took a ton of pics which you can find below the one swing video, a 7 iron on the downhill par 3, I think it plays about 160 yds.  I wanted the rear view to see if I was maintaining my coil on the transition. It looks to me like I’m casting the club and getting away with it because of a simultaneous hip slide. I was hitting the ball well that day but it’s hard to be consistent when sliding. The music is Debussy, unless the YouTube audioswap changes it.

Golf Progress at Lincoln Park GC:

As for my round, I was on fire through the front nine, I think I was two over. I finished with a 76 which out here is like shooting about an 84 on a normal course. I believe the course is rated 66 and is a par 68, listed at only about 5,500 yards. The fairways and greens are in such poor condition, this represents the greatest challenge, along with the fact that some of the holes are very tight and tree-lined. The last few holes are rather difficult but throughout the course there are drivable par 4’s.

Lincoln Golf Course-San Francisco-Hole #17 View

Lincoln Golf Course in Photos

  • Joel V

    Hey now! Lincoln is in great shape pre City Tourney, you should come check it out….nnCheers, nJoel Vnn

  • admin

    I’ll definitely come back to Lincoln this Spring and Summer Joel, thanks for posting.