Golden Gate Park Golf Course in San Francisco reopens after a $2.5 million renovation by The First Tee of San Francisco, offering an accessible, affordable, playable, sustainable, and charitable golf experience, with nine par-3 holes. The course, set to host over 40,000 rounds annually, is designed to cater to players of all skill levels, including children, and is aimed at serving as a model for other cities.

By the Numbers
  • 40,000+ rounds expected annually
  • Cost: $20-$25 for locals, $40-$50 for out-of-town guests
  • $2.5 million invested in the 2023 renovation
  • 20 acres of land
State of Play
  • Course officially reopens on Feb. 16
  • Designed to be accessible, affordable, playable, sustainable, and charitable
  • Offers an architecturally interesting layout to hook beginners on the game
  • Maintenance handled by 2.5 employees, using fescue turf to minimize water and chemical usage
Bottom Line

The Golden Gate Park Golf Course's reopening presents a model for creating inclusive and sustainable community golf facilities, emphasizing affordability and playability while serving as a valuable asset to the local community.