Review for Lake Merced

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LMGC is one of the most underrated golf courses in Northern California, which isn't surprising given its proximity to such luminaries as Olympic, Cal Club and SFGC. That being said, LMGC more than holds its own and the sum of its parts leads to a great round of golf.

The routing really maximizes the land in the best San Francisco way possible (meaning lots of great utilization of hills) which leads to intriguing second shots and fantastically maintained greens. The second hole best embodies this concept with a blind tee shot leading to a downhill second shot with great views of the surrounding area. Don't linger too longingly on those views because the green has some crazy undulations to navigate.

There is a bit of similarity between the 9s but I found each side to be very enjoyable, especially in the late afternoon. Do yourself a favor and play this course when the shadows start getting long, it is a visual treat!

Date: May 15, 2018

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