As I headed out the door, a friend I was staying with in Carmel, said San Francisco Golf Club does not deserve its notoriety: “I’ll be interested to see if your assessment of it is the same as mine.”… My friend believes San Francisco Golf Club – only 6,600 yards from the tips and par 71 – is not in the same league as Olympic Club, which has hosted many major championships. However, given the chance, I would much rather play San Francisco Golf Club. It sits higher up in the city, with occasional views of both the Pacific and the Bay to the east, and its many elevation changes offer terrific city views. A.W. Tillinghast designed the course in 1918, and I have become a real fan of his work. San Francisco membership is very small, and they like to keep it that way… If you ever have the opportunity to play there, do so. Larry Berle.
Date: October 01, 2014