|Long recognized as one of the hidden gems in the golfing world, Harding Park Golf Course has recently undergone an extensive improvement process to elevate its layout to world-class standards. Harding opened its doors to rave reviews on Friday, August 22nd, 2003 for “A Celebration of San Francisco's Municipal Golf.”
City of San Francisco officials, the PGA Tour and the general golfing public eagerly anticipated the new and improved course. Without the support from the former Mayor Willie Brown, Recreation and Park Department General Manager Elizabeth Goldstein and former USGA President Frank D. “Sandy” Tatum, Harding’s transformation might never have taken place. Key elements in the restoration were to maintain the character and integrity of the golf course while enhancing its original design.
Harding Park Golf Course is located near the Pacific Coast along the shores of Lake Merced, near scenic Skyline Boulevard and the renowned San Francisco Zoo. Originally constructed in 1925, the majestic, cypress-lined Harding has played host to numerous professional tours such as The Lucky Invitational as well the popular San Francisco City amateur tournaments over the years. It remains the choice of locals and visitors alike.