Bill Satterfield

Bill Satterfield's Take on TPC Harding Park


TPC Harding Park

Architect: Willie Watson & Sam Whiting
Year: 1925

99 Harding Road, San Francisco, California 94132
(415) 664-4690

driving range available
motorized carts available

President's Cup - 2009


What to Expect:  Sitting at the tip of the Bay Area’s revered links triangle, Harding Park rests just north of The Olympic Club and San Francisco Golf Club above Lake Merced. Any discussion about public golf in San Francisco quickly focuses on Harding Park’s historic layout that is now part of the TPC network. The course features towering Monterey Cypress trees that frame the fairways while providing some shade with their canopy-like tops. The routing features gentle undulations throughout which deliver a nice variety to the holes while maintaining an excellent walkability level. The finishing stretch of holes, 14-18, plays along Lake Merced and offers some impressive views beyond the tree line. All in all, Harding Park is a must play for anyone looking for a championship experience at a public facility. As a side note, the routing for the 2009 Presidents Cup is different from what is played on a day to day basis. Also, the executive Fleming course is found inside the routing and offers a more casual golfing experience.

Signature Hole:  18th – 440 Yard Par 4

Harding Park 18th

Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  3rd – 165 Yards

Harding Park 3rd

Best Par 4:  15th – 405 Yards

Harding Park 15th

Best Par 5:  10th – 550 Yards

Harding Park 10th

Birdie Time:  12th – 480 Yard Par 5

Harding Park 12th

Bogey Beware:  14th – 440 Yard Par 4

Harding Park 14th