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Presidio Golf Course and Clubhouse San Francisco, CA


The prestigious Presidio Golf Course opened for public play in 1995 and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the nation’s top public courses. Located just minutes from downtown San Francisco, this 18-hole course plays 6,500 yards of challenging golf winding through beautiful Eucalyptus and Monterey Pine trees in The City’s trademark hills.

Course Layout

Designed with tight fairways and strategically placed bunkers, this 18-hole “hilly” golf course offers a unique challenge for golfers of all abilities. Originally designed by Robert Wood Johnstone, the course was expanded in 1910 by Johnstone in collaboration with William McEwan, and then was redesigned and lengthened by the British firm of Fowler & Simpson in 1921.

Hours of Operation

The golf course is open to public play every day from dawn to dusk.

The Clubhouse

Unique and beautifully appointed, the Clubhouse is tucked into the oldest part of the Presidio Forest and offers a warm and pleasant atmosphere for daily lunch, weekend brunch, private banquets, and receptions.

Whether you are planning a special corporate event, a fun social celebration, or an intimate wedding reception, the Clubhouse at the Presidio Golf Course is the perfect location for your unique event.

Designed with a Craftsman-style architecture, the Clubhouse features rich cherry wood paneling, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a large limestone fireplace, and French doors offering sweeping views of the golf course and Presidio.

Our dedicated staff is here to assist you in planning all aspects of your event. We’ll listen to your needs, make creative suggestions to enhance your event, and help guide you in planning a successful and memorable event. We abide by the highest standards of service and offer the best in hospitality.

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    A History of the Presidio

Early History
Native Americans have called northern California region home for nearly 10,000 years. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous Ohlone/Costanoan people seasonally occupied villages in what is now the San Francisco peninsula and gathered shellfish along the Presidio’s bayshore. Archaeologists have located a shell mound in the Crissy Field area that dates back to A.D. 740. Important archaeological investigations continue in the Presidio to better understand this period. Today, descendants of the Ohlone/Costanoan people live throughout the Bay Area.
Spanish Imperial Outpost (1776 to 1821)
From 1776 to 1821, the Presidio was the Spanish empire’s northernmost military outpost and guarded California’s largest harbor from occupation by other European powers including Russia and Britain. The original colonists were 193 soldiers and their families from Sonora and Sinaloa in northern Mexico. Founded in conjunction with nearby Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores), the Presidio was a place where native peoples encountered European and mixed-race colonists.
After an earthquake in 1812, the Presidio was rebuilt and its adobe quadrangle doubled in size. The Mesa and de Anza rooms of the Presidio Officers’ Club probably date from this rebuilding. Presidio soldiers and their families spent most of their time farming and ranching at this distant outpost.
Mexican Frontier (1822 to 1846)
In 1821, Mexico declared its independence from Spain. It took a year for the news to reach Alta California. There was no change in personnel when the Presidio changed from Spanish to Mexican sovereignty. In 1835, General Mariano Vallejo shifted Mexican forces further north to the plaza at Sonoma, and a caretaker was left in charge of the Presidio.
U.S. Army Post (1846 to 1994)
In 1846, during the Mexican-American War that was triggered by a border dispute in Texas, the 7th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment occupied the crumbling adobes at the Presidio. The U.S. Regular Army took over the post the following year.
Post to Park (1994-present)
In 1972, the Presidio of San Francisco – then an active installation – was included within the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. On October 1, 1994, after the post became excess to military needs, it was transferred to the National Park Service.
Rates Effective March 2015
Non-Resident Rates
Mon – Thurs Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays
Greens Fee w/Cart $125 $145 $145
Greens Fee Walking $110 $130 $130
*Twilight w/Cart $95 $105 $105
*Twilight Walking $85 $95 $95
*Super Twilight w/Cart $49 $49 $49
*Super Twilight Walking $49 $49 $49

Northern California Resident Rates

Mon – Thurs Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays
Greens Fee w/Cart $79 $89 $99
Greens Fee Walking $64 $89 $99
*Twilight w/Cart $59 $75 $75
*Twilight Walking $49 $65 $65
*Super Twilight w/Cart $35 $39 $39
*Super Twilight Walking $35 $39 $39

San Francisco City Resident Rates

Mon – Thurs Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays
Greens Fee w/Cart $62 $72 $77
Greens Fee Walking $47 $72 $77
*Twilight w/Cart $49 $59 $59
*Twilight Walking $39 $49 $49
*Super Twilight w/Cart $30 $35 $35
*Super Twilight Walking $30 $35 $35
SF City Senior Walking $34 $72 $77
SF City Senior w/Cart $44 $72 $77

Other Special Rates

Mon – Thurs Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays
Early Bird 9 Holes w/ Cart N/A $42 $42
Early Bird 9 Holes Walking N/A $32 $32
Player’s Club Members $18 $18 $18
Junior $20 $20 $20


Pace of Play 18 Holes: 5 hrs. 15 minutes

Condition of Course: Excellent

Value: $125.00 / Military $64.00

Staff Friendliness: Good

Difficulty: Challenging

Condition Overall: A Great Course to Play

Recommended: Yes

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