Overview of golf course named California Golf Club of San Francisco

California Golf Club of San Francisco

South San Francisco, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1918

Type

n/a

Architect

William Lock, Dr. Alister MacKenzie

Access

Members and their guests

The California Club of San Francisco was once considered to fall into the second tier of San Francisco golf courses behind the likes of San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club or Cypress a couple of hours down the road. Originally laid out by Willie Locke, once construction began in 1924, A.V. Macan (Victoria Golf Club, Royal Colwood) came in and is considered the architect of note.

In 1927, Alister MacKenzie was commissioned to redesign all of the bunkers. From that point on, the Cal Club’s reputation started to take off. Known for his exquisite skill set when it came to bunkering, MacKenzie’s touch brought life to the fairways of the Cal Club.

Once again, through the 1960s, yet another golf course architect was brought in to make changes to the course. This time, it was Robert Trent Jones Sr. Most of his changes no longer exist because in 2005, Kyle Phillips was brought in to bring the Cal Club’s golden age architecture back to life. The goal was to make the front nine as good as the back and bring a consistent feel to the golf course. So out went the Jones bunkers, in came some new holes, a gorgeous restoration of the MacKenzie style bunkers and the dramatic flare and stunning visuals of MacKenzie.

Now, the Cal Club may very well be one of the best golf courses in America if not the world.

Community

Club members

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Followers

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Golfers who played here

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13 February
I had the opportunity to play the Cal Club yesterday. Although the weather was a little gray and cool, the experience was phenomenal. I wasn't expecting the course to be as hilly as it was but it is very walkable. We had caddies, which are essential if you dont know the course because the tee boxes are not clearly marked and there is not a single yardage marker anywhere on the course. It is very old school golf. Stately clubhouse but old world. It is definitely a mens golf club, which is no surprise. I expected the course to be harder, actually, and the greens are very slick and tricky if you dont know how to read them. There are a ton of bunkers as well, which in many places are quite steep and firm. There are patches of fescue in the rough areas so be sure to avoid them, and the fairways are extremely tight in terms of lies. The Cal Club was a memorable experience and fully lives up to expectations.
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