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San Francisco, CA
remarkable rating- 5+ tees

The Presidio Golf Course is located in the heart of San Francisco just minutes from downtown. Its beautiful, accessible, challenging and placed on one of California's most historic pieces of land. Playing the Presidio is the perfect way for a traveling golfer to experience this great city. When in San Francico, one thinks of extravagant hotels, pricey restruants, cable cars and nowhere to park. A remarkable golf experience is the last thing on you expect to find. But at the Presidio, the concept of inner city golf is something else again. This course is tucked into the astonishing bayside hills that frame one of the world's greatest cities. It is just south of the fabled Golden Gate Bridge and in the middle of a retired military reserve that was founded by the Spanish in 1776. (history below)

The golf course was originally established as a private club in 1895 by a small group of civilians who shared play with the military. A 100 years later, the Army base was closed by an act of Congress and the course, now under the administration of the Presidio Trust, the exclusive course was opened to the public. What the public has discovered since then is a remarkable 6,500 yard, par 72 course that winds its way through dense stands of century old Monterey pines, eucalyptus, and coastal cypress trees.

It survived the great quake of 1906 and has served as the home course for some of America's top brass, including presidential leaders like Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. This tradition lasted until 1995, when the Presidio was converted to a National Park, making it accessible to the public. At that time Arnold Palmer Golf was sought out to operate this hidden treasure by the bay - allowing golfers of all abilities to play this wonderful facility. Newly rejuvenated, the Presidio experience is nothing short of spectacular.

Playing this enchanting course will verify that fact that you are in a special part of California. Steal a glance between shots and you'll see brightly colored Victorians lining the trademark hills of San Francisco. With drastic elevation changes, mature trees, strategically placed bunkers and narrow fairways, the course provides unending challenges for all levels of golfer. The course has been described as a "walker's paradise," but the hills will make your day a little tough when coupled with the bay areas fog and bitting winds. What better golf environment. What better location. Rich with history, beauty and challenge. Enjoy a special day of golf in San Francisco.

remarkable rating- 5+ tees
web address is www.presidiogolf.com .
phone no. 415 561-4653 .
address 300 Finley Road San Franciso, CA 94129
1776 The Presidio was established by the Spanish.
1846 The Presidio becomes a United States post.
1895 The U.S. Army gives a group of civilians permission to build a nine?hole private golf course on Fort Winfield Street in the Presidio.
1905 The Presidlo Golf Club is founded and shared equally between club members and enlisted personnel.
1908 The Army approved plans to expand the course to 18 holes.
1920 The course is expanded and redesigned by British golf course architects Fowler & Simpson.
1972 Congress creates the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Legislation provides for the eventual transfer of the Presidlo to the National Park Service.
1989 The U.S. Army announces the planned closure of the Presidio.
1993 The National Park Service announces its plans for the Presidio.
1995 The Arnold Palmer group is chosen by the National Park Service as the management company to upgrade and operate the Presidio Golf Course.

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