Golf Courses on The San Francisco Peninsula

From the gorgeous Half Moon Bay Golf Links to the home of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, The San Francisco Peninsula offers some of the best golf courses in Northern California.

Ever had a view of the Pacific Ocean from all 18 holes? You will be here! Or you may opt to play a true Scottish links course with a view of the ocean. Nature lovers will love our Audubon award-winning Silicon Valley golf course and novices will have some easier and/or smaller courses as options at one of our San Mateo golf courses.

Scroll below to learn more about some of the best golf courses on The San Francisco Peninsula available for your next visit.


Crystal Springs Golf Course

Located in Burlingame, Crystal Springs Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in San Mateo County, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir. Designed by the British architect, W. Herbert Fowler, this classic 6,515-yard, 18-hole, par 72 layout meanders along the natural contours of Silicon Valley and offers a challenge to any level golfer. The golf course offers great food and great service from experienced professionals and their incredible location is just 11 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. This venue is the perfect place to host your next golf tournament or any other private event.

Crystal Springs Golf Course Hours:
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-342-0603

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Situated on more than a mile of beautiful beaches, Half Moon Bay Golf Links offers two spectacular 18-hole championship courses featuring a picturesque setting of seascape and mountains. The “Old Course”, designed by Arnold Palmer, and features a photogenic 18th hole, which has been designated among the Top 100 Holes in America. Meanwhile, the Links style “Ocean Course” offers a view of the ocean from nearly every hole with three of its finishing holes residing on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. Furthermore, this Half Moon Bay golf course also offers a warm and inviting restaurant at Mullins Bar and Grill, professional bocce ball courts, and inspiring event venues.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links Hours:
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Address: 2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-726-1800

Golfers at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Poplar Creek Golf Course

Originally built in 1933, Poplar Creek Golf has been home to many tournaments, which have had notable past winners such as PGA Tour Professionals Johnny Miller, Keith Clearwater, and Mark Lye. This San Mateo golf course is a beautiful 18-hole Championship Course that presents some unique challenges for the low-handicap golfer while its classic layout encourages development in those just learning the game. Poplar Creek is also home to Par 3, a restaurant that offers a full-service bar and a delicious farm-to-table menu. Today, Poplar Creek averages over 70,000 rounds a year, making it one of the most popular Silicon Valley golf courses!

Poplar Creek Golf Course Hours:
Mon-Sun: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Address: 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-522-4653

TPC Harding Park

TPC Harding Park offers 27 holes of championship golf – the 18-hole Harding Park Course and the 9-hole Fleming Course – situated on a gently rolling peninsula surrounded by the shores of Lake Merced. Both impressive courses create a challenging and scenic experience and have been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play”. TPC Harding Park is the only city-owned public course managed by the PGA TOUR and it continues to be a “must-play” for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. This golf course has hosted many prestigious golf tournaments over the years including the 2020 PGA Championship!

TPC Harding Park Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Address: 99 Harding Road, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-664-4690

The 18th green hole at the TPC Harding Park Golf Course

Sharp Park Golf Course

Located in Pacifica, California, Sharp Park Golf Course is a historic seaside link, designed by the preeminent architect, Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta National (home of the Master's Tournament), Cypress Point, and many of the world’s most esteemed courses. Sharp Park is one of MacKenzie’s rare public links. Often called “The Poor Man’s Pebble Beach,” the par 72 course is 6,300 yards long and offers fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding headlands and mountains.

Sharp Park Golf Course Hours:
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Address: 1 Sharp Park Rd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-359-3380


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