The View You Get From the 17th Hole of San Francisco’s Lincoln Park Golf Course

What can you see here looking north from the 17th hole of the inexpensive and much-discussed Lincoln Park Golf Club (aka “Stinkin’ Lincoln”)? Well, there’s the teeing area, of course, but you can also see the Golden Gate and the Point Bonita Lighthouse, as well the houses of Muir Beach City and a good chunk of western Marin County.

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And when you get to the green, you get a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

 Not too shabby for just $1-something per hole, huh?

“Until the 1840s the strait was called the “Boca del Puerto de San Francisco” (Mouth of the Port of San Francisco). On 1 July 1846, before the discovery of gold in California, the entrance acquired a new name. In his memoirs, John C. Frémont wrote, “To this Gate I gave the name of “Chrysopylae”, or “Golden Gate“; for the same reasons that the harbor of Byzantium was called Chrysoceras, or Golden Horn”

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One Response to “The View You Get From the 17th Hole of San Francisco’s Lincoln Park Golf Course”

  1. Timon says:

    This place is sublime, I had the best 9 of my life there once. (I prefer not to dwell on the other 9.) It is a shame that it is very poorly maintained — compare it with Gleneagles on Sunnydale, which no one ever goes to because it is in the Sunnydale projects, except for me and a bunch of off-duty cops with guns in their golf bags. It was taken over a few years ago by a local and very passionate guy, the greens are superb and the fairways are good enough. It would be possible to do the same at Lincoln but with completely different economics — charge non-residents double or triple current rates while keeping the local card-holders fees low, and save tons of money by somehow getting rid of the indifferent and ineffectual existing staff, or moving them somewhere there incompetence isn’t so dramatically costly. This could be a big revenue earner and a point of pride for the city.