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Is Lake Chabot walkable?
Good insight, fellows...thanks.Is Lake Chabot walkable?
Thanks! Would love to hear others 10 round split (using whatever factors are most important to them) between Presidio and Harding and then perhaps throw Lake Chabot into the mix, although the idea of playing all three may be stretching my stay beyond what's good for my domestic life.
Quote from: MCirba on May 27, 2023, 06:31:00 PMIs Lake Chabot walkable? If you have to ask, it's probably not. I play with a push cart there, but i'm in my early 40s and it can still be quite tiring sometimes. It also depends on the season, as the summer months can be very hot out there, whereas in SF proper, it'll always be cool enough for pants on the course.
2) The group that went on to become the San Francisco Golf Club first started playing golf at the Presidio and helped build the course there at the very end of the 19th century.
The current 1st hole is another one that has been changed. The tee and green have not been moved, but the hole used to be played out to the right and curving left thru what is now the driving range. What is now the 1st fairway used to be a semi-wetland area until it was drained and filled in.I am not sure when the change was made and the current range was created, but it was after 1956. An old-timer once told me a temporary range was set up for the 1956 Western Open elsewhere within the Presidio.
If I remember correctly what I was told about the temporary range for the 1956 Western Open, it was east of the golf course down where the Julius Kahn playground, ball field and tennis courts are now located.
I think one of the reasons they were reversed is too many people were slicing their tee shots into the woods off the tee
I was a member of the Presidio GC from 1983 to 1999. I must have played the course 500 or more times back then. I live a dozen or so blocks away and still go there once or twice a week to chip/putt or use the range. I have probably lived within a mile radius of the course for the past 40+ years.