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I was not aware the GGP par-3 course was undergoing a renovation.
I can't wait to see this one completed. The world needs more of these.
Looks awesome...I would love to see a similar effort at nearby Lincoln Park which I was able to play (after Presidio) on a recent visit but since I have no idea how the GGP effort was funded I'm not holding my breath.
Mike, unfortunately, Lincoln Park has been a neglected step-child (same as Sharp Park) in the SF muni golf rota for as long as I can remember.
Sentiments about LP couldn't be more true. Such a shame as it has some incredible terrain and some interesting holes.
Some locals I was playing with mentioned that there may be some restrictions at LP on everything from construction to normal care and feeding of the golf course due to the fact that it's built atop a Chinese immigrant cemetery. I'm not sure if that's the reality but it seems a consideration if so.
I think the 4 canyon holes are Jack Fleming (Iím a fan of his, especially because of Gleneagles, but also GGPGC). I would also note, if you look at old maps of Sharp, a lot of the current flood zones are actually old hazardous areas (especially the area on #9 that floods). The biggest long term issue at Sharp Park is unavoidable. Itís built around a lagoon, and lagoons slowly fill with silt over time. The current lagoon size is tiny compared to when the course opened, and the sea wall certainly doesnít help with silting, and thatís a double whammy with flooding. Obviously any improvements would be welcome, especially with the modeling Iíve heard about folks doingÖ I just worry people donít realize how close the course came to being shut down. The fact that the folks there like Rich Harris are actually environmentalists, and not antagonists to the cityís concerns (itís technically owned by San Francisco, not Pacifica), went a long way to resolving the issue I think.
Kevin/Jim,Some locals I was playing with mentioned that there may be some restrictions at LP on everything from construction to normal care and feeding of the golf course due to the fact that it's built atop a Chinese immigrant cemetery. I'm not sure if that's the reality but it seems a consideration if so.
Very cool, Matt.To my earlier post, get some sand mix out there on the tees (the one picture with a big un-fixed divot).