San Geronimo Golf Club

3.9039176471 3.9 stars from 5 (205)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6801 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, California 94963, Marin County
  • (415) 488-4030
  • www.golfsangeronimo.com

Year built: 1967
Type: Public
Greens: Bent & Poa Grass
Fairways: Rye, Poa & Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. Denim jeans are allowed. Shorts must be Bermuda-length. No tank tops, t-shirts or cut-offs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6801 yards 73.5 138
Gold 72 6442 yards 73.5 136
White 72 6003 yards 69.1 132
Blue 72 5140 yards 69.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 205 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

173 out of 204 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Sorry to see it close."


tyguy415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winter Golf ! Slow round ! 1 day left before 2nd closure. Marin Gem !..., sad day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Marin County Gem !"


tyguy415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Closing down in 5 days. Sad day for golfers. Excellent course !!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Gem"


TheChaw's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

So the pro shop and club house is dated, so what. Even the front nine is relatively flavorless, but the back nine is an absolute gem and tough as nails. This place is like Indian Valley nearby without the gimmicks and elevated tee boxes. From the tips at 6800 and 141 slope, it's a track to be challenged. The greens are slick and true. Plenty of water to make things interesting. I cannot believe they're trying to reclaim this place. #SaveSanGeronimo


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow tough course for a 60+year old rookie"


LouClaire's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff very helpful, course was in great shape and the pace was wonderful. No complaints for me except to say me and the guy I play with found this to be a difficult course. We both enjoyed and will return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


skalush's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Very fun. Challenging. But greens need some repair. Would definitely recommend and come back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good day"


Michael7418356's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been awhile since I played here and the course was in very good condition and the weather was perfect. Pace of play could be better and an on-course ranger keeping people moving would be a great addition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000008213951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good weather, nice view!"


Sangab's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

only about 40 minutes drive out of S.F.

I could enjoy very nice golf outing in a amazing

weather, beautiful scenery!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Positive Experience at San Geronimo"


ButtercutBrother's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had been closed for a while, but has re-opened to the public. It is a fun/scenic layout with a mix of wide and narrow fairways. Course is in good condition, but the greens tend to be slow. There was no cart beverage service on the course (but water was available in coolers at several tee boxes). Never saw a marshal during the round, but we played at a 4.5 hour pace on a Saturday morning. The clubhouse staff and starter were friendly and appreciative of our business. If you can get a deal/discount for this course, I would highly recommend it. It has great potential, but all of the amenities (bar/restaurant) are not fully operational at this time. If you know that before you go, you can plan accordingly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



sfctadc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



mjrtalbot's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



09golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellant"


nopops22's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day ..Friendly in the pro shop..course in good shape..Need to keep rounds played up..

Four hours.. super..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course with two personalities"


4meatplay's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course with the front nine open and relatively flat and the last nine up-and-down with some difficult approaches. Very nice mix. Easy front nine more difficult back nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"closest course to Pt Reyes"


u000001388389's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was expecting better all the way around. I paid $65 on GN...and was shocked by the attendee who told me that didn't include the cart. This is not noted on the site at all...so, felt like a rip off from the pro shop cashier...who frankly, didn't seem to be up on the program anyway. Not a good start. Then, the F&B is a refrigerated unit although it looks like a full bar is open and stocked. Just poor for the price. Have received much better for far less than half the price.

Onto the course. Greens in good condition...but everything else way to shaggy or browned out...including the tee boxes. Bunkers inconsistent...either fluffy or hard as a parking lot. Layout of the back 9 is fun. Lots of scoring opportunities. Layout of the front 9 seems like the course was designed by Ray Charles. We thought #9 was #2...because well, the tee box was right next to the #1 green....but no...after our tee shots we drive by a dirt path with "#2 this way" on it...so, pick up the drives and do it all over again. Front 9 is pretty simple and basic. two dramatically different 9's.

I would be willing to forgive all of this with an aerial map of the holes and course so you could figure out where to go and/or backtrack. They also need better yardage markers and signage in general and general course maintenance.

Its a pretty course, but, at $80 for a muni...makes it hard to justify. I've played Pasatiempo, Poppy, Calippe and a whole host of courses in great condition for that price or less and the rest of the experience that I've given a big fail here are perfect in comparison. I'll pass until they clean it up with folks who know something about running a golf course operation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Chuck3813626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"The Bar is open!"


u000004243767's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play with a regular group of 10 or so different people. We love the beauty and challenge. The people who work here love the place and it shows. Jules always greets us with a smile and welcome to start our day! The bar has just finally opened and she makes it fun to hang out and have lunch and share a few stories and laughs before heading home for the day. Look forward to watching the business expand and keep the course going for a long time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not what she used to be!"


badstu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A grand old course that needs some help.

Since reopening after the county purchase, some changes have been made that lower the quality of the experience. First, they have closed the bridge between 7 and 8 so you must drive all the way back around by the 5th tee box. Second, while it was closed, all the distance markers on the tee boxes were removed. Hard to figure distance. Lastly, at the present time, there is no bar or food!

Never a good sign at a course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A nice atmosphere"


jon4657404's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant staff greet you in the pro shop. Great putting green and chipping practice area. Good layout. Amazing views, nature feel and decent course conditions getting better daily since the reopening. I’m a fan.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"“Bare Bones”"


Goodboy2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on

San Geronimo feels like it’s on it's last legs. The course is a bit raggedy. There was no starter so golfers were just teeing off when they felt like it. The tees are hard pack and spotty so are the fairways. The greens were okay but a bit uneven. On the front nine a bridge was under repair and I had to haul my bags and hand cart over a barrier. People in golf carts had to drive back where they came from and take a detour. There is no clubhouse. The place has a vacant feeling to it. But the staff was extremely nice I don’t plan to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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