The 18-hole, par-72 Harding Park Course is situated on a gently rolling peninsula surrounded by the shores of Lake Merced in San Francisco, less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean, near scenic Skyline Boulevard and the renowned San Francisco Zoo. The championship layout hosted many prestigious golf tournaments such as the San Francisco Open and the Lucky International Professional Golf Championship.
Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play” (4.5 out of 5 stars), TPC Harding Park continues to be a “must-play” for San Francisco and Bay Area residents and visitors alike.
wPark’s championship layout follows the original routing designed by architect Willie Watson and Sam Whiting in 1925.
The Harding Park golf course is lined with towering Monterey Cypress trees and borders Lake Merced. It has four sets of tees that will challenge every golfer from beginner to the most skilled player.
Formerly known as Harding Park Golf Club and referred to as Harding Park by the regulars, this municipal golf course is owned by the city and county of San Francisco.
Named after avid golfer and former President Warren G. Harding, the golf course was designed by Willie Watson (who also designed the
Olympic Club) and opened in 1925.
Harding Park enjoys a storied history as a frequent PGA TOUR stop in the 1960s as golf legends Ken Venturi, Billy Casper and Gary Player all won tournaments at Harding Park.
In 1944, the course began hosting PGA TOUR tournaments with the Victory Open. Shortly after, the course established itself as one of the top golf courses on the West Coast; where it became a regular stop for PGA TOUR events up until the end of the decade, when budgetary cuts caused the course to fall into poor conditions.
The course further deteriorated, reaching its lowest point in 1998, when it was used as a parking lot during the U.S. Open at Olympic Club.
Home of the 2020 PGA
The golf course underwent a major renovation in 2002-03. The result was a highly acclaimed championship course that maintains the character and integrity of the original layout, but incorporates design elements and infrastructure to accommodate today’s players, and once again these storied fairways showcased the skills of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and later in the 2009 Presidents Cup.
Harding Park is proud to call beautiful San Francisco home, providing the perfect blend of small town charm and big city sophistication.
In addition to championship golf at Harding Park, San Francisco offers must see attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz, along with numerous designer shops, fine art galleries, award-winning restaurants and a vibrant nightlife making it the perfect vacation destination.
PGA Championship purse
The purse at the 2020 PGA Championship was the largest in the event’s history: $15 million paid out to golfers who made the cut, an increase of $2.5 million from the 2019 PGA Championship.
The first place winner won $2.7 million in prize money, an increase of over $700,000 for each of the last two tournaments ($1.98 million). The remaining golfers in the top three were each awarded at least $1 million.
NOTABLE PLAYERS AT THE 2020 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP:
Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson, Collin Morikawa, Tiger Woods, Daniel Berger, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Tommy Fleetwood, Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland.