Sharp Park Golf Course

December 29, 2007 3:46:28 PM PST
Alister Mackenzie designed this course in 1929, and unfortunately, it shows its age. This muni is a diamond-turned-rough. The clubhouse is old, the fairways are ragged, the greens get bumpy. And yet, Sharp Park offers a measure of charm. The course is mostly flat and lined with trees, within a stone's throw from the Pacific. It can be challenging and fun when a storm blows in, particularly the back nine, which runs along the ocean.

The par 5, 525 yard 13th is a dogleg left over water, and tough at any time of the year.

The par 3, 135 yard 13th isn't particularly long, but your pulse will quicken, a bit, because it plays over water.

Check the weather before visiting Sharp Park. Pacifica is notoriously windy, cold, and foggy in the summer months. Dress in layers.

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