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National Interest in Sharp Park Golf Course Restoration

Aug 31, 2015

Shackelford Talks Sharp Park Restoration on Golf Channel

The prospect of restoring the 83 year old Alister MacKenzie municipal masterpiece at Sharp Park continues to garner national attention.  Geoff Shackelford  discusses the current status with Damon Hack on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive - August 31, 2015:

Recently, Golf Digest highlighted Sharp Park as one of "The Nine Most Cheerful Courses in America":

Future of golf at Sharp Park Happy to be on the course
"Few people know that this short, scruffy muny is a links originally designed by Alister MacKenzie--the same guy who did Augusta National. Although altered over the decades by storms and road construction, much of its MacKenzie bones remain. It was saved from closing thanks to the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, a volunteer organization founded by lawyers Richard Harris and Bo Links. The group is raising philanthropic funds to restore the layout while retaining its populist green-fee rates ($24 in the afternoon). Jay Blasi has prepared a restoration plan, and other prominent architects want to be involved. Meanwhile, the regular crowd continues to happily tee it up, rain or shine, on what they call "the poor man's Pebble Beach."
Let's wrap with this 2013 Golf Channel clip and a reminder from Matt Ginella of how fortunate we are to have the world class public courses we enjoy in San Francisco: