SF Public Golf Courses In The News
March 3: Golfers Respond to Sharp Park Lawsuit, Call it “Not Well Founded” | Pacifica Patch
December 11: Sharp Park faces ecological legal action
October 8th: Harding Park, the prodigal golf course
October 7th: Harding Park’s finances show SF’s struggles
October 4th: Harding Park history–to oblivion and back
September 15th: The case for keeping Sharp Park
September 9th: Opinion: Take a mulligan at Sharp Park
September 3rd: Let golfers play through on Sharp Park course
August 31st: Fight continues over fate of Sharp Park golf course
August 20th: Future of Sharp Park golf course remains uncertain
August 19th: Scientists support restoration of Sharp Park
August 4th: No plan yet for Sharp Park
June 17th: Pros need green for greens
April 29th: Sharp Park might be returned to wetlands
April 28th: Letter: Consider restoring Sharp Park
April 23rd: Debate on Sharp Park Golf Course continues
April 16th: SF Supervisors discuss Sharp Park future
March 26th: Local snake to inherit Sharp Park golf course
March 18th: Change ahead at Sharp Park?
March 17th: Sharp Park golf course on the chopping block?
January 28: Golf under attack in San Francisco
December 22nd: Golf courses make money in San Francisco
December 8: Golf tour putting Rec and Park in the hole
October 30: What I learned from the golf task force
October 28: Isn’t recreation supposed to be relaxing?
September 24: Rare frog, snake at center of golf dispute
September 16: Golf Task Force Meeting September 29th (click here for article and scroll down to middle of page)
August 29: Private management of SF golf courses urged
August 6: Golf courses try to play through drought
February 21: More Americans Giving Up Golf
August 22: Save the golf courses: Improved public recreation cannot come by tearing down one sport to benefit another, by Lee Silverstein, Terese Cronin, and Tom Weathered
July 26: Two Ways to Fix Problems in SF’s Beleaguered Parks: Find more money
The city’s 6 golf courses lose $1.4 million a year, funds that could be saved by having private firms run them
July 16: Improve the Best, Plan For the Rest
RPD General Manager Yomi Agunbiade and Chuck Collins, President and CEO of YMCA of San Francisco, urge the Board of Supervisors to lease a number of public courses to private management companies and also to fund a study to determine the best use of golf land in the future.
June 23: The Old Man and the Tee
A profile of Sandy Tatum, the golf advocate behind the current privatization proposal for the city’s public golf courses.
June 22: The City Needs a Golf Lesson
Chronicle editors urge city officials to thoroughly investigate all options for alternate uses of golf courses before signing over management to private interests.
May 21: letter to the Chronicle editor by NPC Executive Director Isabel Wade, Jill Lounsbury and Sally Stephens.
April 16: letter to the Examiner from NPC Executive Director Isabel Wade discussing the problem with RPD’s recent action to lower golf fees for Pacifica Residents at Sharp Park, while raising fees for San Francisco residents.
On April 26 ,2007, the Board of Supervisors heard several options for managing the city’s public golf courses, in a presentation by the RPD Planning Division. Read two articles below:
• City Golf Course Debate — Supes Face Few Options: San Francisco Chronicle, April 26th
• City Seeks Turnaround of Troubled Golf Courses: San Francisco Examiner, April 26th
Read an article from the United States Golf Association website about the downturn in the golf industry.