Posted in Blogging Marin on Thursday, July 9, 2015 by MCVB Staff
By Maryann Tobin
Playing golf is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, especially on the exceptional golf courses in Marin County, where friends, fresh air and sunshine team up perfectly on the greens. Tee up year-round thanks to Marin’s great weather and clean air.
Just a 25-minute drive from the heart of San Francisco, Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael has something for everyone, from experienced golfers to novices. In addition to an all-grass driving range and classes from seasoned pros, this updated, friendly, full-service venue in the southern corner of Marin County has been hosting tournaments for more than 50 years. It has also served as a favorite golfing spot for legendary celebrities, such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Kirk Douglas.
The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap Golf Club is a great place to hold corporate and social events, as well as weddings. For more casual dining and events, the Range Cafe Bar and Grill offers meals throughout the day, with weekday happy hours from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
San Geronimo Golf Course offers you an opportunity to enjoy the fun and challenges of golfing amid the lush backdrop of a 150-acre course. This park-like setting will impress you with its unique Marin County flare. Here, the manicured greens are nestled between Northern California's rolling hills blanketed by evergreen forests. Ponds, creeks and other unique terrain set this course apart for a truly memorable experience you'll want to return to time and again.
Lessons, tournaments and the Club at San Geronimo Golf Course round out this Marin County golfing treat. Breakfast and lunch are served at the San Geronimo Restaurant & Bar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who prefer something different can take advantage of the Snack Cart on Course, which is available seasonally.
For weddings and other special events, San Geronimo offers everything from indoor and outdoor dining to a dance floor, and mountain views with no limits on Marin County's abundant natural beauty.
San Rafael’s McInnis Park Golf Course is a family-friendly spot that includes batting cages and miniature golf, in addition to its two tier driving range, teaching facilities and relaxing nine-hole course. What further sets this course apart is the surrounding Marin Park Wildlife area with views of Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay.
Open seven days a week, the McInnis Park Club Restaurant offers great food in a casually elegant setting.
Mill Valley Golf Course is set on 42 rolling acres along the foothills of Mount Tamalpais. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this nine-hole venue, hidden among the towering Redwoods of Marin County. This affordable municipal course is also home to a top-notch pro shop, tournaments and a women’s golf club.
Stafford Lake Disc Golf Course in Novato offers a different take on the sport for pros and amateurs alike. Instead of hitting a golf ball into a hole in the ground, disc golf players take aim with discs at above ground targets. Here, they navigate past 18 disc catchers strategically located throughout a rugged course.
No matter which golfing experience you choose, tee time in Marin County offers distinct opportunities you'll find nowhere else.
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