Marin County is a Golfer's Paradise

Marin County is a Golfer's Paradise

In addition to the fabulous properties, stunning vistas, charming neighborhoods and great schools, Marin County is known for its bucolic rolling hills and temperate year-round climate - ideal for that outdoor living we all cherish. If you're a golf enthusiast lucky enough to call Marin home, you see those rolling hills and think of just one thing. Perhaps we shouldn't let the cat out of the bag and write about it? 

Golfing Near + Far

Marin County boasts several high-quality golf courses that cater to a variety of skill levels and preferences. Here are a few notable ones:

  1. Marin Country Club: Located in Novato, this private club offers an 18-hole course designed by the renowned architect William F. Bell. The course is known for its challenging layout, beautiful scenery, and well-maintained greens. Members also enjoy a range of amenities, including tennis courts, swimming pools, and dining facilities.

  2. Indian Valley Golf Club: has offered some of the best golfing in the San Francisco Bay Area for years. Nestled in the rolling hills of Indian Valley, the course provides a challenge for players of all skill levels. Offers 18 holes Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,205
  3. Peacock Gap Golf Club: Located in San Rafael, Peacock Gap offers a beautifully designed 18-hole course that’s open to the public. The course is known for its well-kept fairways, strategic water hazards, and a friendly atmosphere. The club also offers excellent practice facilities, including a driving range and putting greens.

  4. Mill Valley Golf Course:  by far one of the best golf deals around, this 9-hole par 33 (par 32 for back nine) layout is hidden amongst 42 acres of hills, creeks and mature redwoods. 
  5. Stonetree Golf Club: Part of the BayClub offerings, members can play the stunning 18-hole course, perfect their swing at the brand-new 30-bay driving range, or simply relax with a perfectly crafted drink and good friends on the outdoor terrace. Set on 132 acres of pristine greens, shaded oak groves, and the rolling golden hills of Marin County, StoneTree Golf Club is a truly special place to enjoy time with family or friends.
  6. Silverado Resort: This California landmark is set on 1,200 acres of fairways, offering a blend of century-old heritage and contemporary sport creates a unique experience for all. Go for the golf, stay for the spa and the nearby world-class wineries. Enjoy a reprieve from the everyday. This charming, present-day playground combines luxurious accommodations and meeting facilities. Endless recreational possibilities include two PGA championship golf courses, an award-winning tennis program and full-service spa.

Living in Marin County also means you're just a short drive from San Francisco. This proximity allows residents to enjoy the cultural and entertainment offerings of a major city while residing in a more relaxed, suburban environment. Golfers can easily access additional courses and clubs in the greater Bay Area, further expanding their options.

  1. Presidio Golf Course: part of the Presidio national park, this remains one of the best courses shorter than 65K yards anywhere. However, it plays longer due to the elevation changes and the infamous cold, damp air of San Francisco. A recent bunker renovation improved the look to this, one of the oldest courses west of the Mississippi. 
  2. Corica Park, Alameda: near the Oakland International Airport. Rees Jones teamed up with Greenway Golf - the management team of the 45-hole, city-owned facility - to transform a featureless muni long past its prime into an Australian Sandbelt-themed links. It's playable and interesting, despite little elevation change and almost no water hazards. More than 110 bunkers, many edged with shaggy grass, steer players through the routing. 
  3. Sharp Park Golf Course, Pacifica: Often called “The Poor Man’s Pebble Beach,” the par 72 course is 6,300 yards long and offers fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding headlands and mountains. Designed by the preeminent architect Alister MacKenzie (who also designed Augusta National - home of the Masters Tournament), Cypress Point and many of the world’s most esteemed courses) Sharp Park is one of MacKenzie’s rare public links. 

If you're considering a move and golf is a significant part of your lifestyle, Marin County deserves serious consideration. Its blend of outdoor recreation, luxurious living, and proximity to urban amenities makes it a golfer's paradise. Whether you're a seasoned golfer looking for a challenging course or a casual player seeking a scenic and enjoyable round, Marin County has everything you could want. For assistance in finding your dream home in Marin County, contact Tracy Curtis, a trusted Realtor with a proven track record of helping clients achieve their real estate goals. 

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