San Francisco – The Golden Gate Park Golf Course has re-opened after a July 2 fire destroyed its clubhouse, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
The clubhouse, built in 1951, was fully removed by July 11 and a temporary unit is now in its place. Food service is limited, but all other operations have resumed.
“The Golden Gate Park Golf Course means so much to so many,” said Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco Recreation and Park’s general manager. “Countless San Franciscans have fallen in love with the game there, and we wanted to make sure golfers of all abilities could get back to honing their skills.”
The San Francisco Fire Department is investigating the cause of the two-alarm blaze, which was reported at 2:47 a.m. at the nine-hole course, which sits on the west end of Golden Gate Park near the ocean.
The course and clubhouse are San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department property, which are leased by The Golden Gate Park Golf Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization that nurtures local youth life skills development through golf. While engaging the community at large by focusing on providing a friendly environment with a variety of products and services highlighting a stunning natural background.
“The staff of Golden Gate Park Golf Course would like to thank all of our faithful customers and the local community,” said Justin Moore, general manager of the course. “We have received hundreds of emails and phone calls showing support after the fire. It truly means a great deal to the golf course staff. The support and kind words have given us the motivation to resume normal operations.”