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Sharp Park Golf Course Subject of Lawsuit

Sharp Park Golf Course, Pacifica, CA

Sharp Park Golf Course, Photo Courtesy of Joann Dost

The 80-year-old, Alister MacKenzie-designed Sharp Park Golf Course, owned by the City of San Francisco, but located in its southern beach-side suburb of Pacifica, CA, is the subject of a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act, filed March 2, 2011 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by environmentalist groups led by Center for Biological Diversity. The lawsuit seeks to halt golf operations at the course, on allegations that golf is harmful to the federally-protected California red-legged frog and San Francisco garter snake. The suit jeopardizes a plan adopted in December, 2009 by the San Francisco Rec & Park Department to enhance habitat for frogs and snakes at the property, while modifying the golf course the protect the creatures. For more information, visit San Francisco Public Golf Alliance or contact info@sfpublicgolf.com.