Sharp Park Golf Course Designated an Historical Resource
The San Francisco Planning Department has designated the city-owned Sharp Park Golf Course to be an historical resource, and, therefore, subject to review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Sharp Park was opened in 1932 and is one of the few public golf courses in the world, and the only public seaside links, designed by the preeminent golf architect Alister MacKenzie.
The Planning Department's historical evaluation was made public August 31, 2011, as part of an Environmental Impact Statement on a plan by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to renovate the golf course as part of a habitat recovery project for endangered species at the property. The Planning Department's historical evaluation can be found online.
The historical evaluation, together with all aspects of the Recreation and Park Department's Sharp Park Plan, will be the subject of a public hearing October 6, 2011, and the last day for submittal of public comments is October 17. For more information on the Environmental Impact Report and the public comment process, click here.