Design, conditioning and a reverence for nature are the hallmarks of truly great golf courses, and TPC Stonebrae’s championship layout is no exception.
Named by Travel + Leisure Golf “One of the Best New Golf Courses for 2007,” TPC San Francisco Bay’s par-72, 7,200-yard layout was designed by world renowned Scottish golf course architect David McLay Kidd to blend harmoniously with its unspoiled surroundings on Walpert Ridge more than 1,500 feet above the East Bay. Designer of such notable courses as Bandon Dunes in Oregon and the Castle Course at St. Andrews, Kidd took full advantage of the topography’s sweeping panoramic vistas, rolling grasslands, wind-twisted oaks and lichen-glazed outcroppings to create a stunning test of golf reminiscent of the grand links-style courses of Scotland.
In a dramatic meeting of land and sea, framed by breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais, the course features colonial bent and fescue grasses, natural edged bunkers and an unpredictable breeze, contributing to both the spectacular beauty and adventure of this unique golf gem. While compelling enough for the world’s best up-and-coming players during the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic, the course features five sets of tees on each hole – helping members of all abilities enjoy the subtle nuances and intricate design features Kidd has become known for.
“The design of Stonebrae is completely dominated by the rolling topography that is out here already and the amazing vistas and views that are almost 360 degrees in every direction, especially across the bay and over to the city itself.” – David McLay Kidd