Brad Klein says better days are ahead for Alister MacKenzie's Sharp Park, a much-needed municipal course in a grand setting that is now essentially the target of one environmentalist.
Multiple court decisions have gone against that figure, setting the stage for property and golf improvements to take place that will not only make Sharp Park critter-friendly but also golfer-friendly.
Klein provides this update on the design component:
Richard Harris, who with fellow attorney Bo Links is co-founder of the S.F. Public Golf Alliance, reports that architecturally detailed restoration plans “are now being developed by Tom Doak, in collaboration with Jay Blasi.” Preliminary construction estimates for the work, involving greens, tees and bunkers, are in the $8 million range, plus soft costs for permitting, and likely would take 3-4 years to complete. Work on the project is being funded through a partnership of the S.F. Public Golf Alliance and the privately funded Alister MacKenzie Foundation.