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Named after U.S. President Warren G. Harding, Harding Park Golf Course opened on July 18, 1925, along the shores of Lake Merced, in San Francisco’s southwest corner. The initial course was designed by Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, who also designed the Lake Course at The Olympic Club.
Harding Park began hosting major amateur tournaments soon after opening, most notably, the USGA National Public Links Championship, and the San Francisco City Championship, the oldest consecutively played competition in the world.
In 1944, the course began hosting PGA Tour tournaments with the Victory Open. Shortly after, the course established itself as one of the top golf courses on the West Coast; where it became a regular stop for PGA Tour events up until the end of the decade, when budgetary cuts caused the course to fall into poor conditions. The course further deteriorated, reaching its lowest point in 1998, when it was used as a parking lot during the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.
Following a $16 million restoration in 2002-2003 and a complete re-design, the course reopened on Aug. 22, 2003. TPC Harding Park has since hosted such events as the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship; the 2009 Presidents Cup; the 2010, 2011 and 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship; the 2015 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play; and the 2020 PGA Championship.
The 2023 Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown will mark the first elite women’s competition to be held at TPC Harding Park.