Golf has a democratic way about it in the Bay Area, combining inclusive access, relaxed attitudes and locals sporting denim on the course at any opportunity. The sense of discovery when you're in San Francisco is powerful, perhaps a lasting mark of the 19th Century California Gold Rush and the seemingly similar technology hotbed the surrounding region represents today. Legends of the game and celebrated courses ooze from the pores of this global city with a rich golf heritage. Ken Venturi, Sandy Tatum, Harvie Ward and Johnny Miller, to name a few. Olympic, Harding, Presidio, Lincoln or Sharp are well known courses on a first name basis throughout the world. The Bay Area is typified by a collection of unique micro climates, meaning you're best to pack four seasons of golf wear to be ready for the varying elements mother nature will throw at you. It's not out of the realm of possibilities to hit a 140-yard six iron on a fog drenched city course and then drive 10 miles down the road to another course that welcomes you with glorious sunshine and warm conditions where 300 yard tee shots are plentiful. It's just part and parcel with the brand of golf San Francisco presents you that will unlikely be experienced anywhere else.