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Hole #1

A challenging uphill dog leg left par 4 to start the round.

Hole #3

A par 4 slight dog leg right with a right to left slope.


Hole #8

A beautiful Par 4 with water down the right.

Hole #14

One of the toughest holes on at Marin Country Club.


Hole #16

A picturesque Par 3 over water.

Hole #18

A Par 5 to finish your round.


Our Golf Course Holes

Since our country club opened its doors for the first time back in the 1950s, our property has been known as the home of some of the best golf course holes in the North Bay. If you haven’t played on our course yet, you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you visit our country club.

Top Golf Course Holes in Marin County

While we can make a strong case that every hole on our challenging course should be included in a list of the top golf course holes in Marin County, we selected a few that will pique the interest of both avid and leisure players. Keep reading to learn about some of the best golf course holes you’ll find anywhere in Marin County and enjoy the videos of each featured hole!

Hole #1

When you play golf at Marin Country Club, your experience will begin with a challenging uphill dog leg left par 4 to start the round. Stepping up to the tee, you’ll notice that the fairway slopes right to left and that it’s critical for your first shot to land on the right side of the fairway — you’ll be in trouble if your ball lands in the trees on the left.

Ideally, your second shot will land on an elevated green that’s protected by a front bunker on the left-hand side. The green runs fast from back to front, so leaving your shot under the hole is the key to making the two putt successfully.

 

Hole #3

A par 4 slight dog leg right with a right to left slope, hole #3 is difficult to master just like the first hole. On the left side of the lush fairway, you’ll see a bunker you’ll want to avoid at all costs. Landing your first shot at the top of the hill is vital. If you don’t land there, you’ll have to contend with a blind shot to the green. A strategically placed bunker protects the green on the left-hand side, making a blind shot even trickier.
 

Hole #8

This hole is a beautiful Par 4 with water down the right and two bunkers bordering the left side of the fairway. Your second shot should be to an elevated green protected by bunkers on the front and right sides. This green slopes left to right, which will make things exceptionally difficult if your shot lands on the left-hand side of the hole. Sticking your shot in the middle of the green will give you a chance for a birdie.
 

Hole #14

Hole #14 is hands-down one of the toughest holes on at Marin Country Club. Playing this hole begins with a carry over water. The water lines the right side, while two bunkers protect the left side of the fairway. The location of these bunkers and the wind blowing in your direction combine to greatly increase the challenge of this hole. Three bunkers protect the hole’s two-tiered green, adding to the difficulty of making par. The key to making par is to land your shot on the same tier as the hole.
 

Hole #16

A picturesque Par 3 over water, hole #16 presents its own unique set of challenges. While hole #16 is one of the most beautiful golf course holes near San Francisco, it’s also one of the trickiest. From the white and blue tees, 80 percent of the hole is carry over water. Playing to the center of the green is normally your best bet because the creek on the right and the bunker on the left make just about any other play too risky.
 

Hole #18

Hole #18 is a Par 5 to finish your round. The longest hole on our breathtaking golf course, hole #18 is the perfect way to wrap up a round of play. However, be sure to avoid the temptation of long shots that must land on narrow strips between traps that include trees and water. Then you’ll have a better chance of ending your day with a satisfying birdie on this last hole.