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#1 scottishpedro

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 02:37 PM

Hi all

Iím heading with some friends to California at the start of November. Iíve travelled to the states a fair bit in recent years for golf but this trip is shaping up to be pretty amazing.

Itinerary is:

Fly to San francisco Saturday 3rd Nov, drive down to Santa Cruz.
Golf at Pasatiempo on Sunday, stay in Santa Cruz again
Drive down and play Pebble Beach on Monday
Cypress Point on Tuesday, drive to San Fran
Playing San Francisco GC, Olympic Club and Cal Club the next 3 days then head home.

Questions:

What sort of clothing should I take, itíll mainly be trousers and jumper weather? Worth bringing the waterproofs and umbrella incase?

We have an 8 seater minivan booked, is it easy enough to park in San Fran for a few days, I know it wonít be cheap but just thinking logistically?

Thanks in advance

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

I don't know anyone who would say parking in San Fran is "easy" but it is doable.  

Weather will most likely just be trousers and jumper weather.  Playing in the Bay Area and Monterrey you can expect to have some wind and some overcast, cloudy, foggy conditions.  If you can spare room for waterproofs then I don't see the harm in bringing them - but I doubt you'll need them either.

Can I ask how in God's name are you getting onto Cypress and SF Golf Club, both?!  My lord you must be well connected.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the info. We havenít booked our SF hotel yet so maybe whichever one we book could help us/we could find a hotel with some sort of parking arrangement. Failing that I wonder if any car parks can be pre booked.

I can assure you I am not well connected, I just have a good buddy that is!

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:17 PM

 scottishpedro, on 05 October 2018 - 03:06 PM, said:

Thanks for the info. We haven't booked our SF hotel yet so maybe whichever one we book could help us/we could find a hotel with some sort of parking arrangement. Failing that I wonder if any car parks can be pre booked.

I can assure you I am not well connected, I just have a good buddy that is!

The hotel valet's should be able to park the van for you no problem.  It'll probably be 70 dollars per night or something around that price.
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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:48 PM

Bring your rain gear.  It will be very wet as a wet fall/winter is predicted.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:45 PM

Eh, depending on how early in November you are playing it could easily be nice out. I played the Olympic Club the day before Thanksgiving two years ago and it was 70 degrees in the city. It still got cold and foggy in the evening but November weather in the Bay can often be good. I would bring long pants, rain gear, and layers up top. I wouldn't expect to use the rain gear but just in case.
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Posted 05 October 2018 - 11:32 PM

Please,please,please do not leave ANYTHING in your vehicle when parked in San Francisco.

We have a horrible auto burglary problem and a van full of clubs and luggage would be an easy hit for the criminals.

As far as clothing, it wonít get terribly cold, but wet is always a possibility.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

Make sure you wear pants at Cal Club they do not allow shorts.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 01:52 PM

 scottishpedro, on 05 October 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:


What sort of clothing should I take, it'll mainly be trousers and jumper weather? Worth bringing the waterproofs and umbrella incase?

Awesome itinerary.

Bring layers (Under Armour or equivalent under layer and a thermal pullover) in addition to rain gear. Good rain gear is a must when rain might be an option. Nothing ruins a round than being cold and wet. Make sure you have rain gloves and two pairs of shoes.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

Great advice all round thanks, quite used to the cold and wet here in Scotland so it shoudn’t be a shock to the system if weather is bad!


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:18 AM

We typically stay at hotels that include parking. There are hundreds of them in the SF area you can find on travel sites like Hotels.com and TripAdvisor. Ebrasmus is right. If you’re not careful between parking and other mandatory fees your good daily rate quickly become not so good.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

So I ended up booking us an air b n b villa which overlooks Olympic club, it was a great price and has the driveway for the minivan.  It will take some of the stress out of city centre driving/parking and we will just get an Uber to and from town when we want to head in.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:42 PM

 scottishpedro, on 07 October 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

So I ended up booking us an air b n b villa which overlooks Olympic club, it was a great price and has the driveway for the minivan.  It will take some of the stress out of city centre driving/parking and we will just get an Uber to and from town when we want to head in.

Good idea.  Enjoy your trip!
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:51 PM

Iím going to guess that your rental is near Daly Cityís Westlake area. There is a great restaurant right there called Westlake Joes. Nothing overly fancy, but good food, stiff drinks and an old school City vibe.

Iíd still take the clubs out of the van overnight and put them in the garage.

Have a great time. You are playing the best The City has to offer. If you have any other local questions drop me a line.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:50 PM

Thanks again for the advice and offer of help.  I will keep the thread updated about how the trip goes,  4 weeks to get my game in shape!


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