Our thanks to everyone who participated in the Murcar Links course fundraiser. The campaign successfully raised £7,905. You may read more at: ( https://murcarlinks.hubbub.net/ )
The Alister MacKenzie Foundation is currently engaged in the effort to save and restore Sharp Park, a municipal course owned by San Francisco, and located in the seaside suburb of Pacifica, CA. The course was designed by Dr. MacKenzie and opened in 1932, and is unique because it is a seaside public links, and one of the few municipal courses in the world designed by MacKenzie. The course in recent years has been threatened by a handful of environmental groups, who have lobbied for the closure of Sharp Park Golf Course, and in 2011 filed suit in Federal Court against the City of San Francisco in an attempt to close golf operations there. The Court dismissed that lawsuit in December, 2012.
The Foundation’s objectives with this project are twofold. The first is to support the effort to keep Sharp Park Golf Course in existence by resolving the lawsuit and putting the golf course on strengthened political footing. To implement this, Alister MacKenzie Foundation has provided funding to the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, an organization that is on the front lines of the legal and political battles to save Sharp Park.
Second, the Foundation’s objective is to support restoration of as much of Alister MacKenzie’s original design at Sharp Park as possible. The Foundation is working with some of the world’s preeminent golf restoration architects to produce designs for the course to restore what Dr. MacKenzie left us in 1932. Our goal is to see that restoration realized.