Mark Emmons calls upon a lifelong passion for the game and more than 15 years of experience as a golf instructor during group and semiprivate lessons at San Bruno Golf Center. Over the course of his career, Mark has proffered insight to students at all levels of play. Students can opt for semi-private instruction with Mark for more focused development of technique and consistency. Semiprivate lessons also often employ the use of video analysis, breaking down swings frame-by-frame and providing instant feedback.
By the Numbers: Crystal Springs Golf Course
72 par course
1924—first year in business
6,628—overall yardage from the back (blue) tees
5,530—overall yardage from the front (red) tees
4 sets of tees
72.2—course rating from the back tees
127—course slope from the back tees
32,000—the acreage of the wildlife refuge in which the course sits
27 stations at the driving range
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: One-hour lesson
Pro Tip: Bring a smile and a happy attitude
Q&A with Dennis Mitchell, Owner
What makes your business stand out?
I have been a Golf Teaching Professional since 1997, and have taught PGA, LPGA, scratch handicappers as well as beginners to help them achieve their maximum potential.
What inspired you or the owner (if that’s not you) to start or run this business?
I have taken many lessons from the top instructors in the USA and realized that I have much knowledge to share with others about the game I am so passionate about.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Thank you for making this game so enjoyable, I have struggled with the information from others but you have made my learning process simple and easy to enjoy."
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Watching students from not being able to make consistent contact with the ball and in a few hours being able to hit quality shots that bring a smile to their faces.
By the Numbers: Harding Park Golf Course
27 holes collectively make up two championship golf courses (the original 18-hole Harding Park Course and the 9-hole Fleming Course)
1925 —the year the original course opened
3 golf instructors are available to help perfect drives, putts, and chips
20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse gives players plenty of room to relax after games
2005 —the year that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competed here during the WGC-American Express Championship
72 strokes gets you par on the original course
405 yards stand between players and the flag on Harding Park’s opening hole, the longest of the course
By the Numbers: Lincoln Park Golf Course
1928—the year it was founded
5,149 yards from the back tees
112 acres of Lands End park
37.7842, -122.4984—the latitude and longitude
1 spectacular view of the Bay Bridge and the giant troll that lives beneath it