The green-gabled roof of the Golf Course General Store is a welcoming landmark when you're in the midst of a challenging round at
Presidio Golf Course, or making that uphill trek on the 1.7-mile
Park Trail from 14th Avenue to
Crissy Field. More snack bar than store, it's the place to refill your water bottle (or crack open a beer), grab an energy bar (or hot dog), make use of the clean bathrooms, or take a breather and chat with the cheerful staff.
At the crossroads of holes 5, 11, and 16, this well-loved outpost is a destination in its own right, with or without golf clubs. If it's not already on your radar, it should be – especially Thursday through Sunday in spring, summer, and fall, when the grill is hauled out and loaded up with sausages, burgers, and tri-tip served with all the fixings. On any given weekend, you might find the added bonus of pulled pork and chili on the menu. Grab some chips and a drink, head to one of the picnic tables next to the 16th green, and settle in for the free entertainment provided by one of the oldest and most picturesque courses around.
The Golf Course General Store is located just off Washington Boulevard where it meets Park Boulevard. Hours are from 8 am to dusk. The grill schedule is not set, but it generally operates Thursday through Sunday, from 10:30 am to 4 pm in decent weather.