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Fried Egg Golf is excited to return to Lake Merced Golf Club for the second time in 2024. Gil Hanse’s renovation in 2022 brought back MacKenzie flair and a year of maturing has yielded supreme conditions. Get away in the doldrums of winter for a few days in San Francisco. The Karl is named after the fog that often lingers around the Lake Merced area. Locals call the fog “Karl“.

Event Details

Date: Monday, March 11

Cost: $925/person

Location: Lake Merced Golf Club – Daly City, California

Event Format

Our event will be a 36-hole two-person team event with each pair playing one round of best ball and one round of alternate shot. Players are welcome to register and come with a partner or sign up as a single and be paired with another golf junkie. Registration includes 36 holes of golf, tee gifts, prizes, breakfast, lunch, and post-golf hors d’oeuvres.

Fried Egg Golf Content on Lake Merced Golf Club

YouTube Video – Restoring MacKenzie at Lake Merced -We documented Gil Hanse and his team’s efforts to restore the course to its Alister MacKenzie-era roots.

YouTube Video – Restoring Lake Merced: Building MacKenzie Bunkers – See how Gil Hanse and team went about restoring the bunkers built by Alister MacKenzie in 1927.Gil and one of his Caveman shapers, Shaymus Maley, discuss the differences between ‘MacKenzie-style’ bunkers and ones they’re more used to building at courses like Merion.

What’s “The Karl” ?

Karl is an affection name that the San Francisco locals gave to the fog that routinely rolls into the city. They even gave him a Twitter account. We’ll make sure he stays away for the event though.