A 100 Year History

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Original Property Owner Dr. Alexander Warner

Dr. Alexander Warner of San Francisco with and family members at their summer home in Warner Canyon Mill Valley 1893. The creek that runs through  Mill Valley Golf Course is called what other than "Warner Creek" 

History mill valley golf course. Mill Valley, CA

1917 Summer Camp for San Francisco Council

The first summer training camp run by the San Francisco Council was held in the Warner Canyon area of Mill Valley in June of 1917.  Dr. Alexander Warner was the owner of the property and rented it to the Scouts for $210 per year. 

History mill valley golf course. Mill Valley, CA

1919 - Golf Course Founded

Originally a private club. In 1896, a group of Mill Valley business leaders tried but failed to establish one. In 1916, there was another almost successful effort, but WW I intervened. Success finally came in 1919 when the Mill Valley Country Club was established. Hugh and Ida Boyle leased a 100-acre parcel to the club. Eventually the club purchased most of the land. In 1919, it opened for play.  By 1921 membership consisted of 111 male golfing, 68 female golfing, 41 non-golfing, 12 juniors and 3 absent members. 

History mill valley golf course. Mill Valley, CA

Clubhouse in 1920's

Currently run my the City of Mill Valley the Clubhouse can be rented for events go to http://www.millvalleyrecreation.org/rentals/default.htm

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1939

The depression in the 1930s caused the demise of golf across the entire country.  The club held on until 1938 when there were only 38 members. In a peril to survive the board requested that the city purchase & run the golf course.  A bond proposal was presented to the voters three times before it finally received public approval in 1939.  Photo is 2nd Hole

History mill valley golf course. Mill Valley, CA

Clubhouse in 1950's

Junior & caddy program at Mill Valley Golf Course

Junior Golf & Caddy Program

Junior golf has always been a focus at MVGC. Tamalpais High School and Mill Valley Middle School call it home for matches and Junior Clinics are abundant. In the 40's, 50's & 60's there was a strong junior caddy program which we are looking to rebuild shoud there be public interest.  

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Today

Pro Shop & practice putting green just off the first tee area.  Come out and experience a really nice walk in the redwoods for the right price.  $20 in Two hours and the best view of Mt. Tam in all of Marin County make Mill V

History mill valley golf course. Mill Valley, CA

Preserving the Past & Focused on the Future

Come out and experience one of the best 9 hole tracks in the bay Area and consider joining the MVGC  Book a Tee Time HERE