A 100 Year History


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" 


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. For more info visit


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. The depression in the 1930s caused the demise of golfing. Mill Valley held on until 1938 when there were only 38 members. The board decided to request that the city purchase the golf course. A bond proposal was presented to the voters three times before it finally received public approval in 1939. Warner Creek flows through the golf course. The Warner Canyon watershed is named after Dr. Alexander Warner of San Francisco who bought land there in 1887.  The family used it as a summer retreat.


Clubhouse in 1920's

Currently run my the City of Mill Valley the Clubhouse can be rented for events go to


Clubhouse in 1950's



Pro Shop & practice putting green just off the first tee area


Preserving the Past & Focused on the Future

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