San Francisco Olympic Club - impossible?

  • hunkhunting

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    Jan 30, 2016 4:36 AM GMT
    Hi all,

    I hope this is the right place to talk about gyms. (Moderators, please move if not.)

    So I've been reading the Olympic Club is pretty much impossible to get into cos it's a multi-year waiting list. Is this true? Anyone have experience with it?

    Cheers
    Chris
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    Jan 30, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
    hunkhunting saidHi all,

    So I've been reading the Olympic Club is pretty much impossible to get into cos it's a multi-year waiting list. Is this true? Anyone have experience with it?


    You might try telephoning the club.

    I'm not a golfer, and don't have $millions in the bank, so I have no personal experience.

    But FYI, it is principally a golf club with several courses. Getting in is probably more an issue of one's social background and connections than the existence of a long waiting list. I remember a local newspaper article a few years back, saying that it was the most difficult club in the SF area to get into. The club rejected an application by Scott McNealy, then CEO of Sun Microsystems, who was said to be an excellent golfer. At the time the membership included no Jews and no minorities (They must have admitted a few of the latter, or they would not be able to have PGA golf tournaments today.)
  • hunkhunting

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    Jan 31, 2016 11:40 PM GMT
    Ah, they sound like jerks then. Thanks HikerSkier
  • tj85016

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    Feb 01, 2016 12:05 AM GMT
    my uncle Jack (now deceased) used to play Olympic as a guest when he traveled to SF, he was one of those AIG robbers

    good luck getting in, it's probably easier too get into Augusta National, unless you can get a member to get you in, you're out