Beginner clinics are offered through the City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department. The series consists of four one-hour lessons. The clinics are run in accordance to the PGA of America’s Play Golf America program. The lessons cover all phases of the game and are designed for either the complete beginner or the recreational player looking for a review of the basics. Short game principles, including chipping, pitching, sand play, and putting are covered. Golf etiquette and rules of the game, along with how to manage your game on the golf course are additional topics that are reviewed.