Back when you could hit GG Park GC on a sunny weekday afternoon, pay about $7, it was a great value. Sure it's a small course. It plays quick. You never really get a chance to haul off and whack the ball. There are slow-playing amateurs everywhere.
These things are okay if the price is cheap. Unfortunately, the current price of $18 on a WEEKDAY is absolutely ludicrous. I have lived in this city for 10 years, but the resident card requirements are ridiculous when you're a renter. It should be enough that my drivers license has an SF adress on it.
This price is just crazy based on what you get for the money. All the annoyances really get to you when you are paying top dollar.
Save the headache, and go play a beautiful 18 at Lincoln Park for just a few dollars more.
Pros: close to the city, decent views, good for beginners
Cons: too expensive, short yardage, lots of kids