DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge

3.7611000000 3.8 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6110 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 401 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz, California 95065
  • (831) 423-7214, (831) 423-7212
  • (831) 458-1309
  • www.delaveagagolf.com
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Year built: 1970
Architect(s): Bert Stamps
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6110 yards 70.0 136
White 70 5704 yards 68.4 132
White (W) 72 5704 yards 73.0 131
Red (W) 70 5099 yards 70.2 132

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

153 out of 177 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Nice course"


u3044124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, hole #1 & #10 were awesome! Greens were in good shape. Overall a challenging course and a great golf day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rainy round"


tehfengfang's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was playing all by myself. Greens are very well maintained, Fairway could be challenging on a few holes. I will most definitely come back and play some more


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Old layout in extreme disaray"


jscholtz1972's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In looking for a place to play, I choose a course that I had not played in a while and wanted to revisit. In checking on GolfNow, there were no alerts for this course and I booked it. The course was in horrible shape. The fairways had been punched and the rough had not been cut in a long time. The greens were in reasonable shape, but bumpy. I had heard that this course picked up a questionable greenskeeper-- guess its not a question anymore


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Zachster316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



boogparker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play a lot of golf and this is one of my favorites


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


Don2389945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun day. Spring conditions where the ball tends to hide in rough along the fairways and around the greens so you better make good shots or you'll be spending a lot of time looking for your ball.since the restraunt and bar are closed there's not much to say.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jofihill's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First Time at DeLaveaga"


u000004946546's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First Time playing this course and loved it, little challenging but if it was easy it would be boring. I was put with 3 very friendly members. thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor Management!!!!"


Calvinhuynh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a small business owner and plays very weekend. We played a round yesterday for 4 1/2hours. We got a group and marshall yell at us for show play with cart path only!!! I wouldn't recommend anyone bother drive over the hill for poor management. Never come back again!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u2932552's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too wet to play"


ryanpmoore24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is still way too wet to play. You may have to wait at least two weeks with no rain to get in a quality round here. I lost so many balls, not from bad shots, but from plugged shots in the fairway. Also, there are little white dandelions all over the course which makes it difficult to find balls.

If you do go out, it's currently cart path only. Beware of hole number 7 as there appears to be a cart path that turns left towards the middle of the fairway only to dead in about 100 yards in. I took that path only to have the marshal tell me later to be sure to stay on the cart path. "I thought I was." All in all, the course could be decent when it's not wet and when mowed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Delavega"


Douglas8334599's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course.

Beautiful Very challenging. But way to much recent rain. Just bad timing. Great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Wet and muddy"


nikohaghnazari's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After several days of rain obviously I knew there would be some areas that would be fairly wet. However, pretty much the entire course was mud. Terrible drainage on this course. Perfect shots in the fairway were getting plugged deep and couldn't find them.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"winter golf is difficult!"


timjudy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape in spite of the rain, but winter golf is hard! Pace of play was slow and the clubhouse staff must have been new. Got dropped from starting list! Started 1/2 hr late.

Round took almost 5 hrs...couldn't finish.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome Par 3's!!!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had an opportunity to play this course on a wet rainy weekday. Very few bothered to go out. But I braved the weather and was rewarded by really nice par 3 holes on this course. It was cart path only for obvious reasons. But since no one was out I finished in 2 1/2 hrs. Plenty of parking, a driving range nearby. A couple of implausible holes like 10th. Great finishing hole 18th. Too soaked and muddy to try the restaurant maybe next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"15.00 great"


irmsprink's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

15.00 great value even with the slow play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


Myhomemoney's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a no hassle experience confirming and processing my order. I liked that the golf course confirmed my order by email so there was no questions about the terms. Great experience


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course was good for the money"


avaspapa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was paired up with a great couple and had a good day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great walk and good greens"


positeri's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Dela has been 1 of my favorites. I would join the membership if they had a better rate for county residents who support from property tax to local taxes as well as local goods and services patronize. Even with the county card i find other courses to be more competitive. You would think the city would give a better break as they may lise some in revenue but make it many more times in the volume. Its sad i cant play there more often due to this! Otherwise good course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good condition and greens were great"


mikesd3202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a nice round good pace and friendly staff, only complant was snack shack was closes on a Sunday, not good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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