DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge

3.6722117647 3.7 stars from 5 (197)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6110 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 197 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

164 out of 194 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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"Great Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an old style course, that can be demanding from the blue tees. My wife played from the red and had a great experience. She's about a 30 index. My sons are scratch from the blues, shot high seventies.

Greens are awesome. This is a bucket list course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"bring plenty of snacks, it will be a long day"


edwardh's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Teed off at 8:37 and played 5 holes in one hour, that was great, then the wheels came off, took four and a half hours more to play the last 13 holes. No one was making the three groups that were two plus at the turn and four holes when they finished behind the group in front of them or pick up their pace, very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice"


jjesrn007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very nice relatively difficult course. It offers a very good selection of tight pinpoint Fairways and grip-it-and-rip-it. The greens were not in keeping with the overall course presentation and the amenities were down because the clubhouse was being redone I think overall for the value even go higher than a five-star


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



christophe3487579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So sloooow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started way behind time and it got worse. Foursome ahead were hitting two sometimes three times from tee. No marshall in sight. The greens impossible to read as two kinds of grass made the clumpy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great day"


40ftPutt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather and great company!

DeLaveaga is a relative short course with tree line and course contour for defense. 5x par 3s and 3x par 5s for 70.

It has appearance of tight fairways with its tree lines; however, it is much more forgiving than its appearance. 250 yards seems to clear much of the trouble off the tee. Poa annua greens were on the slow side and rolled true enough.

I am starting to enjoy playing shorter courses. Especially, one of kind courses like DeLaveaga.

Perhaps, it was playing with my son. Or, the perfect 70 degree weather.

I would play DeLaveaga again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Used to be a good course."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were fair at best. Layout is fun but very narrow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Wait to hit Every shot"


MatthewnA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a Friday afternoon and we were a 2 some in the middle of a sea of foursomes, and why they didn't pair us with another twosome is beyond me.

Still if we were a 4, we would still be waiting, as the backups had as many as 3 groups on one tee.

So if you are looking to squeeze in a quick round this is NOT the place. That being said, it is a fun layout, with tricky greens that roll nicely. The staff in the pro shop are friendly. Their restaurant is being remodeled so no lunch for us. I would love it if they would work on picking up the pace of play, hire a Marshall might help and making sure they don't overbook would be good too.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Billyd11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Overpriced"


u000004641277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quality and experience doesnt match the cost. Not super expensive, but not a great course either. There aren't many in the Santa Cruz area tho, so not a lot of options


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice and well maintained track"


aliikane10's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

De Laveaga is a tricky course. Nice looking course with lots of trees. Very tight but short. You really have to place your shots. Most par 4s and par 5s don't need a driver. Best to play conservative off the tee.

Course is well maintained. Greens are in good shape.

Facilities are not bad with a range, chipping, and putting green.

One of the things that is weird is the frisbee golf right on the course. Kinda slows things down but not horribly. I had a 5-some playing frisbee golf and a group trying to get a frisbee out of a tree. I think it was only a 4 hour round because it is such a shorter course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good test of your game"


billtg's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Narrow fairways, greens a little uneven. A good test of your game. It seemed like the pace was a little slow but I finished in about 4 hours, so it wasn't really a problem


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u003405441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens roll excellent with challenging fairway placement


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very poor conditions"


coinss's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

First time played this year. The condition of the course is very poor, fairways are a cow pasture. The drought may have caused this poor condition but with all the rain, one would think the course would have been in much better condition. The pace of play was the worst, 3 hours to play the front nine, but the back nine improved to 2.5 hours. No marshal to help improve pace. I would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great deal."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal on GolfNow. Took only 4+ hours to play. I hope they the upstairs open soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Value for the dollar"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dela is and always will be a challenging course. I resides on the top of the Sana Cruz foothills and offers breathtaking views of the area. Couple things to note: the sand traps need a lot of help and they lost a lot of trees all due to a glorious winter. Gophers are a problem due to Parks & Recreation will not let mgt. exterminate them. The tee boxes and greens are in great shape as long as the fungus is managed. Can't wait for the Clubhouse to get finished.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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



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