DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge

3.7384000000 3.7 stars from 5 (172)
  • 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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 172 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

146 out of 169 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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"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
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


"Delaveaga"


bende95118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course- some narrow fairways- some bunkers good, some were like concrete. some greens were quick and some were not . very enjoyable round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very different layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played it and enjoyed it very much. Some difficult holes, especially par 5s. Landing zones in good shape, as well as tees and green's. Well worth the money.


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


"Terrible pace of play"


Golff1yer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

So I've played this course a few times before writing this review. This has been the slowest pace of play every single time I've been here. I mean abysmally slow. As in you could stick a golf course on a retirement home and let them walk the course in fivesomes and it would still be faster than here. The fairways are also in not so great shape. I get that it's dry but if I hit a fairway smack dab in the middle I shouldn't have to play on dirt. For the same price take an extra drive down and play Laguna seca golf ranch. The course needs to hire marshals and keep the pace of play up. There is no reason to stand on a tee 15 minutes every time. On the bright side the staff is friendly and the greens are in good shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Delaveaga"


thegambozo's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like playing there , it's a hard course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Backed Up Big Time"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Pro Shop warned us when we checked in they were backed up 4 foursomes! Yikes! We forfeited the $ for Golf Now t time and headed up to Boulder Creek Golf Course.

Maybe next time they will be on time!


I recommend this course


"Loved This Course!"


u154184246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I played this course for the first time and we both loved it. It was challenging, but not too difficult. The course is surrounded by a variety of different trees and shrubs. Each hole has it's own uniqueness which makes it a fun and enjoyable course to play. The amenities are great and the food is very good. We are looking forward to playing there again.


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


"Tues afternoon round at DLV"


richard9814648's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great local course with great greens. Only ocean view is on #17 blue tee but an interesting layout. I shot a 85 with a few errant drives. Many holes here require a 200 to 210 yard tee shot due to dog legs. The greens were in fabulous shape. Great deal on Golf now made my day $20. Great course even for top price of $50.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great location really bad greens."


chase4908795's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on Saturday with my son great location great views but it's a shame that the greens are so bad with some fungus that you cannot hit a pot without it bumping all over the place offline. I figured for a hundred bucks it should be in a lot better condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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