Pasatiempo Golf Club

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4.5
61
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
78.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 61 reviews
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3.5
4
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
2.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
25.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 4 reviews
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4.4
12
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6500 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.4
This classic golf course is arguably one of the top venues in the country. Pasatiempo was certainly one of designer Alister MacKenzie's favorites. The legendary architect made his home off the par-5 sixth hole and regarded the difficult, uphill 16th as one of the best par 4s ever designed by him or anyone else. To make it even better, the golf club embarked on a two-year restoration project headed up by Tom Doak. The result was nothing less than spectacular as bunkers and greens were to returned original specifications with modern turf and drainage technology. With its great design and elevation changes, Pasatiempo Golf Club plays much longer than its yardage and will test good players. The back nine is particularly strong, perhaps as good as any in the country.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6500 yards 72.4 141
Gold/White Combo 70 6245 yards 71.3 135
White 70 6125 yards 70.8 134
White (W) 72 6125 yards 75.9 142
White/Green Combo 72 5806 yards 69.6 133
Green 72 5685 yards 68.9 130
Green (W) 72 5685 yards 73.4 135
Green/Hollins Combo 70 4772 yards 68.8 120
Hollins (Red) (W) 70 4476 yards 67.2 117
Scorecard for Pasatiempo Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.4/141 457 437 235 378 190 567 348 176 500 3288 440 392 373 531 429 141 387 371 169 3233 6521
Gold/White M: 71.3/135 440 437 195 378 174 516 348 176 500 3164 440 379 373 485 384 141 365 371 143 3081 6245
White M: 70.8/134 W: 75.9/142 440 420 195 358 174 516 335 162 473 3073 440 379 373 485 384 120 365 363 143 3052 6125
Green M: 68.9/130 W: 73.4/135 457 376 175 343 156 486 327 150 420 2890 440 311 373 446 331 96 353 357 88 2795 5685
Red M: 64.6/118 W: 67.2/117 440 298 86 222 65 400 327 150 358 2346 305 265 256 316 331 89 269 217 82 2130 4476
Handicap 4 8 2 16 6 14 10 12 18 5 3 13 15 7 17 1 9 11
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 5 35 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.5
61

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Drinks 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 14
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 12
A Weekend Splurge 11
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Way to expensive for a golf course under renovation

7 temporary tees

Contractor everywhere

$200 !!!

Probably ok when the renovation will be over

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Pasatiempo excels

Pasatiempo offers a supreme challenge to everyone who plays there. The back nine is superb and very difficult. The views are stunning and beautiful everywhere. Currently 4 tee boxes on the front nine are being redone which makes these holes shorter and easier. Lots of hills make walking tough for seniors. For the discounted price I paid using Golfnow this was a great bargain and a wonderful day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course from tee to green. I heard a lot of reviews about the greens being super hard. I didn't find that to be true. Maybe I was just hitting it on the right side of the greens. They are fast but receptive to shots . Staff was friendly. I have been in the Bay Area for 20 years. Finally got out there to play and I will be going back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Very challenging

Pasatiempo is one of those courses that if you get a chance to play, do so. It is wide open on some holes, but very challenging on others. The greens were very tough but fair. The staff was very friendly. Overall, a great experience all around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful golf experience

Can only afford to play once a year or so but this place keeps us coming back even when the fees are almost $300. Course conditions are super and the design is unparalleled.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quality Mackenzie design

Stunning views and an overall amazing layout. Pricey but it's a bucket list worthy experience. Greens were punched a couple weeks ago so greens weren't in optimal condition. Challenging layout that requires careful approach shots. Would love to play here again when it's in prime condition. Members I met at the clubhouse were really nice and welcoming, staff was great as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Clasic Course

Was told by a good friend of mine that this course was a "must play" when he heard that I was going to be out in N. California. It was an excellent experience on a perfect sunny, calm day. Course conditions were near perfect due to some recent rains. If you appreciate old, classic layouts, this is a must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice, but not again

The staff and restaurants are fantastic, the views aren't that bad either and it plays longer than it looks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful day on a very tough course

This is a beautiful course with spectacular views nestled into an area shaded a bit from the wind making it much warmer than the surrounding courses. It is beautifully kept and blends well into the natural geography. First rate all the way. Lots of sand and greens with many contours make it quite a challenge, but if any course around is worth the rather significant greens fees, this is it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Impeccable

Everything about this course is outstanding. The layout is second to none, every hole is a stunner with superb bunkering and incredible greens. The staff was great, the clubhouse is not a work of art but it does the job. The conditioning was incredible even after getting rained on for three straight days. Do yourself a favor and play this course if you have the chance. I'd put it up there with the bandon properties in my book.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Low service for a 200 dollar round

I wasn't told until Check in that the cart was an extra $30.00.

Staff was not friendly.

Greens were disappointingly slow.

Nowhere near a $200.00 course...

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Not for the faint hearted

I am an avid golfer who lived in Santa Cruz 30 years ago and played Pasatimepo before it was renovated. It's a beautiful course, but you may forget that as your well-struck ball rolls off the green into a deep sand trap. The greens are undulating throughout, and it is difficult to ensure that your ball will stay on the green. It was a humbling experience but, in sum, worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A must play course for any golf lover!

I've been wanting to play this course for decades and finally made my dream come true. The course is nestled up in the forested hills above Santa Cruz and the views are amazing. Just like the course itself, what a layout!! I played a Monday and our foursome had no one in front, or behind us. A rare treat! The course was in great shape, especially the greens. They were perfect and trickier as heck. Now I know what the Pro's are putting on every week! The pin placements were tough that day, because there was a junior tournament earlier in the morning. You'll love them though, but its hard to get the ball into the hole due to the fast speed and undulations that are classic Alastair McKenzie. Like bunkers? You're in luck because there are hundreds of them in all shapes, sizes and angles...good luck...bet you go bunker to bunker like we all did! The staff was great and the facilities top notch. Be sure to ask the pro shop guys about Pasatiempo's connection to Augusta...it's a classic!

Can't wait to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

A Course Worth Playing

I am one of those golfers that hates paying more than $40 for a round of golf. That said I did pay $170 for this round, very well spent. I am almost 69 years old and I walked the course checking out everything. The gentlemen I was partnered with had played the course before and he really helped me out. The course is just beautiful, fairways are in just great shape, bunkers have real sand, greens were fast but true and the tee boxes were the best I have ever hit off of. In my ratings for value I put excellent because walking this course you can see that it takes a lot of money to maintain it. As I always put in my reviews you get what you pay for and I got my money's worth today. These courses are really out of my normal expenses but once in a while I do it, I guess you could say one of my bucket lists. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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