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4.4
68 Reviews (68)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
84.1%
Recommend this course
60 out of 68 reviews
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
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4.3
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.6%
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11 out of 14 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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4.4
68 Reviews (68)

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
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Review from a Caddy Perspective

I caddied for a buddy in US Open so I just wanted to a throw a review out there from a different perspective.

- Legendary, awesome, beautiful, stunning, relentless, pure, must-play, underrated.

That's it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst Conditions on the best layout

I played the course on 4/28/19 and it was the worst conditions I have ever played on.

That said, the course was one of my all time favorite layouts ever.

I will play here again once it heals from getting punched (and not before) as I think it would be a true test of your golf skills.

However as it stands regardless of the reduced cost for greens fees due to the recently punched greens and fairways the value represented is next to nil as the course is basically unplayable. Even all of the beautiful green contours... the ball just doesn’t break when the greens are running at 6-7 on a stimp meter.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wait for the greens & fairways to heal

Flat out, this is one of the prettiest courses you will ever find. It’s a true test of every club in your bag, and from downhill, uphill and side hill lies at some point in your round as the fairways don’t have a lot of flat spots.

That said, I played it right after they punched the greens and fairways and so while they usually have the greens rolling at 12-15... they were at a 6-7 today... so all of the amazing Mackenzie green contours... nope the ball just landed and stopped. Even putts that would probably be 90degree putts at 12-13 were maybe 25-30degree putts.

Stated simply, the way it played was not what Mackenzie intended at all. I’ll be back to the west coast just to test my game on this course every so often as this course in working order would be a true test of anyone’s game.

Worth noting: the back 9 is probably the best 9 hole stretch of golf outside of pine valley.

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

Great Day of Golf

Pasatiempo lived up to its hype. The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was in fabulous shape. The greens were incredibly fast and difficult. It's a must-play

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

Great experience

Staff was friendly and helpful, layout is great and the course, greens and tee boxes were in excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

An Alister MacKenzie Gem You Can and Should Play

I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play Mackenzie's masterpiece Crystal Downs here in northern Michigan a few times every summer. I have also played his design at the University of Michigan several times. It's safe to say that I am a huge fan of his work. So a tee time at Pasatiempo was a must during our trip to the area to watch the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Articles I read beforehand referred to the back nine as one of the best nine hole stretches of golf holes in the world. As I walked down the fourth fairway, I thought to myself, how can it get any better than this?

The recent renovations done by Tom Doak, from what I understand, really brought back a lot of the original feel of the course. I must say, the bunkering certainly looks like classic MacKenzie...the rounded shapes are beautiful to look at and enjoyed most when your ball avoids them.

My wife and I walked the course; I carried and she pushed a cart. The elevation changes are significant and she grew tired soon after we made the turn. She doesn't have the chance to play much golf and accordingly, found the course to be challenging, which added to her fatigue.

As an avid walker, I too was well aware of the fact that we had walked after the round, but it is the best way to enjoy this beautiful course. The greens putted well with speeds that were probably close to what the design intended. After all, there are plenty of greens that demonstrate MacKenzie's love for undulation.

Course conditions, speed of play, and overall courtesy of the staff were all wonderful. It's a course that is worth the price and if I ever return to the area, I will certainly play here again. With any luck at all, it will be following a round at his Cypress Point masterpiece.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
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
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