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3.7
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
78.3%
Recommend this course
229 out of 273 reviews
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3.8
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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3.4
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.4%
Recommend this course
15 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6110 yards
Slope 136
Rating 70.0

Perched in the hills above Santa Cruz, DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge features plenty of elevation changes as well as tight, tree-lined fairways making this short layout anything but a cinch. The result of the tight layout, however, often translates into long rounds as higher handicappers look for their golf balls in the woods. Designed by Bert Stamps, the golf course opened in 1970. Conditioning is average, but DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge's green fees are a small fraction of its more famous neighbors.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bert Stamps

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 14
Brunch 13
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 35
Forced Carries 26
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Advanced Golfers 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Worth the Drive 18
Near Local Attractions 13

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always FUN

One of the best municipal courses in California!
Always a fun round here.
Greens were rolling great!
It’s January and we are golfing, no complaints!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sloppy and not in tip top shape

Course needs some TLC! Decent layout though short. Greens were a mess. Some due I’m sure to the recent rains (soft) but it seems no one repairs ball marks. Fairways (loose term) were a hodgepodge of different turfs and very wet (again recent rain). Beautiful area and for a GolfNow special it was worth going. Just don’t expect pristine.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course, friendly staff

The course was in good condition, and although I was playing behind two foursomes as a single, the pace was good. The Marshall even offered to move me through the two groups in front of me at about the 8th hole. Very friendly and helpful staff!
The course is pretty tight (high handicap standards) and strategy forces you to layup on many of the par 4s. Overall, a fun and challenging course. It felt like a narrower Seascape, with smaller greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I wish I could have known!

Was not made aware that all putting greens were heavily sanded 2 days prior and sprayed with dark green liquid fertilizer that morning, Took the half the fun and challenge out of the round! Unplayable and messy!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs lots of work

More dirt than grass on fairways if you like hitting of the cart path this place is for you!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

DeLa

Love this layout! Look forward to it’s challenges each an every time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need better Marshals

The course is fun and challenging but they keep putting out twosomes rather than combining them. We played behind Mr and Mrs Haversham. They had two holes open and ate sandwiches and talked on the cellphone. We complained to the marshal who just said “They’re a lot older than you.” Terrible. Move them along. He didn’t.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of then best Municipal courses !

Course is in great condition. The staff is always happy and great customer service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Delaveaga

This course is a hidden gem! Such an excellent and challenging layout. This is not an easy course! Better to be hitting it straight when you show up here.
Condition is very good. Greens are very good.

Only one single complaint- the bar wasn’t open at 1 pm- not wise,

Great Santa Cruz course!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Bad day at DeLaVeaga

Ruff unmoved and wet. Carts not allowed on fairways. I lost 6-8 golf balls on the first 6 holes.
My partners and I decided to give up after 6 holes. I have played this course for over20 years and this is the first time I had to walk away before completing the round. For use older guys, the course was unplable. No raincheck was offered.
The worst outing I've had.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Soaked from lots of rain

The course greens were recently aerated and lots of rain in the last 2 weeks. Many spots on the course caused plugged tee shots especially #16 drive. I had a good round but spent a lot of time searching for balls in the fairway. Give the course 2 weeks without rain to recover from the wet winter.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

DeLaveaga GC condition

Beautiful day and it hasn’t rained for week but the fairways was sloppy, wet, and muddy. Even if you land on the fairways, you risk losing your ball because the fairways was the same length as the rough and so many daisy’s so it’s really hard to find your ball and the bunkers were hard with no sand. Going there and leaving the place around noon was not any better when it comes to traffic so I don’t recommend this place and this was the third time playing this course and I’m not impressed with this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So wet!

This course was so wet and terrible.
Never go there again.
Period....

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very muddy

Horrible conditions to play. Lost my balance on several tees because of wet conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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