555 CA-17, Santa Cruz, California 95060, US
(831) 423-5000
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About Inn at Pasatiempo

The 54-room Inn at Pasatiempo sits just outside the gatehouse of the Pasatiempo Golf Club, the famous Dr. Alister MacKenzie design, and four miles from the boardwalk and beaches of Santa Cruz. A heated pool is onsite. The Back Nine Grill and Bar also delivers room service. Packages for ziplining, golf and whale watching are available.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Services

Room ServiceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

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4.7
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent!!

I just love this course. I didn’t play well this time out, but it’s conditions are pristine and The design is FANTASTIC! I wish it wasn’t so expensive but it is definitely worth the green fee on the rare occasions I’m in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in amazing condition

Pasatiempo is always in good condition but right now they have it in amazing condition. Great round on a great course. Worth the drive no matter where your coming from.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic Design

Fantastic golf course. Read Dr. Alister MacKenzie's guide to course design in the club house. I wish all golf course architects would try to adhere to those rules.

Plays much longer then the yardage. Perfect weather when we played and it seemed as if the course was 7K.

Everyone should experience this course at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

One of the best courses in the WORLD

Pasatiempo deserves ALL the praise it gets - it's fun for all levels of golfers, gorgeous and challenging and so creative. The back nine might just be the best back nine in golf, at least at a course that allows for (some) public play. In particular, holes 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18 are all holes that you'll be thinking about for days if not weeks afterwards.

It's a very walkable course but there IS some holes with a lot of elevation so carts are available. It's consistently ranked in the top-20 public course in the country, and I feel like this is probably rating it too low. There's not a bad hole on the course (even the BRUTALLY long par-3 3rd hole is fairly incredible even as it chews you up and spits you out) and the vibe at the course is perfect.

I can't recommend it enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course in great condition - 4:45h round though

Course and overall facility are in great condition. Greens are fast and very challenging - but not unfair. Rough down at 1-2“ and well playable. Bunkers with no rakes but even in the late afternoon were in good condition.
Very nice weather these days with winds not more than half a club.
Pace of play could have been better. They had marshals on the course but it was a busy day and on a tough course that‘s what you get: 4:45hr for the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bucket List Course

It's perfect in every way. What a fantastic experience. If you can't play with someone who knows the course, get a caddie. Having someone who knows the pitfalls helps tremendously. The course is tough, but fair.

Enjoy the day at Pasatiempo. Having played it once, its already my favorite course anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth Playing Once In Your Life

First time playing an Alastair Mackenzie design course and there were certainly Augusta National looks to the holes. Except for the long native grass around a lot of the tee boxes and greens which the member in my foursome noted was un-MacKenzie like. Greens' slow speed caught me off guard but the same member pointed out it's poa annua which gets hairy in the afternoon, but the ball still rolled true.
Not a whole lot of sweeping views except the 1st and 12th tee boxes. But individual hole designs are very interesting with lots of contouring and thoughtful design

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Amazing course with Extremely Slow Greens

We love Pasatiempo, but when we played yesterday, the greens were extremely slow. Even our downhill putt didn't roll. The practice green was awesome, but it's totally different than the actual 18 holes greens.

The fairways and rough were in great shape.

Drinking water is available in 3 out of 4 places, 1 location by tee box #14 is not working. And all drinking water is not cold, it would have been nice if we had cold water in a warm day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 507
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Every day is special at Pasatiempo

This was my fourth time playing Pasatiempo, so I had a game plan going in. I knew what clubs to hit and how to play certain holes. It paid off with a solid score on a course that is sneaky difficult. There are so many challenging par 4s - 1-7-10-11-16 - that it's hard to beat your handicap. The par 5s are beatable, but the par 3s take back whatever strokes you may have gained. They're mean (in a good way).
It's one of the rare courses that I could see myself playing every day the rest of my life. It's walkable, interesting, confounding, historic. A winning combination, for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Iconic

Pasatiempo is simply a piece of golf history, and a must play!!

MacKenzie built an amazing course that will stand the test of time. Short by today standards, but the greens will give you all you can handle and then some.

Fun course to play, amazing bunkering. I walked the course to get the whole experience, definitely need to be in decent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pasatiempo is a must play, but look out for discounted rates!

Pasatiempo is a challenging course, with undulating fast greens, and great views. Unfortunately, today they had a temporary tee on #1, which was a shame. I played with a nice group of players, as we all enjoyed our time on the course.

As great as the weather was today, and the course was in good shape. I do not feel this course is worth its normal rate of $240. I was fortunate enough to play it at a discount of $155, plus $38 for a cart. I believe it’s worth playing at least once, but with Poppy Hills and other great courses nearby...it’s “regular” price is way too inflated.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

A Classic

Pasatiempo is a classic course that uses terrain to challenge one's golf skills. It plays far longer than the yardage on the card--shorter holes are uphill, downhill holes are into the wind, there was little roll in the fairways, and the rough ate balls. Greens are grainy--speedy in one direction, slow in another--with a lot of slope. Most greens are well-bunkered. Most players should play at least one set of tees forward of what they think they should play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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