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
124 Reviews (124)

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Def. Among the Best courses in the world

This place is unreal. Not a blade of grass out of place. Front 9 is great, but the back nine is simply mind blowing. Phenomenal set of par 3s. Bunkering is the best I’ve ever seen. It’s a tough course, but it is mostly fair to the average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 512
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 53
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pristine as always. Best semi public course in California outside of pebble and maybe spyglass

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time but will be back!

Pasatiempo had been on our list for a while so there was a lot of anticipation. They paired us with a member which turned out to be a huge benefit. A lot of course knowledge was provided which made the round more enjoyable. The greens are really hard to read. I think I 3 putted every one. Just couldn’t figure out. Very challenging course. Great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pasatiempo is a most beautiful pastime.

The staff was as friendly as could be and the members were very friendly and inviting. The first
hole tells you your in for a treat, but the par 3 #3rd hole tells you to bring your golf game. The golf course is a postcard waiting to be made, and the design and layout of the course was everything I expected. The greens are fast, the ruff is ruff, the fairways are tight, and a drive off to the left or right on most holes will cost you. Hole #8 is a gem with its hallway like fairway and #9 let’s you admire the club house up the hill. The back nine is challenging and it all starts with probably the hardest hole on the course; #11 hole can test From the tee to the green. If you hit the driver for good distances you can try for the second fairway over the ravine, but I would suggest to hit it straight up the fairway and lay upon the second shot. The green is we’re this one gets testy because it has a false front and if you miss the top tear you should be prepared to have your ball roll down the hill.

The #13 hole is beautiful and worth the price of admission so take a snap shot as you walk down its fairway. The #16 green is a three tiered green and depending on the pin placement it’s going to be challenging so get you distance right on this hole. The final hole #18 is a pleasant par three that’s ends the round on a great note. Pasatiempo was awesome and I can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very disappointing

For $200+ Pasatiempo is a huge rip off. I should have known just by looking at the junky driving range with limited flight balls, crappy mats, netting and mud everywhere. The most disappointing thing we’re the SLOW and bumpy greens. Probably ran 8 on the stimp meter. Areas outside tee boxes, fairways and greens were unkempt, visually unappealing and no better than a local muni. WE had to ask the ranger on #7 if we could play through a group ahead of us that had fallen at least 2 holes behind - and they had a fore caddy! I’d pay $70 to play Pasatiempo but no more. The fact that they charge $275 for some tee times is the biggest ripoff in the country.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

This was the second time playing this course
Enjoyed playing the course the second time
Very nice layout, par 5’s are manageable
Par 4’s are LONG

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
First Time Playing

As advertised

Played half moon bay day before and this blew it away. Every hole is memorable and the design is epic. Greens conditions were just ok since they were still recovering. Been lucky to play many greatness tracks and this made the top 5!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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