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Pasatiempo Golf Club

18 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1802
+1 831-459-9155
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Great course

Tremendous design and layout. The greens are the most challenging I've ever played and the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Scott K
West Plains, Missouri
via mobile
Wow, just wow. Alister MacKinzie at his finest.

OK, get it out of the way first, this is a little bit of a pricey adventure so you must love golf... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Springfield, Missouri
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Spanish for "passing of time," this delightful 18-hole golf course overlooks scenic Monterey Bay providing both beauty and challenge to amateur and pro golfers alike.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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18 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1802
+1 831-459-9155
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Tremendous design and layout. The greens are the most challenging I've ever played and the bunkering is amazing. Any uphill approach, even if your eyes don't believe it, require at least 1 extra club. The staff were all about service and make the experience even...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

OK, get it out of the way first, this is a little bit of a pricey adventure so you must love golf and history to fully appreciate the $250 green fee. That being said, this is a must play if in the San Fran area....More

Thank davidhorsey
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The course was challenging and fun. And I understand it has history. But I paid $312 (deposit $30 + green fee $250 + cart fee $32 = $312) and ,honestly, it was not worth at all. There were several spots of construction through the course...More

1  Thank MrsFairway
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The course is in very nice conditions. It is a tough course and recommended for lower handicaps. I did enjoy it, but this is a course with houses in between and no really nice views. Very expensive ($~250) and i think there are better courses...More

Thank carlossotoh
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

All I ever heard about Pasatiempo was that it was difficult. They weren't kidding but what a wonderful course. Very challenging but in excellent condition. A great test of golf. Played with a very knowledgeable member who knew a lot of history and could help...More

1  Thank R0bbin
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My two sons, a friend, and I played here today and thoroughly enjoyed our round. The course is beautiful, the holes are interesting, and the greens are very tough to putt. We played a 2-man scramble format that made the day much more enjoyable than...More

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The course architect was Alistair McKenzie who designed Augusta National and many other top notch courses. The greens are very undulated and reminiscent of Augusta. It's particularly difficult golfing the first time. If you don't know where to place your approach shots you're left with...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Perhaps we got lucky with the time of year, but this was the most immaculate golf course I've ever played; you felt guilty taking a divot from the pristine fairways or making a pitch mark on the perfect greens (which I wish I'd done more!)....More

1  Thank WillBrooks70
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Pasatiempo is a wonderful track that should leave any golfer happy and impressed. Played recently and was in top shape, although the greens were extremely fast and challanging. Also, bunkers everywhere! Enjoyed back 9 more as there are some truly memorable holes (10, 11, 16,...More

Thank Bucky6478
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

If you are golf aficionado, Pasitempo is course you must play. It's expensive for a non member $240 w/out cart but playing and seeing the design and challenges are truly enjoyable. The greens are well protected with deep bunkers. Forget about your score as mid...More

Thank Robert F
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Courses are really charging a lot these days in this area. Yes, Pasatiempo is $200 or more, and yes, it is worth it. It is historic and has some amazing attributes, and the greens are the closest thing you will ever see to... More