Pasatiempo Golf Club

Santa Cruz, California | 18 holes | Par: 70 | 6500 yards

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.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Middle/White 72 6125 70.8 136
Forward/Green 72 5685 68.9 130
Championship/Gold 70 6500 72.4 143
Forward/Green (W) 72 5685 74 135


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Alister MacKenzie, Tom Doak
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 1929
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes


20 Clubhouse Rd
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Santa Cruz County
P: (831) 459-9155
F: (831) 426-0739

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