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Address: 18 Clubhouse Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831-459-9155
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Spanish for "passing of time," this delightful 18-hole golf...

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.

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Nice course

Played on June 3. Pretty course- not long from white tees. Pretty good shape. Sad to see all the homes around the course with dry lawns or no lawns. Cost 225 approx- plus 64$ for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Douglas C
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Somerset, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Being from Massachusetts I do not often get the opportunity to play in California so when a friend "won" an auction to play Pebble and Spyglass and I was invited to come along I leapt at the opportunity. We decided to extend our stay and eventually played (with the help of some connections) The Olympic Club, Pasatiempo, Pebble Beach, Spyglass... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Four of us went on a golfing trip to Monterey. This was our last stop. This is a very tough course. the course conditions were excellent. Greens were very well maintained and the bunkers were excellent. Having never played a golf course by Alistair McKenzie, this was a new style to our group. Extremely tough greens to the point of... More 

Thank AmanSodhi2000
Hamden, Connecticut
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131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Pasatiempo 20 Clubhouse Rd. Santa Cruz, CA California is blessed with some of the finest golf courses in the world. I finally got the opportunity to play one of the best designed by the legendary Dr. Alister MacKenzie. This truly is a magnificent course. Fortunately I had the additional benefit of playing the round with two members who were gracious... More 

Thank Realtor44
North Salt Lake, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

For years I have enjoyed watching the Masters and admired a beautiful layout of a course. I'm sure every golfer is familiar with Augusta National. What I was not familiar with was a course named Pasatiempo Golf Club. When I read that Alister MacKenzie considered Pasatiempo his favorite layout, I was intrigued. Playing this course was quite an experience. The... More 

Thank Jeff J
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Played on June 3. Pretty course- not long from white tees. Pretty good shape. Sad to see all the homes around the course with dry lawns or no lawns. Cost 225 approx- plus 64$ for a cart for two. I think it's a very good course but too expensive.

Thank Douglas C
Kaysville, Utah
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301 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The drought has not taken a toll on this course like other reviewers have said (see my pics!). This course was absolutely amazing. It was designed by Alister Makenzie (Augusta and Cypress Point) and he lived and passed away on hole 6. The back nine here is particularly incredible. Easy to see why this course is ranked #3 in all... More 

4 Thank Ryan R
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been reading and hearing about some of the reviews of Pasatiempo online. As a former club champ and someone that plays the course several times a year I have to have a word here. Yes, the drought has had some impact on the golf course.....but it doesn't effect the overall playability of this gem and in some ways makes... More 

2 Thank Mark S
Woodside, California
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite golf courses. That being said, the drought has caused a lot of damage to the course. The tee boxes are watered as are the greens, but the rest of the course is mostly dead grass and dirt. The greens are kept a little too long to prevent them from drying out, thus... More 

Thank LVShowman
London, United Kingdom
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466 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I consider this course ne of the best kept secrets in Northern California. Alister MacKensie lived on the property. The greens are unbelievably fast with very large breaks. It's about a close to Augusta as any of us are going to get.

Thank am08540
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I recently played this course - September 22nd. Due to the drought they have lost a significant amount of their fairway and almost no ruff exists. At this point the course is not worth the $235 to play nor is the $50 incentive to come back worth it. This course is now equivalent to a municipal course in Tucson which... More 

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