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Pasatiempo Golf Club

18 Clubhouse Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-459-9155
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Ranked #15 of 42 Activities in Santa Cruz
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Spanish for "passing of time," this delightful 18-hole golf course overlooks scenic Monterey Bay...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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 

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Woodside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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200 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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.

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 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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Oceanside, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I do NOT recommend this golf course in this condition. Even at the so called discount, they charge $200 on the weekend. Of course they do offer the special price of $64 a twosome for a cart LOL. Regardless, the water rations are a huge problem. I'm not blaming the course for that, we just don't agree with Pasatiempo's policy.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Alister MacKenzie. Augusta National, Cypress Point, Lahinch ... and Pasatiempo What more needs to be said? At the moment the course is very brown due to the severe drought in California. Who cares? The greens and tees are in great shape and the brown fairways provide more roll! MacKenzie's greens are the defense of the golf course and they are... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Pasatiempo Golf Course is a combination of long greens and hill course. It is a fun course to play. With the cool breezes from the ocean it is a nice course to play on a summer day. The golf coruse was designed by Alister MacKenzie. It is a semi private club. They do set aside certain times each day for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Breakfast was continental at best. Carpet was stained throughout. Lumpy bed. NO a/c so that was miserable. Too much $ for 2 star hotel. Good stuff.....water pressure in shower was amazing.

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Played course on August 12014. Drought conditions, of course not the fault of the course. However, very very baked out; no grass in many if the fairways, very hard to strike at ball. Greens were uneven. But still cost $225.00. Have played the course before and much better; for cost and current conditions, take a pass.

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Charlotte, NC
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35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was fortunate enough to play this beautiful golf course and will never forget it. This place just exudes charm and class, with an old golf club feel. It is truly the best course I played this trip and that beats out: Torrey Pines North & South, Pebble Beach, Spyglass & Spanish Bay. The course is rather hilly and was... More 

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