• Type: Semi-Private
  • Address: 18 Clubhouse Rd
  • City: Santa Cruz
  • County: Santa Cruz
  • State: California
  • Zip: 95060
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (831) 459-9155

Let's take a look at Pasatiempo Golf Club. This is a Semi-Private course. If you want to find the course using GPS the longitude is -122.025062 and the latitude is 37.002111.


    Pasatiempo Golf Club Course Review
    Pasatiempo Golf Club Course Review

    Pasatiempo Golf Club Course Review

    The Pasatiempo Golf Club goes back a long time, as it was designed by the famous architect Alister MacKenzie in 1929. Pasatiempo means passing the time in Italian language and playing here will be a delight, as the golf course at Pasatiempo Golf Club can be described as a great classic, built in the golden age of American golf. Also, the Pasatiempo Golf Club is a public facility, providing the average Joe with a unique opportunity to play his favorite game on an Alister MacKenzie designed course, which is rather rare. The golf course is built upon a beautiful piece of real estate (Alister owned a house right here on the property by the way) which features an excellent rolling terrain, which is ideal for golfing, together with small ravines and a large barranca.

    Also, the golf course is basically lined with a variety of species of mature trees, and it offers a splendid view over Monterey Bay. The Pasatiempos bunkering was restored in 2007 under the close supervision of architect Tom Doak, who rebuilt to their original state the masterfully designed bunkers which were MacKenzies signature, thus bringing the golf course back to life. As per metrics, the Pasatiempo features 6439 yards of golf from its longest tees for a 70 par, a course rating of 72.6 and a slope rating of 139. This golf club was arguably Alister MacKenzies favorite, hence the 2007 restoration job was painstaking yet thorough, with an end result nothing less than perfect. Playing on the new/restored Pasatiempo feels exactly the same as the original, as the golf courses core values remained intact. The course plays more like 7400 yards honestly, due to its difficult greens, the changes in elevation and the little-roll fairways. The Pasatiempo golf course is one of the best in the United States and its one of the few old school classics which offer public access all year round, which is a true privilege.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Location Time Zone: PST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Latitude: 37.002111
  • Longitude: -122.025062


  • Advance Tee Time Notice: 7 days
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