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Pasatiempo Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,439 yards | 139 slope

72.6 rating

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Pasatiempo Golf Course

The 18-hole "Pasatiempo" course at the Pasatiempo Golf Course facility in Santa Cruz, California features 6,439 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 72.6 and it has a slope rating of 139. Designed by Alister MacKenzie/(R) Tom Doak, the Pasatiempo golf course opened in 1929. Steve Argo manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Playing Pasatiempo is a memorable experience. Every shot requires a clear-headed strategy to navigate to the next shot ... and so on. The layout is varied and extremely challenging without being "tricked up" or unfair. As with other classic layouts it is a walking course best enjoyed and attacked from ground level. Sure it's a bit hilly, but easily walkable for most golfers (I'm in my 60's and had no problems). The clubhouse is disappointing - nondescript for such an historic venue and the driving range is poorly situated but those are minor complaints easily offset by the outstanding staff, great conditions and overall quality of the golfing experience.

Reviewed March 09, 2010

Pasatiempo, when it is in good shape, is awesome. This is where Alistair McKenzie retired to. It has a coupel funky holes and ends in a PAR 3 but I always enjoy playing here. It's not the best out there but it's worth playing.

Reviewed February 19, 2010

This is a nice course with a mix of some great holes and some tricked up holes requiring blind shots. When I played (7/18/09) the course was not in very good condition especially given the green fees. Also this is a semi-private course and one 'member' that I had an interaction with was an unpleasant snob who jumped in front of my group on the first tee. For the price there are far better courses in the bay area to play. They are charging a significant and unjuustified premium b/c it is an Alister MacKenzie design and in my opion this course is over-hyped.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Phillip C. 9 82 73 11/21/11
2 steve B. 13 86 73 12/23/11
3 Neil C. 8 82 74 07/30/09
4 tony E. 10 84 74 04/08/10
5 james H. N/A 75 75 01/05/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
6 Manny Z. 20 98 76 06/20/21
14 Brendan B. 21 104 81 06/20/20
20 Rob B. 18 101 83 06/18/20

Golf Course Information

About Pasatiempo

Pasatiempo Golf Course

Golf Only facility

14 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Pasatiempo

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Tournaments of Pasatiempo

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Course Staff

Steve Argo, General Manager
Ken Woods, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Justin Mandon, Superintendent