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Pasatiempo Golf Club
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Pasatiempo Golf Club

18 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz,California,95060
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Pasatiempo Golf Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Santa Cruz, California.

Pasatiempo Golf Course first opened for play in 1929. The course officially opened on September 8, 1929, with the first group to play consisting of Marion Hollins, Bobby Jones (considered the father of modern golf), Glenna Collett (U.S. Women's Amateur Champion) and Cyril Tolley (British Amateur Champion). Over 2,000 spectators gathered for the grand opening and followed this world-class foursome around the course.

Pasatiempo Golf Course was designed by Alister MacKenzie. Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway.

The course was restored to its original glory over the course of 11 years 1996 - 2007 by Tom Doak. He did the work over a period of years in order to keep the course in play throughout.

#18 is a 169-yard par-3. It isn’t all that tough if you can fly the barranca and avoid the four greenside bunkers. 

Pasatiempo is ranked #11 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2008 and ranked #31 in Golf Digest's 2005 America's Greatest Public Courses. Golf Digest also named Pasatiempo Golf Club as one of the top 3 courses you can play in California (along with Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill). Golf Magazine ranks Pasatiempo #55 in the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

Pasatiempo Golf Club plays to 6,439 yards from the back tees for course rating is 72.6 and a slope rating of 139. The course par is 70.

Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in Santa Cruz, California, and many of its holes offer spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay.