PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club



Pasatiempo Golf Club

Santa Cruz, CA Public

Overview

Pasatiempo is arguably Alister Mackenzie's favorite design. He lived along its sixth fairway during his last years. With its elaborate greens and spectacular bunkering fully restored by Tom Doak and now by Jim Urbina, it’s a prime example of Mackenzie's art. The five par 3s are daunting yet delightful, culminating with the 181-yard over-a-canyon 18th. The back nine is chock full of other great holes: 10, 11, 12 and 16 all play over barrancas. The storied course has hosted two USGA championships: the 1986 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 2004 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur. In 2014, Pasatiempo received a Golf Digest Green Star environmental award for its measures in dealing with drought. Today, water worries are in the past, in part because of a new storage tank that allows the club to capture and store recycled water.

About

Holes 9
Length 6495
Slope 141
Price $385
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1929
Designer Alister MacKenzie/(R) Tom Doak/(R) Jim Urbina

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked for 16 years from 1991-2004 and 2021 to current.
2023-'24 ranking: 96th.
Previous ranking: 98th.
Highest ranking: No. 77, 2001-'02.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked for eight years from 2013-'20.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since our inaugural rankings.
2023-'24 ranking: 15th.
Previous ranking: No. 17.
Highest ranking: Current.

Best in State: Ranked 12th, 2021-'22. Ranked 13th, 2013-'18, current. Ranked 14th, 2019-'20. Ranked 16th, 2011-'12.
2023-'24 ranking: 13th.
Previous ranking: 12th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.6039
Character
7.6145
Challenge
7.605
Layout Variety
7.7434
Fun
7.4847
Aesthetics
7.422
Conditioning
7.3108

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