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Pasatiempo Golf Club

Santa Cruz, CA Public

4.6

Panelists

252 Reviews

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 then-associate Jim Urbina, it’s now a prime example of Mackenzie's art. Its 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 18
Length 6495
Slope 141
Price $333
Facility Type Public
Designer Alister MacKenzie/(R) Tom Doak

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked for 16 years from 1991-2004 and 2021-'22. Highest ranking: No. 77, 2001-'02. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 98.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked for eight years from 2013-'20. Highest ranking: No. 103, 2017-'18.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003-'04. Highest ranking: No. 16, 2019-'20. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 17.

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

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.64
Character
7.55
Challenge
7.57
Layout Variety
7.81
Fun
7.45
Aesthetics
7.44
Conditioning
7.32

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