SANTA CRUZ, CA — The Pasatiempo Golf Club is one of the best courses in America. Pasatiempo was designed by world-renowned golf architect 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. Today, this historic top 100 course is a semi-private golf club that sets aside
certain tee times each day for public play. Pasatiempo is a golfer’s dream come true — it is ranked #11 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2010 and ranked #30 in Golf Digest’s 2011-12 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 #66 in the 2011 Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (private and public).
“Let me just say that if you come to NorCal and don’t play Pasatiempo you’re making a grave mistake. It’s a spectacular course, def Top 100….Interesting, varied terrain; wild greens; artful bunkering; endless mix of shots; the ghost of MacKenzie; fun/walkable. What’s not to love?” ~ Alan Shipnuck, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated (May 25, 2011)
From greens that have challenged generations of golfers including Bobby Jones, Ken Venturi, Juli Inkster, and Tiger Woods, to rich golf history and breathtaking scenery, Pasatiempo delivers a memorable golf experience; it is truly one of the finest championship golf courses in the world. Our course has hosted the Western Intercollegiate for the past 65 years and features the top college players in the world. Pasatiempo has hosted USGA Championships including the 1986 U.S. Women’s
Amateur and the 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in Santa Cruz, California, and many of its holes offer spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay. Pasatiempo is a convenient drive from three major Bay Area airports (San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose), and less than an hour’s drive from Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill golf courses, making this region the perfect destination to access Golf Digest’s top 3 courses you can play in California. Pasatiempo’s outstanding facilities, such as the Hollins House, also make it the perfect place for golf outings, corporate meetings, banquets, weddings, and fine dining. (For more information, please visit www.pasatiempo.com) (Photo credit: Rob Babcock/Pasatiempo Golf Club)