SANTA CRUZ, CA — Santa Cruz’s Pasatiempo Golf Course has been ranked #59 on the top 100 courses in the USA by Golf.com. The outlet cites the course’s “giant paw-print bunkers and large, undulating greens” and its long, uphill par-3 3rd to the par-4 16th hole – all reflecting designer Alister MacKenzie’s vision and which paved the way for his later work at Augusta National.
Pasatiempo is a highly rated course, known for its challenging layout, scenic views of the Monterey Bay from the green, and host of celebrities which have visited since its opening in 1929. MacKenzie claimed that it was his best layout, above Pebble Beach’s Cypress Point and Augusta National. His former home still borders the sixth fairway at Pasatiempo.