18 Clubhouse Road
Santa Cruz, CA

Welcome to the Pasatiempo Golf Club

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.

Click here to book tee times.

Pasatiempo is a golfer’s dream come true — it is ranked #13 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2012 and ranked #24 in Golf Digest’s 2013-14 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.

Our Location & Facilities

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 include the MacKenzie Bar & Grill as well as the Hollins House, make it the perfect place for golf outings, corporate meetings, banquets, weddings, and fine dining.

News & Events

Pasatiempo inked a  30 year deal to bring recycled water to the course saving over 40 million gallons of fresh water annually. The storage tank, filtration station and pump station will be constructed behind the 13th green. We will be "online" with the system in July 2017. Currently, we have plenty of water (100% potable) to irrigate our course to the standards demanded by our Shareholders and customers.

Pasatiempo just passed Spyglass Hill for #2 on the list of courses you can play, in the State of California as ranked by Golf Magazine! 

Pasatiempo Golf club is offering a one year "trial membership program" to anyone who is interested. It is the perfect way to "test drive" Pasatiempo to see if you would like to become a Shareholder. Contact Scott Hoyt for more information 

Pasatiempo Golf Club and its water conservation program is turning into irrigation water security. The Golf Channel, with Matt Ginella, does a exemplary job of covering our story. See the piece aired on "Water Week" from the Golf Channel here.

Pasatiempo Golf Club modern course tour with Justin Mandon, course superintendent, bringing you great perspective 

Golf Digest ranks us #21 (moving up 3 slots) for public courses to play in the USA  for 2015/2016.

We moved up almost 200 slots to #111 for all courses in the USA! Top 100 here we come.

Golf Channel Travel Editor Matt Ginella reveals his top 40 list of public golf courses. in the USA, Pasatiempo is #5 and just ahead of Spyglass Hill.

Golfweek rated us #3 in California and #30 in the USA for "classic" courses from 2010-2016

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