Pasatiempo Golf Club – Santa Cruz, CA
Holes: 18 Par: 70 Yardage: 6,521 Architect: Alister MacKenzie, Tom Doak, Jim Urbina
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.
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. The course has hosted the Western Intercollegiate for the past 65 years and features the top college players in the world. Pasatiempo has also hosted USGA Championships including the 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
Golf Digest named Pasatiempo Golf Club as one of the top 3 courses you can play in California (along with Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill).