Testimonials

Press

When your golf course sits about half way between the Monterey Peninsula (Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point) and the San Francisco area (San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club, TPC Harding Park), it's understandably tough to get attention...This Alister MacKenzie gem in Santa Cruz, Calif., takes a back seat to no course in America, despite its highly lauded neighbors.”

— John Kim, Coordinating Producer, PGA.com

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


Professional Golfers — Past & Present

Pasatiempo is such a difficult course. It really helped me as a professional going to other courses. If you can play Pasatiempo, you can play anywhere.”

— Juli Inkster, LPGA Tour

Pasatiempo is quite a special golf course, one I would truly like to play everyday. One of my best friends in life, Ben Crenshaw, assured me I would enjoy the golf experience at Pasatiempo. The course is a masterpiece, particularly the greens and bunkering.”

— Bill Rogers, 1981 British Open Champion


Golf Course Architects

Pasatiempo is the most personal of MacKenzie's designs, it is bold and untempered. Afterall, he did live there.”

— Tom Doak, Renaissance Golf Design

... good golfers consider the second nine holes at Pasatiempo the finest in existence. The short holes [are] specially good, and I think the sixteenth hole is the best two-shot hole I know.”

— Dr. Alister MacKenzie, The Spirit of St Andrews