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4.7
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
89.2%
Recommend this course
199 out of 221 reviews
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
83.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6495 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.5

This classic golf course is arguably one of the top venues in the country. Pasatiempo was certainly one of designer Alister MacKenzie's favorites. The legendary architect made his home off the par-5 sixth hole and regarded the difficult, uphill 16th as one of the best par 4s ever designed by him or anyone else. To make it even better, the golf club embarked on a two-year restoration project headed up by Tom Doak. The result was nothing less than spectacular as bunkers and greens were to returned original specifications with modern turf and drainage technology. With its great design and elevation changes, Pasatiempo Golf Club plays much longer than its yardage and will test good players. The back nine is particularly strong, perhaps as good as any in the country.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
221 Reviews (221)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 15
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
A Weekend Splurge 13
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout - plays long

Course condition ok - greens were much slower than the putting green, fairways cut pretty short, no lush fairway lies, plays long - even from the middle tees (white) there were several par 4’s longer than 420 yards and a couple of long par 3’s. Very expensive for walking - although carts are available at the course for an extra cart fee (which is higher priced than other courses). Also, course is fairly hilly and not the easiest walking round. I got my round at a reduced rate due to booking it the morning of the round and also had a 20% off code - but still the total cost was much more expensive (even for walking) than other high quality courses in the area.whose tee times come with carts. I personally feel the course at Wente Vineyards, the Bridges golf course and Cinnabar golf course are equivalent if not better course conditions and also these all have very interesting layouts - for a much better price point.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A beautiful and challenging course.

It’s a taste of Augusta. Has it own challenges and very well protected with bunkers.
Better practice your bunker shots and commit to it. Or you’re gonna have a bad time. Lol
Love the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

An old girl...

Last played this gem ~30 yrs ago. Hasn't changed a bit. Greens are a great challenge and the layout offers both unique and routine play. Practice your bunker play before you come. Can't wait to do it again...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Course!

Had an amazing day at Pasatiempo. The weather was great, and the recently aerated greens putted better than any aerated course I've ever played, and slowed the greens just enough to be able to make a few putts.

Pace of play was a little slow (4h 30m) for a semi-private golf club. I would've expected to get around a little quicker.

Advice:
- Take an extra club on pretty much every par 3. Even the ones that look flat are either deceivingly uphill or played into the wind.
- The par 4 #11 needs two extra clubs, at least.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful layout

This course is very challenging, need to have prior course knowledge to stay out of trouble.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love the layout. Challenging course

Enjoyed my first time playing the course. Will return later.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could play this course every day forever

I’ve played over 700 golf courses. This is in the top five. Every single hole and every single shot requires thought and precision. My only complaint was that I couldn’t play 36.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Classic course

Any chance you can play an Alistair Mackenzie course do it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Disappointing Experience at a Top 100 Course

While we were excited to play at Top 100 course, the experience did not meet expectations. While the course itself is nice, we experienced a backup on each and every hole starting on number 1. At one point, we had 3 groups on the 3rd tee box. Not the best time, considering the nearly $300 pp normal rate. It's after calling the shop a marshal finally came out and noted there was extreme backups on the course and voiced his frustration with our wait, however no starter allowed the chaos to ensue. A nearly 3 hour front nine is not a fun experience regardless of where you are playing and the staff just told me their hands were tied and nothing could be done. We also saw at least 2 other groups quit and go in early as nobody was having a good time. Course is overpriced for what it is. I hope this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Pasa- Heaven on earth!

Pasatiempo is absolutely the hidden gem compared to the Monterey Peninsula. The Alistair McKenzie design and greens are probably the closest I will be to playing conditions similar to Augusta. Greens are perfect and challenging and a huge premium on accuracy. I play here every time I am in the area and get rewarded each time. Perfect course and climate. My only issue yesterday was about a 5 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely perfect

After hearing so many great things about this course I finally had to try it myself. The whole of the staff was extremely welcoming right from the beginning. I was paired with a member whip was very helpful in guiding me around this masterpiece. The course is in wonderful condition and I couldn’t recommend more highly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

scecial treat

my son and i treated ourselevs to a happy new year. the price is out of our normal league. but the course is so really nice, as well as the staff. we really enjoyed the layout and the greens. the course is fair and not gimmicky.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great second shot golf course. Enjoyable layout, really well kept, a tad over priced

Really fun course, great staff, a touch over priced at the regular rates which is why it’s a 4 from me. Greens were immaculate and consistent. A much more forgiving course than I was expecting in the fairway department. Really all your trouble is around the green so a good mid-short game can put up a good number.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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