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4.7
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
195
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
89.9%
Recommend this course
221 out of 245 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.6
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 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
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Undulating Greens 16
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Met my (very high) expectations

Genuinely difficult course in good condition. Fair by tough. All should experience at least once. Saturday round, late morning, took 5hours. All staff were very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

WOW!

What a course. This has been on my bucket list for a while and Im glad I made it out here. What an amazing course. The greens - WOW! Its pricey for sure, but play it once - youll be hooked. I live on the other side of the country, but if Im ever back, I will be coming back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course conditions. Pretty good layout. I walked and it was a decent walking course. Greens were in great shape. Not sure if I would pay $350 but definitely worth checking out once. A lot of blind tee shots. Accurate tee shots pays off and being on the right tier on the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Never disappoints

My favorite course never disappoints. Drove from Tahoe just for a day trip to play 18, turned around and went home after. Love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Deal

Course had just completed an aerating but it was hardly noticeable given it wasn’t a plugging effort. Course was in good shape and the rough was fairly long. Still need to do something about the crossover from 12 to 14 as there is a hold up if the timing is right and players coming down on 12 interfere with those teeing off on 14. Even a sign telling those on 12 to help the speed of play by not holding those teeing off of 13.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very difficult course

I knew before teeing it up that this was going to be a real challenge. First time players need to keep this in mind.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing conditions and great test of golf

Rated as one of the best courses in US Pasatiempo does not disappoint. Strategy is key here especially on your approach shots. You need to hit to specific parts of the green to even have a chance at 2 putting. If playing this course come early and practice on their putting and chipping greens, it will totally pay off. For example if you are above the hole on certain greens you have no chance at 2 putting, your first putt will roll off the green and you must chip back. It's an excellent test of golf and a very humbling experience. Its a short course but long hitters cannot really overpower this course. Accuracy is placed at high premium here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best golf course I’ve been on

Pasatiempo is hands down the best course I’ve ever played. A magical day with mild temperatures, light wind, no clouds, enhanced the experience of walking the greatest course I’ve walked on. Perfect tee boxes, perfectly manicured fairways, exceptional greens with dramatic slopes and waves made for a perfect golf day. Even a triple bogey on the par 3 finishing hole was fun.
If I could afford the rates I’d play here all the time but I appreciate the rare visit and will be returning for special occasions.

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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Pasatiempo Critique

I had played two other courses designed by Alister Mackenzie (Cypress Point & Augusta National), and Pasatiempo differed greatly from them. The greens seemed much larger than I had expected. The course had several forced carries, that provided a challenge because I don't carry the ball as far as I did when I was younger. The routing was rather confusing, particularly on the back nine where directional signs could have helped. Shrubbery along the property line could have enhanced the back nine where houses detracted from the view. Course fronting neighbors' houses have a hodgepodge of walls, fences, their own vegetation, and nothing that detract visually. The driving range with mats for the tees, remote from the clubhouse, and probably built after the course itself, also detracted; however, I enjoyed the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced yet somehow worth it?

First things first this is a very expensive golf course to play in. It’s beautiful and the layout is amazing very well-maintained challenging greens. You get your moneys worth from McAllister designed golf course. It is the closest thing to Augusta that you will ever experience in California. However paying this amount of money made me think twice as I should have just played Pebble Beach or Spanish Bay or pelican Hill in Southern California however it appears that I actually had a great time playing Pasatiempo.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nice.

This was the first time I played Pasatiempo and I was very pleased with my experience. This course was on my bucket list and I'm glad I played it sooner than later. The staff were friendly and helpful and had I known there were caddies I would not have gotten a cart. I played as a single and was partnered with a very nice family from out of state. I'm not going to lie it was a tuff course but I enjoyed the challenges this course threw at you. Not only the aesthetics of the course is a pleasure to look at but there's the history behind it as well that makes this one of the top 10 courses I've played throughout my 25. years learning this game. I totally give Pasatiempo a thumbs up.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pasogolf

Fun to Play an Allister McKenzie course. Closest I’ll get to Augusta!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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