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3.9
366 Reviews (366)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
186
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
84.5%
Recommend this course
307 out of 366 reviews
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3.9
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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3.8
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6110 yards
Slope 136
Rating 70.0

Perched in the hills above Santa Cruz, DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge features plenty of elevation changes as well as tight, tree-lined fairways making this short layout anything but a cinch. The result of the tight layout, however, often translates into long rounds as higher handicappers look for their golf balls in the woods. Designed by Bert Stamps, the golf course opened in 1970. Conditioning is average, but DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge's green fees are a small fraction of its more famous neighbors.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Parker Hammond Golf School at DeLaveaga Golf Course"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
366 Reviews (366)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 14
Brunch 13
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 35
Forced Carries 26
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Advanced Golfers 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Worth the Drive 18
Near Local Attractions 13

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Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best view of Santa Cruz

Wildlife , birds, woodpeckers, deer and golf..Keep the midweek rates fo seniors

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Prem

The greens are good but divots can be fixed

The tee area is trim up

Real fun place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Delaveagan

This is a very nice course in the hills above Santa Cruz. No houses in sight, lovely setting. The course is not long, but is very tricky, with lots of elevation changes, uneven lies and mounded greens. It will test your skills, but is a lot of fun. There is a restaurant and fully appointed pro shop on site. Enjoy it for yourself…

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course and pretty challenging

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great weather

Tee boxes are rough. Fairways are severely dry hard pan in many areas. Staff is great. Pace of place is good. Many greens are very close to tee boxes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but difficult course!

Awesome course and very friendly staff! Will definitely return soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Greens

Awesome course to play for the first time . Really impressed with the greens that were fast and true. It’s not terribly long but the course can be tough if you don’t put the ball in the fairway, this course can punish you if you don’t give each shot the proper attention . I’ll be back for sure. Great staff friendly and very helpful. Great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awfully dry

This used to be my home course. I haven’t played here in over 5 years. I love this course, tough as always, but it is really dried out. Played with a nice young man. Played like crap. All in all it was a fun round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s ok but not great

Lots of blind fairways. Gully’s and blind corners that made it difficult if you hadn’t played there before.
A lot of short par 4’s made it easier. The greens were in nice shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun place to play

I wish it was a little less pricey on weekends
$95 many other public courses less on weekends.
But I do enjoy the course

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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