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3.8
402 Reviews (402)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
197
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
83.1%
Recommend this course
335 out of 402 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
79.3%
Recommend this course
23 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.1%
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49 out of 59 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

3.8
402 Reviews (402)

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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Wouldn’t play again

Too many blind shots. Fairways were I very dry and in rough shap

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Track is in good shape, but what’s with the bunkers?

Had a nice round with a coupe of friends, got the hot deal of the day on golf now for 44 bucks. I’m glad we got the discount because the bunkers were mostly ridiculous. Hard clay? Dirt? No drainage? We live in Santa Cruz, by the beach, I know where to find some sand guys. Jeez

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Santa Cruz Golf Day

Was my first time playing golf in the Santa Cruz area, could not ask for better weather sunny day slight breeze,course and greens were in great shape. Course is very manageable as long as you stay in the fairway with tee shot as with any course luckily I was paired up with a couple guys that had played there before there are some fairways you do not want to be on the wrong side of with your tee shot and their advise helped alot with this
I would definately play here again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course. Recommend!

People are friendly. I liked the layout. especially big trees!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got a hot deal at $60 but they’re charging around $100.

Muddy bunkers, beat up tee boxes that were tilted, some fairways like rough with those white flowers.. This is a local course for me and I feel bad giving a bad review but they might want to lower the prices

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Dela

Course and golfnow failed to mention green aeration

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall Fair

The greens at the course were in good condition and ran relatively fast and true.
Staff was friendly upon check in and helpful. It was a very busy day but the pace of play was actually quite good for the number of people on the course.

Tee blocks in need of repair and many were not level or with little turf. You really need to know where to hit your driver on this course as even a perfect drive down the center can run out left or right into hazard areas. Often better to lay back with a hybrid rather than a driver as once you're out of position it can be big trouble. Fairways aren't the most manicured and aren't cut every day.

Can certainly see why it's such a popular course with local Santa Cruz folks as it's only about 1.5 miles to the center of town. Still if you're visiting for golf you may want to drive the extra distance to play a more refined, and manicured run. While we got what GOLFNOW considered to be a hot deal I wouldn't pay more than $40 to play it again. Certainly is a great track for local young people to hone their skills on and the staff were helpful with course playing tips.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth $100

Course has gotten greedy. Not worth anything north of $85.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course

Best course to test your short game . No need to bring driver

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a challenge

Playing the course for my fourth decade. The condition if the agronomy has been cyclical. This time there were several greens with a serious pock mark problem, tough putting. Many spots in the fairway were bald, use Rule 16.1.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Round od 0222

I should have warmed up before heading out to play this course. It's harder than it looks but still a fun course to play. Staff was outstanding as well as the weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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