DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge
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.
|White (W)||70||5704 yards||73.0||131|
|Red (W)||70||5099 yards||70.2||132|
|Blue M: 70.1/134||504||337||164||332||171||387||366||133||408||2802||590||164||356||315||341||170||405||513||454||3308||6110|
|White M: 68.5/129 W: 72.8/131||482||316||145||309||156||365||343||113||383||2612||561||152||342||302||309||155||373||469||429||3092||5704|
|Combo M: 67.6/125 W: 71.9/131||463||315||124||308||154||361||344||114||360||2543||508||127||338||296||309||140||352||441||373||2884||5427|
|Red M: 66.1/119 W: 69.8/123||428||298||109||291||132||320||325||97||360||2360||451||127||320||278||239||140||352||441||373||2721||5081|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Decent shape. Needs some improvements.
Course was in decent shape. Greens sanded, but rolled well despite that. Tee boxes had furry longer grass. Wish it was shorter grass on the tees boxes. Fairways gave ok lies. Some tight spots that needed maintaining. Fun track. Big trees. Great layout. Challenging enough from blue, but not super tough. Can get away hitting less than driver pretty much every hole. Even par fives are layups off the tee. Either never reaching, or 17 I was on in two with a 3 hybrid and a 5 iron. Pace of play was good for a Friday, just under 4 hrs. Hot deal 60 bucks was great
Greens aerated and no warning
I don't mind paying 83 bucks to play a good course with a cart. And potentially DeLaveaga is certainly worth that. But aerated greens that we were not warned about and overgrown tee area that are crowned were a little disappointing. The layout itself is interesting and fun . More than a little disappointing today.
Play during the week for better value
We were on vacation and played this course because of a recommendation from locals we played golf with at Pacific Grove.
It’s a nice municipal course but not a good value at over $100 (Green fee $80, cart $20, and tax) on a Saturday.
The greens were in good shape but there were a lot of bare spots in others areas from tee to green. The pace of play was ok for a weekend but as you’d expect a bit slow.
The staff was friendly and when I asked for tips they gave us a yardage book and said (1) on front nine, all the trouble is in the right side and (2) on the back nine all the trouble is in the left. This is a good tip because it’s correct! There are some interesting holes, doglegs, blind shots of the tees and tricky slopes based on the position of the flag.
We couldn’t warmup because the two-tier driving range was full will a lot of locals (in jeans and tee shirts just practicing).
Can’t rate the grill because it closes at 3 pm so not open when we finished at 4 pm.
If you’re in the area I’d recommend you play during the week. It’s. not a course I will put on my list to play again when I’m back in the area.
Best view of Santa Cruz
Wildlife , birds, woodpeckers, deer and golf..Keep the midweek rates fo seniors
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…
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.
Beautiful but difficult course!
Awesome course and very friendly staff! Will definitely return soon!
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.
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.
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.