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
Photo submitted by Chrisgolf123 on 01/24/2022
Photo submitted by AlliDoisWin2416 on 08/11/2021
Green and lush ! Photo submitted by trat10 on 06/05/2019
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Short Par 3 over a ravine Photo submitted by dwl613 on 09/22/2012
Downhill Par 3 Photo submitted by dwl613 on 09/22/2012
Overall the course was very nice. I was a little unhappy that the par 3 tee boxes were quite sandy from overfeeding. The greens were in great shape.
1. Aeration and sanding are expected, but tees should be placed elsewhere when sanding is done in the tee box.
2. Not watering a portion of the fairways greatly detracts from the quality of play. Santa Cruz received approx. double the rainfall last year! Is reclaimed (tertiary) water available to the course?
There was a warning about aeration. The Fairways were aerated, but the greens were not. they may have been a few weeks earlier? The green were not mowen=d! slow as molasses and bumpy as I have ever seen!
I played here many years ago.. will not go back for that price..
The resturant was closed at 4PM. sent is to the grill by the driving range. They were out of everything. no pulled pork, only premade sandwiches.My brother and I traveled from San Jose to play there. What a waste extreemly disapointed. Oh, and the ball mechine at the driving range ate $11 got no balls. ended up buying another bucket from second mechine, Told the Attendant who wandered by later. He said hit us up next time we will give you a bucket..
Might not go back..
A little more care please
Played from blue tees, tee boxes were not mowed at all and it was like teeing off from the rough. Not to mention excessive amount of sand all over the tee boxes.
Greens were like a great looking carpet which is the worst for putting, it was horrendously slow and inconsistent throughout all 18 holes.
I would definitely avoid this course for a while until it's back to the shape.
Had a great experience here. They were in the process of aerating the back 9 greens so it was like putting on a beach. Great course layout. The front 9 greens were in great shape.
Always a challenging track
Greens rolled great and smooth,(a couple had fungus and dead areas but pin placement wasn't near that).I understand the difficulties involved with maintaining a course on the hills compared to a flat muni course so I give them kudos for that.For the most part fairways were nice and tee boxes relatively flat.All in all a perfect sunny day getting paired with a wonderful couple we ended up having so much in common with.The couple we played with(Joe and Norda) were simply amazing and fun to talk to, and an inspiration for me and my wife.Maybe thats what made everything so incredible was playing with new people so friendly and easy going but it was a wonderful day all around.
The course has gone downhill from my last visit
Nice quiet Thursday noon round. Not very busy and great weather. Greens were in great shape but lots of wet areas around the greens. The tees needed mowing and were horrible. The fairways could not tell the rough from fairways on a few holes. Overall ok conditions but needs some love.
Unless you have the local card this place isn’t worth more than $50. This goes for seascape even tho it’s in better condition
I’d love to give this course a good review but I Can’t. The fairways looked like they haven’t been cut in a few days. The tee boxes were really uneven and torn up. The sand traps had sand only in portions of them. A lot of the greens had a fungus in them. so putting through them was a challenge at best. I really liked the layout better before they changed two of the par 5’s to par four’s, for some reason. To charge that amount for that course in its condition is a shame and I won’t be going back there anymore. It was a Good golf course….
No marshall to encourage pace of play, course conditions were not good, greens pretty good but lots of bare spots on them. Nice driving range and practice areas
Overpriced, poorly maintained and a total let down.
I’ve always been wanting to play at this course. I can tell right away that I was going to be disappointed. I paid $94 on GolfNow.
I hopped in a cart which I ended up returning because the brake wouldn’t lock. The cart was old and dirty and squeaky. It had garbage in it from the previous golfers.
I went over to the ranch which was in very poor shape. The balls were extremely dirty, the matter old. I proceeded to the first hole a few minutes before my tee time. I had to wait for the group ahead. I found out that they allow for members to go out in groups of five. Obviously that’s going to slow play down significantly.
The course layout is challenging. The fairways that are not golf course grass and they are very hard; the greens are not well maintained and have lots of unfixed ball marks; the tee boxes are uneven, have lots of dirt and long grass. Even the water hazards are gross. The course is poorly marked and simply in disrepair.
Don’t waste your money. I walked away angry and I felt like I was robbed when I could have gone to an exceptional course for the same cost.
fungus on green, not maintaned well
Many green had fungus or dead zone in additionto the soem bare ground near the fairway.
Overall loud & noisy golfers everywhere. I should have used noise cancelling airpods for every shot.
Great Layout Not Great Conditions
The course has a great layout and is a lot of fun to play however the conditions of the course are disappointing. There are a lot of dry/dead spots and the tee boxes are really bad. The staff are all great just need to fix the conditions and it would be worth the money currently the price is pretty high considering the condition of the course.
Great day of golf
The course was in excellent condition. The staff were very friendly.