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3.8
370 Reviews (370)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
83.2%
Recommend this course
309 out of 370 reviews
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3.8
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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3.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.1%
Recommend this course
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
370 Reviews (370)

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Didn’t even play, won’t be back.

The staff in the pro shop was horribly unprofessional and rude. It isn’t worth my time to go back.

Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 19
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 7
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 10
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
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