Golf in Santa Cruz
DeLaveaga Golf Course. Woodsy DeLaveaga, a public course set in a hilly park, overlooks Santa Cruz and the bay. With its canyons, tree-lined fairways, and notoriously difficult par-5, dogleg 10th hole, the course challenges novices and seasoned golfers alike. 401 Upper Park Rd., Santa Cruz, CA, 95065. 831/423–7214. www.delaveagagolf.com. $45 weekdays, $60 weekends/holidays. 18 holes, 5700 yards, par 70.
Pasatiempo Golf Club. Designed by famed golf architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1929 this semiprivate course, set amid undulating hills just above the city, is among the nation's top championship courses. Golfers rave about the spectacular views and challenging terrain. According to the club, MacKenzie, who also designed the exclusive Cypress Point course, in Pebble Beach, and Augusta National, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, declared this his favorite layout. 20 Clubhouse Rd., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. 831/459–9155. www.pasatiempo.com. From $230. 18 holes, 6125 yards, par 72.
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