Pasatiempo Golf Club

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Pebble Beach, California | Pasatiempo Golf Club

Architect: Dr. Alister Mackenzie
Year: 1929

20 Clubhouse Road
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(800) 950-7888

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available


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Located just about an hour from the Monterey Peninsula, Pasatiempo Golf Club is a staple of Pebble Beach golf trips for many travelers.  With the golf course featuring MacKenzie style bunkers and wildly undulating greens that were considered his hallmark, Pasatiempo is one of the rare public access opportunities for players to see a golf course designed by the great Dr. Alister MacKenzie.

Local Knowledge: Be sure to take note of the good doctor’s house on the 6th hole.  This is where he lived during the final four years of his life.

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Jimmy Ferguson

Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo was a course I discovered when reading up on the Top 100 public course lists and upon closer review have heard it raved about by many in the golf media. The course currently ranks on Golf Magazine's Top 100 and both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest's Top 100 courses you can play lists. Being just about an hour up the road from the Monterey Peninsula, Pasatiempo makes a perfect addition to any Pebble Beach golf trip. Incidentally, the name of the course translates to hobby or pastime which seems pretty fitting. The development of the course involved a dream team of the early 20th century. Marion Hollins, the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, and Dr. Alister MacKenzie, a highly regarded golf course architect of the day, collaborated to design and develop the course. Hollins was a very progressive woman in her day. She was a developer, entrepreneur, and athlete in a time when that was not at all common for women. She was a true trailblazer! I think Dr. MacKenzie’s reputation speaks for itself. That tends to happen when you design places such as Augusta National Golf Club, Cypress Point Club, and Crystal Downs Country Club. Something you may notice from that list is that they are all private. Pasatiempo provides a great opportunity for the general public to play one of the good doctor’s courses. In the early 1990s a restoration effort began at Pasatiempo for which Tom Doak was commissioned to restore the old gem and bring… More >