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De Laveaga Golf Course401 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone: (831)423-7212Fax: (831)458-1309
This narrow course features many barrancas which must be carried. It sits up on a hill, offering some great views of the ocean. The condition of the course is great, considering it is one of the busiest in the area. It has hosted the California State Open Tournament three times. The course's most difficult hole is #10, a 537-yard, par 5, requiring an accurate tee shot up a dogleg left fairway, then a powerful approach shot over a barranca to the green. Ron Fream redesigned two holes in 1983.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||Shirt and shoes required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Number of Reviews: 2
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| 0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great course, Excellent value for money., May 15, 2005
from Santa Cruz, CA
|De Laveaga is my favorite course in Santa Cruz. It's got some very challenging holes that I return again and again to try to beat. My nemisis is #10, a par 5 that needs a long drive and a great 2nd shot that needs a long carry cutting the corner over a large ravine to have a prayer at par (I've only succeed at once). It's on top of a hill overlooking Monterey Bay, with some fantastic views. Quiet and removed from the city. It's a great place to spend an afternoon away from everything. The course is public and conditions have varied over the years, but has generally been pretty good the last couple. They are currently doing a major renovation and I am anxiously awaiting it's re-opening to full operation in July 2005. What I've seen looks pretty good. Greens fees are the lowest of any 18-hole course in the area and gets my vote for best value-for-the-money in the area.|
| 2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great local public course, Oct 30, 2004
|reviewer: a local golfer--who's played all of USA
from Santa Cruz, CA
|Fun course--unlike Pasatiempo this is a public course--in the mountains, but some views of the ocean off certain holes. Course is hilly on the front nine--fairly flat on the back nine. Expensive compared to most courses, but cheap for the Santa Cruz/Monterey County area, which is probably the best area to play golf in the country (other courses here are Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, and Pasatiempo--all ranked in the top 100 in the country.) And the well known Half Moon Bay course is up the coast an hour or so.|