DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge

3.7129529412 3.7 stars from 5 (260)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6110 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6110 yards 70.0 136
White 70 5704 yards 68.4 132
White (W) 72 5704 yards 73.0 131
Red (W) 70 5099 yards 70.2 132

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 260 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
141
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

217 out of 257 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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gbears's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"One of then best Municipal courses !"


trat10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
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Course is in great condition. The staff is always happy and great customer service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course





4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Delaveaga"


JoeRuwe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
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This course is a hidden gem! Such an excellent and challenging layout. This is not an easy course! Better to be hitting it straight when you show up here.

Condition is very good. Greens are very good.

Only one single complaint- the bar wasn’t open at 1 pm- not wise,

Great Santa Cruz course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Bad day at DeLaVeaga"


bill1962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
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Ruff unmoved and wet. Carts not allowed on fairways. I lost 6-8 golf balls on the first 6 holes.

My partners and I decided to give up after 6 holes. I have played this course for over20 years and this is the first time I had to walk away before completing the round. For use older guys, the course was unplable. No raincheck was offered.

The worst outing I've had.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Soaked from lots of rain"


richard9814648's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
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Reviewed on

The course greens were recently aerated and lots of rain in the last 2 weeks. Many spots on the course caused plugged tee shots especially #16 drive. I had a good round but spent a lot of time searching for balls in the fairway. Give the course 2 weeks without rain to recover from the wet winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"DeLaveaga GC condition"


jnt1024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
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Beautiful day and it hasn’t rained for week but the fairways was sloppy, wet, and muddy. Even if you land on the fairways, you risk losing your ball because the fairways was the same length as the rough and so many daisy’s so it’s really hard to find your ball and the bunkers were hard with no sand. Going there and leaving the place around noon was not any better when it comes to traffic so I don’t recommend this place and this was the third time playing this course and I’m not impressed with this place.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"So wet!"


goodluckastro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2019
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This course was so wet and terrible.

Never go there again.

Period....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very muddy"


u000006083872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2019
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Horrible conditions to play. Lost my balance on several tees because of wet conditions


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"January golf"


u000005463020's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2019
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Played delaveaga today.

Course conditions were excellent. Greens are sadly experienceing a little issue with a virus or something like that.

Pace of play was excellent.

I love the layout too.

Great time had by all of us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ivandia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ivandia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Green"


ccifive55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2018
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Green could be trimmed little more. It was little too slow and feel like too wet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great public course"


Mark2411920's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2018
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Reviewed on

One of the toughest municipal courses in the state. Great design and layout but bring plenty of golf balls unless you hit it straight.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



lsullivan921's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Always a good challenge"


clrob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dela is always a fun test. You can hit it off line and short, or long on only a few holes, without paying a steep price. That said, a good test of your golf with beautiful surroundings. The course is undergoing a bit of work right now, as the tee boxes on many holes are mostly sand, with a few blades of grass poking through. Some greens are a bit lumpy, but I think aeration is coming soon. Beach traffic coming back over the hill SUCKS!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dmein's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Time cut and watering"


Jefftrix77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2018
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This course is a very nice.kept and located one but don't cut the grass and water right in the middle of the day when most people are playing. First four holes I had to wait for mowers to move and water to stop being applied to greens. This is something that should happen early not mid day... Otherwise as always it's a good challenging course and nice.views, just stay out of the poison oak right off most fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always Enjoyable"


Bsyth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2018
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Reviewed on

I never turn down a chance to play DeLaVeaga. It just never gets old!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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