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Santa Cruz Golf Courses

Santa Cruz, California Golf Courses

Santa Cruz has many public, private and semiprivate golf courses, so there is something for just about any skill level.

To review our list of great Santa Cruz golf resorts, click here or  scroll down the page.

Click here to search  Half Moon Bay (40 miles north) or Monterey (45 miles south).

Santa Cruz Area Golf Courses

Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club

16901 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek  (831) 338-2121

De Laveaga Golf & Lodge

Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz  (831) 423-7212

Pajaro Valley Golf Club

967 Salinas Rd., Watsonville  (831) 724-3851

Pasatiempo Golf Club

20 Clubhouse Rd., Santa Cruz  (831) 459-9155

Scotts Valley Golf Course

Public Golf Course
263 Mount Herman Rd., Scotts Valley  (831) 438-3058

Seascape Golf Course

610 Clubhouse Dr., Aptos  (831) 688-3213

Spring Hills Golf Course

31 Smith Rd., Watsonville  (831) 724-1404

Valley Gardens Golf Club

263 Mount Herman Rd., Scotts Valley  (831) 438-3058
The 9-hole “Valley Gardens” course at the Valley Gardens Golf Course facility in Scotts Valley, California features 1,785 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 31 . The course rating is 30 and it has a slope rating of 100. Designed by Bob E. Baldock.

Monterey Area

Pebble Beach

17 Mile Dr., Pebble Beach

Laguna Seca Golf Club

10520 York Rd., Monterey  (831) 373-3701

Half Moon Bay Golf Courses

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Two Miramontes Point Rd., Santa Cruz, CA  (650) 726-1800
It is a true rarity to find two world renowned golf courses – sisters by location, yet distinguishably different in design. With sweeping 180-degree ocean vistas on the finish and natural terrain that stretches from pines to cliff edge, these two internationally celebrated Bay Area golf courses offer uniquely different experiences. 


What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 29, 2018 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2018

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 14, 2018 11am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 7, 2018

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2018

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13 & 14, 2018

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA



For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.