Pasatiempo

Located in the lush Santa Cruz mountains, Pasatiempo is a charming community of over 300 unique luxury homes. From the quaint cottages built in the 1920s to the mid-century modern gems of the 1960s, each residence has its own delightful character. Yet they are unified by a shared commitment to preserving Pasatiempo's natural beauty and close-knit neighborhood spirit.


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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.9M
Lowest Price $2.4K
Highest Price $23M
Total Listings 142
Avg. Price/SQFT $857

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As a homebuyer, you want more than just a house. You want security, privacy, and an investment that will appreciate over time. Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz County offers all that and more. This exclusive gated community, originally developed in the 1920s by Marion Hollins - a pioneer in women's golf and the 1921 US Women's Amateur Champion - exudes luxury and refinement. The centerpiece is a championship golf course designed by the legendary Alister MacKenzie, architect of Augusta National. Beyond the fairways, you'll find custom estates nestled amidst towering trees, many with spectacular ocean views. Pasatiempo's secluded location and top-notch amenities create a lifestyle of comfort and prestige. When you're ready to find your dream home, Pasatiempo should be at the top of your list. Here, you'll join an elite community of successful professionals and families who appreciate the finer things in life.

The Inn at Pasatiempo

Discover tranquility amidst nature at The Inn at Pasatiempo, nestled in a lush eucalyptus grove just off Highway 17. Only minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and its breathtaking beaches, our resort invites you to unwind surrounded by wooded beauty. Lounge poolside on the sundeck overlooking the neighboring golf course, or stroll through serene gardens - the perfect retreat from your busy day. With thoughtful amenities and our dedicated staff, The Inn at Pasatiempo offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Santa Cruz. Experience the beauty of the coast at our hidden hillside getaway.

Local Residents Specials - Exclusive room rates are available for Santa Cruz residents. These rates are ideal for hosting friends & family from out of town and for celebrating special anniversary or birthday staycations. Please call the hotel directly at (831) 423 5000 to make your reservation and enjoy discounted savings!

Back Nine Grill & Bar

Step back in time as you enter the Back Nine Grill & Bar, where the rich history of Santa Cruz County's culinary traditions comes alive. The restaurant pays homage to Rancho Carbonero and the area's legacy of open-fire cooking and bold flavors. Just as Spanish ranch hands once tended sizzling meats over a bed of glowing coals at Carbonero, we keep that spirit of authentic barbecue alive with our expansive fresh grill menu. Savor the smoky essence of local cuisine as you take in views of the front nine holes of the famed Pasatiempo Golf Course. At Back Nine Grill & Bar, the past and present unite to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Lunch & Dinner To-Go (11am–9pm daily). Offering a variety of fresh grill favorites, daily specials & a Kids menu. Family Meals to Go Sunday - Thursday 11am – 9pm & Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm. Indoor Dining and Covered Outdoor Dining. Happy Hour Every Day 3-5pm (831) 226-2350

The Hollins House

The Hollins House, where 1920s charm and elegance meet modern comforts. This historic Santa Cruz gem overlooks the sparkling Monterey Bay, offering guests front-row seats to the area's famed ocean vistas. Whether you're seeking a romantic coastal getaway or a stylish home base for exploring California's Central Coast, the Hollins House promises an unforgettable stay. Whether hosting an intimate wedding, lavish gala, or casual patio dinner, our venue delights. Executive Chef Ryan Soden presents seasonal, locally sourced cuisine designed to dazzle your palate. From plated entrees to family-style feasts, the culinary team caters with care. At Hollins House, exceptional service is the trademark. The friendly, attentive staff ensures every detail is handled with grace and professionalism so you can relax and savor the moment. For weddings, celebrations, and dining to remember, Hollins House sets the scene. Let us make your special occasion extraordinary. Weddings & Events 831.459.9182, 831-459-9177

The MacKenzie Grill

The MacKenzie Grill takes its name from the legendary golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Nestled within Pasatiempo’s stately clubhouse, this restaurant offers diners a taste of the good life with its postcard-perfect setting overlooking the Monterey Bay and the championship golf course. Whether you're looking to escape the bustle of downtown Santa Cruz or sip refreshments after a round on the links, the spacious yet cozy dining room with its vaulted ceilings provides a relaxing refuge. On foggy mornings, warm yourself by the fireplace before stepping out onto the wrap-around balcony perched above the 9th green. Catch the sunset while golfers’ putt below and sip from one of 14 local brews on tap. With 5 big screens always tuned to the big game, it's also a great spot to cheer on your favorite sports team. The recently renovated bar offers a wide selection from nearby wineries and breweries as well. For casual dining with spectacular views, the MacKenzie Grill is a must-visit destination.

HOURS
Monday - Sunday from 8:30am - 8:00pm 
Happy Hour - Daily from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
MacKenzie Bar & Grill: (831) 459-9162

Pasatiempo Golf Course

With its breathtaking vistas and challenging design, Pasatiempo Golf Club is a world-class venue for the discerning golfer. Designer Alister MacKenzie, who called Pasatiempo home, regarded the uphill 16th hole as a masterpiece. This par-4 is considered one of the finest holes he ever crafted. To further elevate Pasatiempo's prestige, the club embarked on an extensive restoration headed by renowned architect Tom Doak. Bunkers and greens were returned to MacKenzie's original vision using modern technology. The result is a course that exceeds expectations. Pasatiempo's elevation changes and superb routing make it play much longer than the scorecard indicates. The back nine in particular is widely regarded as being among the strongest in the country, testing even the best players’ shot-making skills. For golfers seeking a championship test blended with natural beauty, Pasatiempo delivers an unforgettable experience. Listed as one of the top 100 golf courses.

At Pasatiempo, every hole is an invigorating test of skill against some of golf's greatest legends. From Bobby Jones to Tiger Woods, our greens have challenged the game's icons for generations. But Pasatiempo is more than a course - it's an experience. Stroll its breathtaking vistas and rich history, host to USGA championships like the prestigious 1986 U.S. Women's Amateur. For over 65 years we've been home to the iconic Western Intercollegiate, showcasing the rising stars of college golf. Pasatiempo's majestic layout and championship heritage make it truly one of the world's finest courses. Come write your own chapter in its storied legacy.

Step back in time to experience the Golden Age of golf at Pasatiempo, one of the rare public courses designed by the legendary Alister MacKenzie. With sweeping views of Monterey Bay, rolling hills, and strategic bunkering, Pasatiempo is a masterpiece that exhilarates from the first tee to the unique par-3 finishing hole. Dr. MacKenzie himself lived on the 6th fairway, and his visionary design keeps interest high with each hole. The course meanders through mature trees, barrancas, and ravines for a delightful mix of challenges. After years of wear diminished some of MacKenzie's bold bunkering, architect Tom Doak stepped in for a restoration that revived the course's Golden Age roots. Pasatiempo today remains a testament to MacKenzie's great skill in routing and strategic design. For a one-of-a-kind experience on a true classic, come see why Pasatiempo has long been considered among Dr. MacKenzie's greatest feats. For additional information look into The Alister MacKenzie Society. Here is a 200 page chronological history of the life and times of Dr. Alister MacKenzie. 

To book a tee time call (831)459-9155 or (800) 950-7888
20 Clubhouse Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1802

Pasatiempo HOA

The Pasatiempo Homeowners Association, governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the residents, oversees maintaining this idyllic community. All homeowners agree to abide by the Association's reasonable rules and restrictions, outlined in the bylaws and CC&Rs. In return, the Board provides vital services like road maintenance, upkeep of common areas, and clear communication through newsletters and open forums.

With a balanced approach, the Association and the Board aim to sustain Pasatiempo's appeal as a neighborhood that offers the charms of small-town living paired with the conveniences of modern life. From meticulous landscaping to community events, they work diligently behind the scenes to keep Pasatiempo a sought-after place to call home.

The community holds itself to the highest standards. This commitment is evident in the thoughtful home designs that prioritize both form and function, the diligent maintenance that keeps properties looking pristine, and the shared stewardship that preserves the aesthetic beauty of our surroundings. From picturesque facades to immaculate common areas, our dedication to excellence can be seen across the community. By working collectively to uphold these high standards, they create a neighborhood that is as visually striking as it is inviting. The care they put into their homes and shared spaces reflects pride in the community.

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