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Perched atop the hills surrounding Santa Cruz, California, the DeLaveaga Golf Course combines awesome natural beauty with a challenging and thoughtful course design. Consistently ranked among the best public golf courses in California, DeLaveaga Golf Course is also delightfully affordable.

Among the amenities you will find at DeLaveaga is the DeLaveaga Lodge Restaurant, overlooking a panoramic woodland park providing a wonderful setting for events of all kinds. The restaurant opens at 7 am daily to accommodate early golfers. The full service proshop offers the most complete and professional club fitting available in the area, featuring the new Callaway computerized fitting system, as well as fitting systems from other major manufacturers.

If you have the time, why not take in a lesson while at DeLaveaga, the pro offers an instructional system called, "Functional Golf."  Functional Golf is an accelerated training program utilizing the "whole-part -whole" learning method.  You'll have to ask the pro to explain that, but it's said to provide consistent, long-lasting improvement by focusing on the "whole" swing perspective and it's a training method suitable for golfers of all ages. Lessons are provided both on the range and on the course, depending upon availability.

For scenic beauty, a challenging test of golf and affordability, the DeLaveaga Golf Course is truly hard to beat. Green fees average under $50, with bargain twilight rates available for golfers who prefer to play later in the day. Santa Cruz County residents may purchase a special resident's card for even greater savings.

Check out the DeLaveaga website at for a great hole by hole narrated tour, complete with tips on how to play the course. You can also contact the golf course by calling 831-423-7212.