1101 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 427-1616
Fax: (831) 427-9053
Pasatiempo Golf Club is home to the historic Pasatiempo Golf Course, designed by British architect Alister MacKenzie on Marion Hollins request. The grand opening on September 8, 1929 was a historic ocassion with four world-class players in attendance including Bobby Jones, Cyril Tolley and Glenna Collett. The course is rated one of the best golf-courses in the world and one of the top three in California. The course features an 18-hole range and bookings are available for visitors at a fee. Besides the golf course, the club offers other places of interest as well, for example dining options like the iconic Hollins House and the famous Tap Room within its walls. For additional information and to book a tee time, visit the website.
DeLaveaga Golf and Lodge was carved out of a park in Santa Cruz in the year 1970. It is one of the most scenic golf courses in California and is loaded with trees, shrubs and greenery. This 18-hole par-72 course offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding hills. The clubhouse is equipped with excellent practice facilities and the course also contains a fully lighted driving range. DeLaveaga Golf and Lodge has hosted multiple PGA tournaments as well as local golf matches. The DeLaveaga Lodge Restaurant at the club serves diverse dishes which are ideal after a few games. Banquet facilities are available as well. Call for further information.
Happy Valley Conference Center is a far cry from a conventional conference center and event space. It appears just like a huge Swiss cottage with landscaped gardens in the front and redwoods stretching behind. There are trails coursing through manicured lawns, a ropes course, a swimming pool, cabins for lodging and volleyball courts. Its kitchen provides the hallmark of rustic living with gourmet breads, rolls and desserts as well as vegetarian dishes. Its camping and rock climbing courses are conducted for as many as 500 people at a time and its clients have included companies mentioned in the Fortune 500 list. Hire this venue for weddings, reunions, gatherings, summer camps or business functions, if you want to impart a fairy-tale touch to your function.
For almost 60 years, this attraction has been puzzling its visitors with its bizarre phenomena. Apparently, there are unusual deviations in gravity, mysterious inflections of light and altering perceptions of velocity and space. The staff takes you on a tour of the property, and you can witness all sorts of mysterious phenomena. It is a great place for the kids (and the adults who love them). This attraction is open every day of the year.
The Natural Bridges State Beach is a good place to take a much deserved break from your daily life and to just slow down. This park is known for its beach area, that houses many a marine species such as crabs, sea stars, wildflowers and more, in addition to birds, seals and otters. If you're lucky, you may even find a whale in the deep waters in the distance. The park has a visitor center as well, along with several picnic tables. The park is also the nesting ground of a large colony of Monarch butterflies, and one can tour the park to know more about them.
This scenic mountain resort offers an 18-hole course, facilities for corporate meetings, overnight lodging and a full bar and restaurant. Special tournament packages are available, which include banquets, condo rentals, power carts and more. A spectacular mountain resort set amongst the redwoods, this place is a one-hour drive from San Jose. It also offers villas for renting, tennis and swimming facilities and permits hiring of the venue for weddings and special events.
Pajaro Valley Golf Club, Watsonville's famous golf club welcomes you to a wonderful golfing experience. The club owns an 18-holed par-72 golf course with a yardage of 6664 yards. The sand pits and slopes embedded on this course makes the game quite competitive and interesting, to say the least. You can not only book a game at this course, but you can also enroll yourself for golfing lessons. You can participate in tournaments; they take place throughout the year at this course. For more information, call or check out the website.
Vasona Park is a beautiful park that is a great family destination. It offers numerous trails for those who like to be active as well as picnic sites for those looking to enjoy good food on a nice, sunny day. The beautiful landscapes and the large Vasona Park Lake form a gorgeous backdrop for a variety of activities like fishing, hiking and biking. The park is clean, large and replete with the clear blue water of streams and the lake contrasting against the green bushes and wilderness. There is a parking lot, but you'll have to pay a parking fee as well as a separate fee for group picnics.
The county park in Saratoga boasts just under 3,688 acres (14.92 square kilometers). It is popular not only for scenery and exercise, but one can also camp or hike in this natural beauty. You can spend an entire day here and enjoy its scenic beauty or even camp around with your family. Away from the chaos, one can surely relax and get closer to nature at the Sanborn County Park.
Almaden Lake Park is where San Jose residents come to bike, hike, fish and relax their days away. Located over 65 acres, the lake is expansive enough for an endless amount of personal space, ensuring plenty of space to accommodate a wide range of activities. The park has bocce ball courts, volleyball nets and even horseshoe facilities. For those that want to be closer to the water, fishing and pedal boating are allowed. There is a concession stand open on a seasonal basis that features light snacks and refreshing beverages. For a scenic, tranquil setting and plenty of activity options, it doesn't get much better than a day at Almaden Lake Park.
Golfland Emerald Hills offers a day full of entertainment for the entire family. Children are bound to have fun at this venue replete with miniature golf, arcade games and water slides, however, adults too can revisit their childhood or experience the joy of participating in non-competitive sports. The miniature golf course has 18 holes, whereas the arcade games section boasts of games in every theme, from racing, archery and fighting to quieter ones. The on-site snack bar is famous for its thick shakes known as Iceberg, available in a variety of colors and garnished with sweets. This venue also offers packages for celebrating birthday parties and corporate events, with team building exercises.
If you looking for some real outdoor adventure then head to the Saratoga Gap. This beautiful open space of weathered oaks is an emerald heaven and ideal for mountain biking, hiking as well as trekking and running. As you pave your way through the wet and muddy ground, the beautiful oaks form a nice canopy. The trail is filled with steep as well as plateaued hills, it could be a difficult terrain for amateur hikers and runners but the scenic views make the trip worth it. If you wish experience an off-beat romantic day out, a run or hike on Saratoga Gap will serve your purpose.