This is a fantastic course and an even better walk. Pasatiempo is everything I want in a golf club; it is walkable, challenging yet scoreable, and requires good strategy. I also applaud the club for remaining accessible to the public by offering a limited amount of public tee times.
There are no weak holes on the property but the highlight of the course is how Mackenzie uses the barranca on the back nine. You play over, around, alongside, and through the barranca during the back nine.
3 - A long that par 3 that looks like a par 4 from tee due to way Mackenzie uses his bunkering to create deception.
11 - A long par 4 that plays very uphill but deceives the golfer. Your second shot plays over the barranca to a well-protected green. It is difficult to get the ball all the way back to the hole.
16 - Mackenzie calls this hole the "best two shot hole in golf". The tee shot is blind and plays to a crowned fairway but is followed by a second shot to one of the most memorable greens I've played. The green has three dramatic tiers and the pin position changes how the hole plays every day.
Date: July 09, 2020