"In Santa Cruz we started playing Frisbee golf at UCSC with object golf, such as fire hydrants and poles. The course ran through the campus and the quarry was the hardest hole. The next course was at Cabrillo. The suburban courses had the undesirable buildings and crowds during classtime.
Tom Schot found DeLa and we would work a job during most of the day and then go clean and build the course after work. It wasn’t until after the course was built (4×4 posts) that it became popular and Tom started World Disc it needed permission from the City."

-Gene Lytle
Original winner Santa Cruz Masters Cup



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BREAKING NEWS: Exciting Opportunities Await!

We are thrilled to announce an incredible partnership with the organizers of the OTB Open, bringing you not one, but two fantastic chances to be a part of the action! In addition to our ongoing collaborations, we're offering exclusive opportunities for our members to join the upcoming OTB Open Pro Event.

1. Open Spots for Masters Cup players: The top finisher in the Santa Cruz Masters Cup MPO and the top finisher in the FPO (the first person on the leaderboard not already registered for the OTB Open) will receive an invitation to register for the OTB Open MPO/FPO and skip the waitlist. It's important to note that while this is an incredible opportunity, it does require the player to cover the registration fees.

This remarkable chance allows our competitors to shine on a grander stage, rubbing shoulders with top-tier competitors. With spots filling up rapidly and a waitlist looming, seize this golden opportunity to make your mark!

2. OTB Open VIP Pass Giveaway: 

Hey DeLaveaga Disc Golf Club Members!!! I'm excited to announce that I've been working with the DGPT to offer our club members a chance to win VIP passes and offer discounts to attend the 2024 OTB Open! The only eligibility requirement is you must have been a DeLaveaga Disc Golf Club member in 2023 or a current member for 2024.

Just fill out this form to enter the giveaway for (2) single day VIP passes to the 2024 OTB Open!

>> https://www.dgpt.link/2024-otbo-pass 

Two winners will be selected which means you have two chances to win!

Giveaway entrants will receive an email containing the DDGC discount codes: 20% off General Admission & 10% off VIP.

Important Dates:

You can enter the giveaway anytime until 04/21 @ 11:59pm PT.

Winners will be contacted on or before 04/30.

Discounts are available to be used until 4/30.

The World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2024: #1-#100

Exciting News Alert!  DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course, California's #1 Disc Golf Course, has once again claimed its spot in the limelight, securing an impressive #49 in UDisc's distinguished "World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2024" ranking! (As of January 10, 2024, there are 15,196 disc golf courses in the world.)

A massive shoutout to the incredible DeLaveaga Disc Golf Club members and volunteers whose dedication and efforts have catapulted our course once again into global acclaim.  Your commitment to excellence is the driving force behind our continued success.

A special acknowledgment to the multitude of players who visited our course this year, providing valuable feedback and contributing to the course's outstanding rating. It's your passion for the sport that has consistently secured DeLaveaga's position among the Top 50 Disc Golf Courses worldwide for FIVE consecutive years!

Here's to the strength of our community and the relentless pursuit of greatness. Let's continue to raise the bar together and make DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course an enduring icon!  #DDGC #WorldsBest2024 #DiscGolfExcellence #SantaCruzParksAndRec

See the TOP 100 Disc Golf Courses in the World... spoiler, DeLaveaga is in the list again!!


#49 DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course Santa Cruz, California

Get Your 2024 DDGC Membership!

Get your 2024 DDGC Membership and Bag Tag! Visit https://delaveagadiscgolf.ecwid.com/DDGC-2024-Membership-General-p619970681 to purchase your membership. After payment, complete the Membership Form below to start earning points for the Top 25 DDGC 2024 Golden Tags!! 

Record your Starting Bag Tag # and Contact info at Please fill out the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Club (DDGC) 2024 Membership Form here: https://forms.gle/Zww7iUXoKuxM5ANE6 

2023 Bag Tag Points and Membership

The Thursday Weeklies (Bag Tags) Season OVER!!!

Congratulations to JAMMER for his first Bag Tag Championship! 

The 2023 Bag Tag spreadsheet was updated on a weekly basis. Monthly Tournaments and the Weekly Events earned you POINTS for the End of the Year GOLDEN TAGS. We awarded the Top 25 Point Earners with a Special Golden Tag to celebrate their efforts at our End of the Year Gathering in November. 

Congratulations to all those that participated this year. Here is a snapshot of your Top 10 2023 Point Earners.

Visit the bagtags page to access the full spreadsheet.

if you don't see your name or points listed, or you have a (*) next to your name, you may have not filled out the 2023 Membership form. to correct that, pls go here and enter or update your information: https://forms.gle/f31R5KhyR49kt3Bf8 

The World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2023: #1-#100

See the TOP 100 Disc Golf Courses in the World... spoiler, DeLaveaga is in the list again!!


#49 DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course Santa Cruz, California

World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2022: #1-#100

See the TOP 100 Disc Golf Courses in the World... spoiler, DeLaveaga is in the list again!!


#35 DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course Santa Cruz, California

World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2021: #1-#100

See the TOP 100 Disc Golf Courses in the World... spoiler, DeLaveaga is in the list again!!


#15 DeLaveaga DGC Santa Cruz, California

World's Best Disc Golf Courses 2020: #1-#100

See the TOP 100 Disc Golf Courses in the World... spoiler, DeLaveaga is in the list again!!


World's Best Disc Golf Courses: DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course, Santa Cruz, California (#10)

DeLaveaga was one of the world's top 10 disc golf courses in 2020. 


Listen to our own DDGC Wall of Famer, Course Designer and PDGA Hall of Famer Tom Schot PDGA #3303, featured on PDGA Radio!!!

PDGA Radio: January 17, 2023

Episode 4.36: First, Tom Schot (#3303), then Robert Leonard

On this episode, Tom Schot (#3303), a "founding member" of the Santa Cruz disc golf scene, joins Grant and Jen to talk about the infamous DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course and the annual Masters Cup.

Listen to our own DDGC Wall of Famer, Marty Hapner PDGA #4033, featured on PDGA Radio!!!

PDGA Radio: May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 — PDGA Radio: May 10, 2022 ... DeLaveaga disc golf course is on everyone's bucket list, thanks to people like Marty Hapner, a Hall of Famer and former TD of the Masters Cup in Santa Cruz. We chat about history and the upcoming pro tourney. ... Check out the Podcast here: https://www.pdga.com/radio/pdga-radio-may-10-2022 

Directions to the course.

1468 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

37.006219320296076, -121.99334141802382

World Cup - Santa Cruz 1987
"Top of the World"
Hole #27

ABOUT THE DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course/Club

Established in 1984, the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Club is a nonprofit corporation operating in California. Since its inception as a 501(c)(3) organization, our club has been a driving force in expanding the presence of disc golf in Santa Cruz.

Our Mission:

How We Fulfill Our Mission:

At DeLaveaga, we're more than a club — we're a passionate community dedicated to nurturing the sport of disc golf while preserving the beauty and history of Santa Cruz's disc golf landscape. Join us in our commitment to active engagement, charitable giving, and the spirit of camaraderie on and off the course.