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3.7
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
89.7%
Recommend this course
84 out of 98 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 31
Length 1818 yards
Slope 94
Rating 29.6

Gavilan Golf Course is a nine-hole executive course located in Gilroy, about an hour's drive from Monterey and the San Francisco Bay area, and takes its name from the Gavilan mountain range that is the backdrop throughout the course. This beginner-friendly golf course plays a par-31 but can be played as an 18-hole loop in an estimated time of just about two hours. Super twilight rates and beginner rates are available daily and is walker-friendly. Gavilan Golf Course facilities include a driving range and practice facility, plus food and beverage service.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.7
98 Reviews (98)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 17
Beginners 15
Walkers 12
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 14
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Work on your game!

Course was great! You have a lot of beginners on this course so the pace is a little slower. Gives you a chance to work on your golf swing mechanics. The only downside is hole 9 is being used for training on Saturday. You would need to replay one of the holes to get a full 9 in. For the price it's a great place to play to work on your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Golfers Paradise!

I'm new to golf and really love this place. The shop has amazing deals on used clubs and full sets of irons! Only downside I can say is the greens need work. Feels like a 4x4 putting experience with the amount of bumps and weeds. All in all amazing place to play and have fun!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course is playable & fun

the course is 9 holes playing 18 . two tee positions for each 9 holes
on weekends or when we play saturday, the 9th hole is unavailable to play do to young children’s event.
This is unfortunate because the 9th hole is quite a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great to Practice

You tired of the range? Need a place to hone your skills on the course. This is it. Driver, 3 wood, 5 wood, hybrid and irons. Practice your pre-shot routine, short game, alignment and full swing. Here is the perfect place to play for less than a large bucket of balls. Remember, it’s practice. Take advantage of the facility and improve your game. The pro’s started on tracks just like this. Players know. Enjoy!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

awesome practice course

First time coming here, friendly staff, great deals! definitely worth checking out! will be back weekly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Challenging 9 hole the wind was blowing pretty well which made the course more difficult to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good iron practice

I came just to practice with my irons. Worked on short game mostly. Hit a few good tee shots with 3 Wood. Because of a bad back I can’t swing to good with my irons, I do not get the distance that I need to get to or close to the greens. I mostly use my hybrid clubs.
You could say I got my 7th and 8th shots down... just need to work on shots 1-6 and my game will be better... lol.
I just need to manage my game with the clubs I am used too. I mostly play biggie golf with a few pars now and then, birdies have come but not as often as I would like..
The greens had started to get better but were really bad today, really bouncy and sandy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving every week

My two playing partners always notice how the course is always getting better each week that we play here.
Staff is always very friendly and polite. From fairways to the greens constant improvement.
We use this course to practice. We are seeing a little more progress each time we play and will continue to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

False advertisement

Looks nothing like the pictures!!! Course is a mess. Rather play in an open parking lot than this dump. Shouldn’t even be called a golf course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great practice course

For one, Bruce is and has always been great. He is very friendly and very respectful to my friends and I.
This course is great when you want to work on your game and work on both driver and irons.
The greens are not the best, but I try to move my balloon a circle to where I can get a good shot as if they greens were in better shape.
Always get hooked up with other people and have never been disappointed, people are always friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good for 1st Tee program

9th hole closed for 1st Tee. Greens unkept. Pace of play great. Hand carts broken. Not worth the money but a great course for kids to practice and play..

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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