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3.1
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.3
63.9%
Recommend this course
73 out of 87 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.9%
Recommend this course
17 out of 23 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

3.1
87 Reviews (87)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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 42
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 42
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Busy day

The day started out great on the first round but when we got back to the first tee there was a back up. Wait time was 20-30 minutes .
There was a group of teens about 13 who looked like they were there to just have fun. They caused the back up because only a couple of them knew how to play the game. Problem was they wen out in three groups of four, but only one set of clubs in each group. One teen was clowning teeing off with a putter, they spent so much time talking and loud. The three groups were just ahead of us on the second hole we passed them cause 8 of them were all on the green . No one on the third tee.
Then we skipped hole four to pass the first of their group who were wrestling on the green and blasting inappropriate music and loud. First time I ever saw this. I will still be back to play love to just practice my game here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great for practice

Love to pause this course as my chance to practice with long and short game. Just starting out playing golf, not very good as of yet but really looking forward to playing and learning the game with my limitations. I just need and want to control the things I can. I really love the game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great practice course

Staff is always friendly and accommodating.
Greens are not in the best shape but fairways are in really god condition.
I come to practice at this course because of the low prices, the staff and I am able to play quickly without being rushed.
Not very good when using my irons, so this gives me the much needed time for practicing the lots of little things I need to work on to improve my game.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value for Beginners!

First time here, and we’d come back. Great value ($15 for 18 holes). Wanted an easy course for 4 (3 beginners) on Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. This was all we found available at 7:30. Frost delay of 2 hours was frustrating, but understandable- until we saw the course, which is a lot of dirt, dead trees and terrible greens. Frost damage? Still, some fun holes, and beautiful surrounding countryside. Pace was slow, but that was expected. Wouldn’t play here for more than $30, but will be back (with the beginners) for $15 hot deals!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value course

Definitely got my money’s worth. Player here as a warm up round for my first game in a while and it was just what I needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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