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3.7
187 Reviews (187)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
82.5%
Recommend this course
163 out of 187 reviews
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3.7
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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3.7
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6004 yards
Slope 112
Rating 68.7

It might not have a lot of competition, but Gilroy Golf Course dubs itself as the "Best 11-Hole Golf Course in America." Built by local farmers and businessmen in 1923, this unique 11-hole routing east of Santa Cruz features small greens and wide, tree-lined fairways set along the Uvas Valley that has changed very little since its founding. Though not a full 18, the golf course is still plenty challenging, including the 245-yard par-3 8th hole, a scenic tee shot considered to be the course's signature. Gilroy Golf Course has suitable BBQ and outing facilities for larger groups.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

3.7
187 Reviews (187)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
9-Hole Rounds 16
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 8

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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course , Great Value!

This course is the one i frequent most. Great place to practice and improve. The price you pay for 18 and a cart is close to what you pay for some of the 9 hole courses in the area. The course is well maintained and the greens can be a bit of a challenge to read. I truly enjoy playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Excellent day

Course was in good shape. No food killed me. No beer cart sucked. Played the round with no food or energy. The weather was perfect except for the frost delay. To be expected this time of year

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Gilroy Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Gilroy Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Very Nice 9 Hole Course With Options To Play 18

My first time here. Played 9 holes here after playing nearby Eagle Ridge in the morning. This is a full fledged golf course with full length holes, not some Par 3 pushover. Greens in very good shape. Staff about as friendly as you will find, and a killer little cafe that charges 1/2 the $ you would pay for the same quality food at a larger course. If I lived anywhere near here this would be my normal after-work and weekend stop to play and practice and hang out with some good people. As for the course, my favorite holes were the 6-7-8 stretch that winds back towards the clubhouse. When I return to this area to play golf I will likely stop in here either (a) to play a quick 9 as a warmup or just (b) grab a bite to eat and relax a little.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gilroy golf course is always very welcoming and enjoyable.I have never been disapointed and truly enjoyed the round with my friends!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/27/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Gilroy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Gilroy Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course layout

Although the fairways were pretty dry , the greens were all in good shape. Especially liked the eighth hole-what a view! A good tee shot leaves you about a wedge away from the green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Gilroy Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for beginners

The Gilroy course is an 11-hole course where you re-play some holes to make an 18 hole round. This is a fun course with mostly wide fairways that make it easier on beginners. Since it is partially hilly there are some challenges with sloping fairways and holes that make it fun. No water hazards but a few sand bunkers make for challenging approach shots. Some of the greens could use better maintenance but for the price you can't complain.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

always enjoyable

Bruce is always helpful and accommodating of our needs. Our group plays here often. a really great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Greens

The tees and greens are in great shape. The fairways are drying out and getting hard. The sand traps have an uneven amount of sand in them. Sometimes there is a lot of sand and other times none.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Gilroy Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Course is going through a change, lots of upgrades coming.
New carts in play.
Played 18 in 3.5 hours on a beautiful day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by the course. We appreciate your nice comments and hope you'll come back soon!

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf carts

We should get a discount When you have to stay path only.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/05/2019

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review. We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors. Please come back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow play, decent course, oblivious staff

Got stuck behind a group of belligerent a-holes. Told the clubhouse about it after groups were stacking up behind us and they did nothing. Too busy preparing for some mini tournament later in the day. When checking in, was told what hole we needed to be on by a certain time so as to not interfere with the tournament. I used to play here a lot 10 years ago. It may be a great deal, but I'd gladly pay twice as much for a respectful staff that keeps the nonsense off the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/27/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Gilroy Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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