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3.9
223 Reviews (223)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
94.7%
Recommend this course
198 out of 223 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 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

3.9
223 Reviews (223)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 15
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
9-Hole Rounds 17
Beginners 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/13/2022

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gilroy Golf Course

Course rearrangement, made it a little difficult to follow and Golf ++ app did not follow course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Great course to play. Staff members are nice and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Its a great bang for your buck on a weekday. would go again but not if I was trying to impress someone. super layback and friendly folks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/13/2022

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Gilroy Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/05/2022

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thank you!

We booked 4 tee times for a family golf outing the day after Thanksgiving. The staff was fantastic. The course was in good shape and fun to play. The food in the restaurant is excellent! Everyone we encountered was extremely accommodating, friendly, and professional. Love Gilroy Golf Course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gilroy city golf course

Very good course for me as a beginner and the price.
Wish to be improved some. Attitude of counter employee shall be more business like, not the lazy government employees staying in the closed window excuse of Covid. No signs of pricing such as cart, range ball, etc.
Extremely dirty restrooms. basically dirty around the club house.
We all loved once in the field.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Merced resident

Great little layout and course is improving around the landscaping very fun course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

good enough to enjoy the day

nice little course on the hill. a small piece of land with clever idea. you play most of the holes twice. but that is good if you play for the first time. we played on Monday so there were not that many people. the pace of play then not so bad. i think i would avoid weekends and holidays. staffs were nice. restaurant was closed. not a bad course. I recommend this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Gilroy Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Beginners might want to avoid this course, as it is tricky and you slow down groups behind. this course is beautiful, has wildlife, great food, what more could you ask for… 5/5 in terms of course and staff over all. only thing i would complain about, is one older gentleman worker who is always giving the could shoulder. even tried to joke around with him a bit but just stone cold sarcasm back. don’t know if it’s just because i’m a younger player. other than that, 10/10 come check this place out!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play and grouping

Course was in decent condition. Greens were ok. Pace of play waited on every hole. To many two someone’s on the course. Some golfer hitting two /three balls off the tee when sometime two groups waiting. Never was there a marshal on the course.. had to play through sprinklers running during mid day

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/28/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Gilroy Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

awesome place

great deals, awesome staff. great course overall. only complaint is walkers slowing groups down. other than that enjoy your time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0

App is very confusing

I selected date and course.
But I realize the date was not selected and booked at same day of clicking.
Next day, I found the tee time was wrong and my payment was gone.
The Golfnow App is very confusing and I made a mistake. My money was gone...
There is no way to contact to ask or refund.

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Commented on 06/17/2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop at (408) 848-0490 for further resolution in this matter. We hope to hear from you soon, and thank you for choosing Gilroy Golf Course!

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