Coyote Creek Golf Club - The Tournament Course

4.1423000000 4.1 stars from 5 (253)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7027 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

  • 1 Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, United States
  • (408) 463-1400, (408) 463-1800
  • (408) 463-8318
  • www.coyotecreekgolf.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1999)
Type: Private
Greens: Bluegrass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts, mock neck shirts golf slacks or golf shorts. No Denim jeans cut offs or tank tops or tee shirts allowed.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7027 yards 74.8 144
Blue 72 6633 yards 73.2 137
White 72 6420 yards 72.2 134
Gold 72 5907 yards 69.9 128
Gold (W) 72 5907 yards 75.7 140
Red (W) 72 5184 yards 70.4 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 253 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

222 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near the airport   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include forced carries bunkers plays long   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Coyote Canyon - Tournament course"


geraudg's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

+ Booked a 4pm thursday tee time for 40 dollars.
+ Fairways and Greens in great shape
+Nice Carts equipped with GPS system
+Great views and challenging course

- I am a beginner and lost a ton of balls. Almost every hole had multiple hazards and change in elevation
-The wind has a major effect on club selection ,more than any other course I have played
-Did I mention its a difficult course? This is probably a positive for good players, but with the strong wind, up hill lies, water + ball eating rough, i had a long day.

Overall- tournament course is very nice albeit difficult. Ignore the nearby highway and you will have a good time. Solid value for 40 dollars.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Usel all my clubs, great golf day exceot for aerated greens."


jimbob44f's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

With all the rain in the area lately It was surprising that there were only a few really wet spots on the course. For a mountain course it drains pretty well. Because of the excess rain the rough was not cut over the last few days and was very high. My golf partners could not seem to keep it on the fairway, so were in a lot of trouble. Even worst for them was hitting it into the extremely high gorse that surrounds the golf course once off the fairway or rough. That said, except for the fact that the website did not reveal the greens being aerated 12 days ago, the course was in excellent condition. last year this course rebuilt all the sand traps and they are still in excellent shape, in spite of the heavy winter rains.

Golfnow likely knew this about aeration, but it was not revealed until I reached the clubhouse. Sooo, you deal with it. probably why the round was so incredibly cheap. Normally the Valley course is less than the tournament course. I had my suspicions.

Still glad I played the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful but too aerated now"


JHarris50's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course has an awesome layout, terrific back nine but greens and especially the tee boxes are deep in sand. Wait at least a week or two then have a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No warning of aerating"


u860958237's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked this course on Golfnow for $47.00. No mention of green and fairway aeration (sand on the greens looked like another bunker) at the time of booking. At the course, price was cheaper at $45.00. I can understand the green aeration and sand box but there was no course etiquette to collect the plugs left on the fairway. Golfnow and Coyote Creek should have paid me to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good track"


u000004136998's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was soggy, but that was to be expected. Very nice staff and great pace of play. Greens and bunkers were in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good day"


bencobian's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was is in prime condition even with all the Rain we've had the past month. Greens we're fast but fair, tee boxes were in good shape. The players in front of us were a little slow and probably didn't need to play from the blue tees!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tonyp3393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course a lot and it's always in great shape, the greens are fast and true they are fun to putt on.. Bring your A game you will need.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



hjzchill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition, even with all the rain.

Great price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow round"


7rob771's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice looking course,

Looks jus like the pictures.

That's all that I liked about it.

Worst pace of play I've ever seen.

Slowest round I've played in years.

For a nice course there was no marshal out driving around.

Foursome in front was hitting 2, 3 balls each at a time, with no regard to anyone playing behind them. It seemed like no one out there was fixing divits on fairway or cleaning ball mark on the green. Traveled a long way to play here and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Will not return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u159389579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great rainy day"


rachelomara's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Drained very well for a rainy day! Worms on greens were not a problem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bigpapiparra's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Extremely SLOW, But Nice Course"


gitterdunn36's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall this was a great course, but my round took over 5 hours. There was a group a few ahead of us that should not have been playing on this course. Unfortunately, no one from the course was managing the pace so it took us over 5 hours. We finished 18 in the dark and tee'd off at 12:30. I will come back to play here again, but really feel there should be some management regrading pace of play, particularly with some of the difficult holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect greens"


kevinzis71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stellar day, absolutely perfect greens that must have been 12-13 on the stimpmeter, great fairways for winter, but greens keeper put some pins in crazy hard positions for a non-tournament day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


pslee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a beutiful, nice, and challenging course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Challenge for Any Golf Enthusiast"


skiman011's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course offers a number of challenges for all types of golfers, but can still put a great scorecard together. A few holes where tee shot placement is key and a challenging greens. Love playing this course when a hot deal present! Even after a rainy day in the bay area the course played in tip top shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Can not walk this course."


u1628002238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is laid out not for people to easily walk this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course - Complete Jerks"


lars3641133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a good deal of $78 per player, it is a nice course.

However,

This was a pre-paid round. 10:30am Non refundable, so the money was in their pocket several days before we played.

Saturday it poured rain. Sunday was supposed to be OK, So we could not cancel,.. without losing the $315 we paid.

We showed up early, 9:15, because the tee times were wide open due to the weather.

We were told:

We could not check in.

We could not use their carts. or the range.

Why? because we had already paid. So company policy states that we weren't customers.

They would rather get zero dollars for empty tee times than let us check in and potentially go out early.

They treated us like they wanted us to leave. Flat out we were garbage in their eyes.

2 twosomes went out in the hour before our time but we sat around and waited. Why should anyone play a round of golf where the management treats you like you're non human.

I have loved this course, but the company policy is to make you feel like trash.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging"


Tony8012444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were impeccable. Staff very friendly.

The course is very challenging from the back tees ... water, sand traps and creeks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course but..."


rrosman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A couple of things about the Tournament Course. I prefer to walk a course, and was not allowed to here. The Valley Course allows walking apparently, but not Tournament due to its layout and spacing. The course itself was in good shape, and definitely appreciated that the bunkers were well taken care of. The major downside of this course for me is that a lot of holes are either next to or in sight of the freeway, not exactly making for a peaceful/quiet round. If you don't mind that, I'd say take a shot here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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