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3.3
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.9
Layout
2.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
1.8
79.2%
Recommend this course
56 out of 63 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.7
Layout
2.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
1.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
66.7%
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2 out of 3 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

3.3
63 Reviews (63)

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 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Staff

A few things are being corrected but this time of year it should be expected. There was no inconvenience and those areas did not effect our play.

I plan on playing here it offers some great holes to help work on my game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very Bad Shape Course

I played this course for 5 holes only and gave up. Everything was in very bad shape. I didn’t enjoy it at all. This course shouldn’t be open, it should be fixed first.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice little course

This is a good course to work on your short game. Pace of play was decent, finished it in 4-1/2. All greens are reachable in one to two strokes. The fairways & greens were in fair condition. The staff is friendly. I play this course about once a month or so.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Not much good deal anynore

Nice little course for $3 Hot Deal but for $10 plus $3.50 is too expensive for walking
this tiny 9 hloes course

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 05/31/2016

wayneng,
Thank you for your feedback. We will take it into consideration as satisfying our golfers is our number 1 priority!
Best,
Gavilan Golf Course Management

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Easy Golf

The price was super. The course greens were in the process of being worked on, but that did not take away from the fun. It was not crowded, and displayed
a great atmosphere to play in. The staff was helpful and friendly. There was no need to feel hurried as we walked the course. Yes its a bit rough compared to other courses in this area. But for the price, its a steal to go play .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 05/31/2016

u000004922629,
We are happy to hear about your good experience during your round! Thanks for the review.
Best,
Gavilan Golf Course Management

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Fun Relaxing Golf

Wanted to get in some practice and this is the place to play. It is not too short nor too long. The price is right and course seems to be improving. You won't find a nice clubhouse, but staff is super friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 05/31/2016

gofishgolf,
Thank you for playing at Gavilan Golf Course! We are happy to hear that you have noticed our improvement. Hope to see you on the course again soon.
Best,
Gavilan Golf Course Management

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I will play here again

I like the golf course now, I will play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 05/31/2016

tisita3,
Looking forward to having you back!
Best,
Gavilan Golf Course Management

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gavalin Golf Course

Great course for the price. Challenging but still easy enough to be enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 11/11/2015

Hi "MikeP283" Thank so much for the Excellent review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your challenging course with us.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Gavilan

It's acceptable to family playing. played with grand kids.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 10/26/2015

Hi "Kwangsik" Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your round with us. Please come back and visit us soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best bang for ur buck!

Gavilan College gold course is a fantastic place to practice ones game. The tee times are always available and at a great price. I highly recommend playing here at least once.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
ff736473-0c0a-564d-be53-5c0fbe824be3
Commented on 08/13/2015

Hi "John5510072" Thanks for the fantastic review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your round with us, please come back and visit us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

good place to practice your mid range shot ans short game

Good place to practice your short and mid range iron shots. decent putting green.nice scenery .
not to be busy , so can play your round leisurely.
nice staff .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hurm's Review

The price is right, but they need to upgrade maintenance at the course. I still had a good time.
Hurm

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

nice course

greens, fairwaysimproved. range, and putting green still in not good shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

nice course to shapen one's short game

There should be more courses like this one as part of a community college. I would play Gavilan more often if I lived closer but I don't.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

A fun little 9

A good little spot to keep your game in shape. Has a couple of par fours long enough to get out the driver and a ±207yd par four that you need excellent control to go for. Also a couple of longer par threes that keep things interesting. Overall, will play again when in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for $$$$

Played 9 holes with a small bucket of warm up balls for just under $6 by using GolfNow to make reservation. I challenge anyone to find a better deal in the Bay Area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Great course for beginners.

The course has good features, a variety of short and long drives, obstacles like the little pond on # 8, gullies on #2 and #9. All in all a pleasurable experience, except for the loud music coming from
the Football/baseball field.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Walked

Fun round good price

Had a great time. Holes are easy, Greens rolled slower than true. Wide Fairways. Fun round for a good price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Walked

Rugged, but a great place to learn!

Cool course cool people, the sun seems to always be shinning there. The wind going through that canyon is something else, very challenging The greens are really slow compared to other courses, I enjoy this place a lot.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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