Gavilan Golf Course

3.5026000000 3.5 stars from 5 (59)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 31
  • Length: 1818 yards
  • Slope: 94
  • Rating: 29.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 31 1818 yards 29.6 94
Red (W) 31 1776 yards 27.4 73

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 59 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

53 out of 58 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is on a college campus convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners walkers   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Not much good deal anynore"


wayneng's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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

this tiny 9 hloes course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


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


"Easy Golf"


u000004922629's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


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


"Fun Relaxing Golf"


gofishgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


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


"I will play here again"


tisita3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2016

tisita3,

Looking forward to having you back!

Best,

Gavilan Golf Course Management


"Gavalin Golf Course"


MikeP283's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.


"Gavilan"


Kwangsik's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


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.


"Best bang for ur buck!"


John5510072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.


"good place to practice your mid range shot ans short game"


conrad408's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hurm's Review"


u000004736947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"nice course"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice course to shapen one's short game"


munjmar's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A fun little 9"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value for $$$$"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for beginners."


godddard's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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<br/> the Football/baseball field.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun round good price"


eadame49's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Rugged, but a great place to learn!"


thetreester's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gavilan Looks great"


riddler1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This small college course is in excellent shape, and I a lot fun to play. Details are attened to, and the course shows it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it's a very comfortable course with great Greens, played nine in an hour and half.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great for the money"


u000007310314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace fast greens need work staff is friendly will definitely li be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value and fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great little 9 hole course. Lots of variety and awesome value. Not crowded and plays in a little over and hour for 9 holes. Would play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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