Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Located about an hour from both the Monterey Peninsula and the San Francisco Bay area is Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy, a city known as the "Garlic Capital of the World" and just east of Santa Cruz. Eagle Ridge's 18 holes of modern-designed championship golf are set amongst the oak forest foothills since it opened in 2000. The golf course features six sets of tee boxes, 92 bunkers, three lakes, seven creeks and also features many multi-tiered greens so it can play as challenging as golfers of any skill level would like. Eagle Ridge Golf Club also features full practice, restaurant and clubhouse facilities.
|White (W)||72||6290 yards||76.8||143|
|Yellow (W)||72||5959 yards||75.2||138|
|Green (W)||72||5546 yards||73.3||133|
|Burgundy (W)||72||5102 yards||70.7||125|
|Black M: 74.5/145||348||162||378||576||457||156||513||409||452||3451||404||428||438||228||600||330||166||549||411||3554||7005|
|Blue M: 73.3/141||331||147||362||553||433||146||486||402||433||3293||381||404||433||207||566||308||148||528||397||3372||6665|
|White M: 71.6/134 W: 77.6/144||318||134||348||536||394||130||464||381||404||3109||357||385||416||189||547||290||132||493||372||3181||6290|
|Yellow M: 69.9/131 W: 75.4/141||301||120||330||512||378||115||452||363||372||2943||343||376||402||166||519||270||116||472||352||3016||5959|
|Burgundy M: 66.1/123 W: 71.7/124||286||106||290||440||323||99||427||302||328||2601||250||341||362||136||444||236||99||421||296||2585||5186|
All the bunkers need total repair in fact all the bunkers have ground under repair signs and it had been that way for quite sometime, the course is in good condition.
Challenging and not rewarding
The greens are nice but to get on on many holes is difficult to say the least. Covered by trees, bogs, nasty sand traps that do not have sand, but dead plants and weeds. The course needs to be trimmed back to make it a little more golfer non pro friendly.
I am a +20 player and struggle with spending a lot of money to go hack up a course, so I always try to find a round of golf for under $40. That being said, I would spend more than that to play here. Very challenging, but forgiving at the same time. Yeah the bunkers are horrible but hey, just stay away from them! It's not like you're paying what it cost to play Pebble and they're junk. Twilight rate is really good, staff is very friendly. Have been and will continue to come back!
A Formerly Great Golf Course
I have been playing Eagle Ridge for seven or eight years and always considered it one of my favorites. But it has been horribly neglected as of late. Half the bunkers have signs saying under repair and they are filled with weeds. The tee boxes are torn up and weedy. The trails between holes are overgrown with weeds. Why? This is a fantastic course - challenging, long, and in a beautiful setting. But it looks like no one is taking care of it. What a disappointment, I loved this course and always felt it was a treat to get to play there. I played today at 4:30, and there were only a few cars in the parking lot and I only saw one other player on the course. The good news is I played 18 holes in three hours from the pro tees.
Bunkers in sad shape
It was surprising to see the course condition has deteriorated. About 98% of the bunkers were unplayable, “ground under repair”. Many of the tee boxes had grass weeds. The fairway and green side rough had weed growth out of control. This is worst course condition I have encountered having played here before. The course layout is challenging yet fun but the course condition made it something less than desirable, despite the GolfNow hot deal,
Eagle Ridge Golf Club 1st visit
Approximately 80% of the bunkers were “under repair”. and per the staff if your ball landed in one of these marked bunkers you could take relief without penalty. This completely changes the game and not for the better in my opinion. There were a lot of large overgrown weeds in most of the bunkers nor did I see any grounds keepers tending to the bunkers which led me to believe that no repairs were being made. I will call ahead of time to confirm the bunkers have been brought to repair before booking here again.
The course was really nice. But some players were so selfish. Many players were waiting due to selfish players.
Fun and challenging course.. Beautiful course and location.
The bunkers have been the worst I've seen in the north bay area, They say their working on them.
It was a mud hole, raining, behind a tournament, 3 hours to play 9 holes, not fun.
I played here many times since the course was opened. I actually played with Johnny Miller when he opened the course and 19 years ago and he would be ashamed that his name is associated with a course in this type of condition. Granted it rained the day before but I’ve played enough golf in my life time to know when a course is properly maintained during the rainy season. I was warned before playing this course about how bad the conduit was that it was in but I could not believe how bad it actually was. Almost every buncker was deemed ground under repair you could tell that the fairways had not been sanded to soak up the moisture in some time driving range was mats only carts don’t have GPS and good luck finding a sprinkler head for yardage. I have a soft spot for this course because I played with Johnny but unfortunately I will not be going back. Plenty of other courses in the South Bay to get you money’s worth....RIP Eagle Ridge...RIP
Sadness at Eagle Ridge
I am super disappointed with the service and conditon of the course resently. Checking in was like checking into millitary facility. Asking for name and a conformation number. Are you fing kidding. Out of all the my times making a ttime this was the first time asked other than my last name and time. And its not like the place is packed. We finally got through the MP guard and carts loaded up then returning to starter to get the run down on local rules today. Well it turns out all of the sand bunkers over grown like a waste area and played as Ground under Repair which helps by dropping outside of the hazard. The course overall fairways and rough was not kept up for days and this was really sad for once a pristine track for target golf. So if you want to just dink around and care about your score the experience some race discrimination while checking, play here. This was probably our last time at Eagle.
Great layout except for traps!
Course is in good condition, however, the sand traps were horrendous!!
It is a very tough course. The greens are fast and have many subtle breaks. It is fun to play despite the difficulty. The views are great. The course layout is interesting. The greens and fairways are in great condition.
Great and challenge Gc
Wow, this is for no beginner. Very challenge and interesting. You have to think strategically and better have a good course management. Otherwise, need to bring lots of ball. Love this GC
Great bones, can’t wait for bunkers to be fixed.
It’s a fun course with a lot of character and some great views. Good price, but when I played the course it was pretty wet, so it was cartpath only.
When the bunkers are fixed and the weather is nice it will be one of the best public courses in the area.
Worth the drive
Eagle Ridge is always in great shape, the staff is nice, greens are very fast and we'll maintained. They are working on some of the bunkers so expect some maintenance issues there. Overall it's a great course that I would recommend to anyone wanting a real challenge. (Not for the beginning golfer, this is a lot of golf course!)
Nice layout. A typical Johnny Miller course, a little challenging but very picturesque. The sand bunkers were in poor shape but overall I like the course.