Gilroy Golf Course

3.9538705882 4.0 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6004 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 68.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6004 yards 68.7 112
Green 72 5320 yards 70.1 110

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 152 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

135 out of 148 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals 9-hole rounds seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Great game"


Duckbag's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was really happy to see since I haven't been toGilroy golf course in 2 months ,They have really been taking care of the course and the greens are so much better now. I shot a 40 on first 9 and 42 on back 9 . Good day I was very happy!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



TheKapp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


u9057456's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
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First time playing here and what a surprise. Course is great! Well maintained and a lot of fun! I’ll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for beginners!"


u000007006663's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a nicely maintained course. Rate of play is average. Views are fantastic. I really enjoyed playing this course, the staff was very helpful. I recommend this course for beginners as well as intermediate players wanting to work on their game!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Started well but got windy on back 9"


Duckbag's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fairly good day on the first 9 but of the tee on 10 was windy 11 , 12 , 13 & 14 . I did finish with a beautiful off the green put on 18 for par. That was about 30 feet woohoo Yay for me


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 01/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Gilroy Golf Course in the Gilroy California area, and for the 3 stars. We appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Exceptional for the price."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been to this golf course atleast 30 or so times and its never boring , if you can play decent there I guarantee you will play better at other courses. Great place to help sharpen your game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I was on fire :)"


Duckbag's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I shot very many unbelievable shots one after another .My driver and 3 wood were of the charts .I almost landed on the green twice in 2 on hole 4 thus I birdied it two times Woohoo. It was a great day I shot a 79!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


u217915637's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was only my second time playing this course and for it being a Muni Course I found the conditions are great. The Greens are in great shape and I will definitely keep coming back. The staff is friendly and accommodating

I recommend this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value course!"


lancefuruyama808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've seen a couple of reviews that mention the staff being rude, which I haven't seen in the 4 months that I've been playing there.

As a matter of fact, I would say that the staff is one of the brighter spots of the course, along with well-manicured greens. The only exception to the nice greens would be #4.

Pace of play can be an issue at times, so this isn't the course to play if you have obligations after the round.

Forced carries over deep greenside bunkers on the first couple of holes can wreck your scorecard early....you can bail out to the right for an easy up-and-down, in case you don't draw the ball back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I like it"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s a bit rough out there, but very playable. Some spotty greens, but it’s that time of year. I enjoy the heck out of the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 11/17/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Gilroy Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are ecstatic to hear that you greatly enjoy playing our golf course, and we hope you will continue to see improvements in the course conditions. It also looks like your round was a great value for you, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our course, in the San Francisco area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Monday afternoon golf session"


micele's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Great value for the money, friendly staff and great food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



zz1958zz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Staff worker was so rude :("


Duckbag's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

He basically got upset with me for coming an hour early. I wanted to putt and hit range balls. Told me "I WASN'T WELCOME" because I used GolfNow.com! He made me very upset and ruined my day because I was calm and happy until this RUDE staff member basically told me to leave in so many words because I was a burden to other golfers and to Gilroy Golfs finances because I used Golf Now .com. Then to boot they had just arreiated the greens and the conditions were horrible there. I called GolfNow.com and reported this RUDE staff member and told them I wanted to go home and cancel my tee time. The very kind gentleman that I spoke to at GolfNow.com said he was very sorry and for me not to go home he would talk to the Pro and he gave me my rounds on GolfNow.com FREE. He made my day a little better but had a bad game because of that RUDE staff member you know the new guy there "A" I WON"T BE GOING BACK THERE UNTIL I GET A CALL FROM THE PRO knowing he handled the RUDE staff member he hired!!! and hopefully FIRED!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Average day"


Duckbag's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing to right home about. Had a couple really long drives for me on * almost drove the green on 6 drove in front of the Big Tree WOW. On 18 drove short of the green pitched on about 23 feet away from the hole and had a FANTASTIC straight PUTT RIGHT IN THE HOLE for "PAR"


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Gilroy Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are very happy to hear that you had some fantastic shots during your round with us and were able to enjoy yourself! Thank you for recommending our course in the Gilroy, CA area and we hope to see you back with us again soon!


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