Gilroy Golf Course

3.8782941176 3.9 stars from 5 (160)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 160 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

142 out of 156 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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"Not a bad hillside course hidden in the hills"


dgupta5150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cool place to play in the bay area. It's very hilly but offers nice views and some good challenges.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I Like This Course"


mkimura123's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is not a classy course but a very friendly one with plenty of holes to use your driver without losing all your balls.. The staff treats like family. I always look forward to seeing Bruce. The prices are good and course in reasonable condition. The cart paths always need work but at least you can drive out onto all the fairways except par 3s.

Mike


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Gilroy Golf Course, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the California Santa Clara County area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


David8897833's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 07/03/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are always looking to improve and would welcome any additional feedback that you might have.

"A fun few hours."


MmediumM's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not in the best condition but it’s a course you can go hit some balls around and use every club in the bag. It’s cheap, carts included, fast pace of play most of the time and is always fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Gilroy Golf Course on 06/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"great day .Great Game"


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 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy going to Gilroy golf course ,Don and Butch and all the staff are so nice and friendly to me. I had a good game 47 on the front { Hadn't golfed in a while]. The back nine got a little better 41. All and all a good day and lots of fun as usual there at Gilroy Golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course at a fair price"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gilroy Muni is a great 11 hole course that will challenge you with uphill holes like #7 and fun elevated tee boxes like #8. Most greens were in good condition and the staff is friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value Fun Course"


u274799744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff greeted us and gave us a few tips regarding the course. The course was well maintained and challenging... this Golf Now price was a great value and we had a great time on the course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2018

Thanks for leaving us such a nice review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our staff and course. We work hard to make sure everyone leaves happy and it's nice to be appreciated. Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon.



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 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"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


Commented on 05/24/2018

Welcome back to the course. It's great to hear you enjoyed your latest visit to Gilroy. It's even better to hear you had such a good game. Thanks again and we will see you again soon.



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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Commented on 05/24/2018

Thanks for the great rating. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Gilroy. We hope you'll visit us again soon.



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
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: 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


Commented on 05/24/2018

Thanks for leaving such a nice review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our staff while visiting the course. It's also great to hear you recommend the course to beginners. It can be hard to introduce people to the game! Thanks again and we hope you'll visit us soon.


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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