Gilroy, California is famous for being the “The Garlic Capital of the World.” But it’s also an ideal destination for golf lovers, with mild year-round weather and several outstanding courses for players at all levels.
Eagle Ridge is Gilroy’s crown jewel, with 18 holes meticulously designed to incorporate the existing movement of the land, frequent natural water features, and spectacular views. Nearby, you’ll find Gilroy Municipal Golf Course, which has been dubbed the “Best 11 Hole Golf Course in the U.S.” Other excellent courses in the area include CordeValle, San Juan Oaks, and the beginner-friendly Gavilan College Golf Course.
After hitting the links, be sure you stay to explore the rest of Gilroy — you’ll soon discover there’s too much to do in just one day!
GOLF IN GILROY
Hit the links!
In Gilroy and surrounding communities, both experienced golfers and more casual players can enjoy the area’s many outstanding courses year-round.
Bolado Park Golf Club
7777 Airline Highway
Tres Pinos, CA
Bolado Park Golf Club is a 9-hole regulation length golf course in Tres Pinos, California. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Road
San Jose, CA
Come play golf at one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest daily fee public golf courses.
Located in the hills overlooking the Coyote Valley, in San Jose’s Silicon Valley. Cinnabar Hills Golf Club offers 27 magnificent holes, with 6 different 18-hole combinations.
CordeValle Golf and Country Club
1 Corde Valle Club Drive
San Martin, CA
Infused with country club charm and superb amenities. Tucked away in an intimate valley of rolling, tree-covered hills, deep-set canyons and sprawling meadowlands in California’s oldest wine-growing region. More than 1,700 acres of picturesque countryside in an extraordinary setting. It’s time to experience CordeValle.
Our award-winning golf course and resort not only attracts visitors from around the world that seek a deep sense of privacy and serenity, but also attracts an incredible range of championships including the PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, and an annual collegiate event.
Coyote Creek Golf Club
1 Coyote Creek Golf Drive
Morgan Hill, CA
The only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Bay Area open to the public.
Featuring two top-notch 18-hole golf courses, Coyote Creek is a golfer’s dream. This golf course in San Jose, California offers great views of rolling hills and sweeping meadows across the southern tip of the Silicon Valley. With lush manicured fairways and challenging greens, golfing at Coyote Creek golf course is nothing short of grand!
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
2951 Club Drive
Gilroy, CA 95020
The public venue’s 18 holes were meticulously designed by Ron Fream and David Dale to incorporate the existing movement of the land, frequent natural water features and spectacular views. Also, like many relatively upscale modern courses, six sets of tee boxes offer plenty of options, making the course range from 7,005 yards from the black tees to slightly more than 5,102 from the burgundy markers.Tree-lined, swelling fairways lead to multi-tiered greens that are protected by dramatic bunkering, a scattering of rocks and diverse water features. The layout is sprinkled with 92 bunkers, three lakes on two holes and creeks on seven holes. Yet it remains a fair-minded test to a variety of challengers.
Gavilan College Golf Course
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
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. The golf course 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 services.
Gilroy Golf Course
2695 Hecker Pass Highway
The Gilroy Municipal Golf Course has been dubbed the “Best 11-Hole Golf Course in the U.S.”. But don’t let the 11-hole thing scare you away!
This course can be played as a nine-hole course for a quick round during the day or you can challenge yourself with 18 holes. On the back nine, you play seven of the same holes that you played on the front nine, but from different lengths and angles, plus two different holes that you didn’t play the first time around. Hole #7 is an uphill par 5 with a double tier green, and hole #8 is a beautiful downhill par 3. On the back nine, you will go “around the hill” with two par 4’s (#16 and 17). The course is a par 70 (35 on each side) and can be played from 5,200 yards to just over 6,000 yards. Its serene setting in the still-unspoiled Uvas Valley makes you feel as you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
3800 Airline Highway
Our two, 18-hole courses were born out of one 18-hole course that was equally divided. The courses are tucked between the mountains and foothills of the Gabilan and Diablo Ranges – namesakes for our courses and meeting at the Pinnacles
San Juan Oaks
3285 Union Road
Are you ready to play a Fred Couples Signature Design Golf Course? San Juan Oaks Golf Club is the ultimate location for you next golf outing.
Find more information at www.visitgilroy.com.