The city of Gilroy is well-known as the Garlic Capital of the World, but over the years it has also earned the moniker Gateway to the Central Coast. Its location within an hour’s drive of the Bay Area and the Monterey Peninsula makes it an ideal gathering place for an abundance of Northern California golfers.
That’s where Eagle Ridge Golf Club comes in, and the rolling layout’s setting within the oak-studded foothills has delighted countless players during its more than seventeen years of existence.
Ron Fream and David Dale meticulously designed the public venue’s 18 holes to incorporate the existing movement of the land, frequent natural water features and spectacular views. And 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.
Eagle Ridge has notably been named among the top “50 Women Friendly Courses” by Golf for Women Magazine and is among a ranking of the ” Top Ten Golf Courses in the Silicon Valley.” The course also received a “Four Star Rating” from Golf Digest Magazine. The course has also been a qualifying site for the USGA Public Links, USGA Women’s Open, PGA Champions Tour Siebel Classic and numerous NCGA qualifiers.
During the recent update work on our golf course, we changed the slope of the surface at holes 8 and 7. The competition here should now be much more enjoyable. We want to thank our friends for the mini digger hire, without which none of this would have been possible.
Eagle Ridge Golf Club is a peaceful, private golf club offering world-class golf courses and unparalleled memberships that are perfect for everyone.