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 Golf Club 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 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 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! www.visitgilroy.com