Established in 1899, the San Jose Country Club is the fourth oldest golf club in Northern California. The course is truly unique to the Bay Area. Tom Nicoll, a Scottish-born professional and the club’s first head pro, designed it in 1912. John Harbottle, a classic golf course architect who likened the course to Gleneagles and noted that the course was "a touch of Scotland," renovated it eighty-eight years later.
San Jose Country Club is known for its love of the game of golf and has a history steeped in tradition and golfing honors. The Club is a founding member of the NCGA and has turned out many champions through the years. Eddie Duino was the most famous Club pro, who was "Club Professional of the Year" in 1959. He gave lessons to Roger Maltbie, Ken Venturi, and Congressman Don Edwards, who are honorary members today. Ernie Pieper, whose swing was most compared to Bobby Jones, and of whom Jones purportedly referred to as "the man with a near-perfect swing," won 15 Santa Clara County Championships. Through the years, the long list of golf pros and celebrities who have enjoyed our course include Ben Hogan, Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Johnny Miller, and Fred Couples.
The Club provides many golf and social activities, in a family friendly environment of mutual respect, friendship, and camaraderie. Members use the clubhouse and dining facilities for business luncheons, off-site meetings, and casual and formal dining with a spectacular view of Silicon Valley.