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San Jose Country Club
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San Jose Country Club

15651 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose,California,95127
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(408) 258-3636
Detailed description

San Jose Country Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in in the lower elevations of the Diablo Range east of San Jose, California.

The golf course at San Jose Country Club first opened for play in 1899 as the Linda Vista Country Club. The course was originally designed by Tom Nicoll (1912), a Scottish-born professional and the Club's first head pro, with renovations by A.W. Tillinghast (1936), and John Harbottle (1997). Harbottle thought that the course has "a touch of Scotland", likening it to Gleneagles. Linda Vista emerged during an amazing cross-country buildup of golf courses. In the last five years of the 1800's, the U.S. golf Associations membership grew from 5 to 168 clubs. Linda Vista was the eighth course to open in California and the fourth in the Bay Area, preceded only by the Burlingame Country Club (1893), and the San Francisco Golf Club and The Presidio two years later. Loosely translated, in Spanish Linda Vista means "pretty view." The Linda Vista Country Club laid the foundation for the championship golf tradition that has carried through over a century at San Jose Country Club. On July 12, 1912, a Charter was drawn up for the San Jose Country Club.

Par for the golf course at San Jose Country Club is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6225 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5492 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 16, a par-5 that plays to 536 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 145 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 17, a 516 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 7, a 159 yard par-3.