San Jose Country Club was established in 1899 as the Linda Vista Country Club. In the last five years of the 1800's, the U.S. Golf Association’s membership grew from 5 to 168 clubs. Linda Vista Country Club 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 Golf Club two years later. Loosely translated, in Spanish Linda Vista means "pretty view."


The Linda Vista Country Club laid the foundation for the great 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. 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. Later, golf course architect, Bill Love renovated the bunkers of San Jose Country Club in 2014.


As a Founding member of the Northern California Golf Association, San Jose Country Club has turned out many champions through the years such as 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", Eddie Duino who gave lessons to Roger Maltbie and Ken Venturi, Jack and Eli Bariteau, Hank Lucente, Greg Galasso, and Gary and Barbara Vandeweghe to name just a few. Many golf celebrities have also enjoyed the challenge and subtle design of the San Jose Country Club golf course, Snead, Hogan, Nelson, Walter Hagen, Babe Didrickson-Zaharias, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Patty Berg, Gene Sarazen, Johnny Miller, Julie Inkster, Patty Sheehan, and Fred Couples, again, to just name a few.


The San Jose Country Club has grown up with a rich history and tradition still followed today. Competitive golf in a friendly social environment promoting camaraderie and friendship.



Thomas Cowie

Tournament Director

TPI Certified Level 1

Phone: 669.244.1373


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