San Jose Country Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6225 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 15571 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, California 95127, Santa Clara County
  • (408) 258-3636
  • (408) 929-0442

Year built: 1912
Architect(s): Tom Nicoll (1912), A. W. Tillinghast (1936), John Harbottle III (1997), Ed Seay (1977), Willie Watson (1925), Bill Love (2014)
Type: Private
Greens: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6225 yards 71.2 132
White 70 5933 yards 69.9 128
White (W) 73 5933 yards 74.5 131
Red (W) 73 5492 yards 71.9 128
Red 72 5492 yards 67.9 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Nice course"

u9132771's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a course you don’t want to miss. Among the many courses in the Bay Area, this course has some unique features and challenges. It is well maintained to a good condition.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"Outstanding Old-School Design"

Ryan6872537's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course has grown on me very much, to the point where I appreciate it more each time I play. If you judge a course by the scorecard, length, slope and rating, your expectations of SJCC will be very far from reality. The course is short, but the hilliness makes almost every hole play a lot longer. The greens are TINY and very very difficult due to a lot of contour. This is old-style golf at it's best. Shot values are very high, and if your short iron game is not spot-on, you will find yourself with some very difficult short-game shots and putts. A wonderful Tillinghast course.

That said, the value for the membership could be a lot better. SJCC advertises itself as a "great golfing value," and it's not a bad deal, but it's certainly not cheap to play.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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