With over a century of rich golfing history and tradition, San Jose Country Club is a family-oriented Private Club that provides a unique environment in which members, families, and guests enjoy a superior and challenging golf experience, and can participate in memorable social and recreational experiences.
Please contact Kathleen Knudsen, our Membership Sales Director for membership pricing and additional information: Kathleen@sanjosecountryclub.org
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.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ida Pieracci. Ida passed away on Saturday, December 15th, 2018. We at San Jose Country Club will remember her always.
This is a message written by Dustin Cohen, the creator of this wonderful video of Ida which he posted on Instagram. I just got word that Ida Pieracci passed away on Saturday. She was an absolute legend and I am grateful that I got to spend a little time with her capturing her spirit. Depending on who you ask, Ida was 106 or 107. Today, I'm remembering Ida and her advice about the key to a long, happy life: "Just being a good kid!"
Its been several years since our son, Dustin Cohen, a photographer and director in New York, spent some time interviewing and filming our beloved Ida Pieracci. After more than four hours of filming, on a chilly, misty morning, this short but very sweet film was produced. We think it captures Ida's essence and love of life (and golf).
The film quickly won accolades from around the world and the golf world. To date more than 1.5 million views have been registered. A senior related news outlet called the Senior Planet had this to say: “Meet Ida. When Dustin Cohen made this very short film about her, she was 101 and playing golf four or five times a week. “I practically own this course,” she says with a sense of humor that’s light as air.”
Dustin tells the Daily Mail in England, “I worked on the piece for a while, trying to keep it pretty short, fun and sweet - a nice, easy watch to make people smile.” News outlets around the world and country took notice as did the LPGA and the San Francisco Chronicle, which did its own article after viewing the film.
Barbara and I hope it makes you smile and that you enjoy the short film as much we do. A special thanks to Jerry Pieracci and San Jose Country Club for helping make this possible. If you'd like to see more of Dustin's films and photos, please go to: dustincohen.com
See you on the course.
Barbara and David Cohen