Silver Creek Valley Country Club

★★☆☆☆
  • 5460 Country Club Pkwy

    San Jose, CA 95138

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  • 408-239-5888

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Be VERY careful about signing up for a membership here. Make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into. If you ever want to leave, you are STUCK paying monthly dues and assessments until someone else finally "buys" your membership. They don't care if you lost your job, got divorced, moved away, whatever.

And how motivated can they really be to sell your membership? As long as they don't, they get to continue receiving your money with no corresponding wear and tear and service usage of the facilities. It's a complete conflict of interest.

A friend of mine has been on the sellers waiting list since moving away in *2011*. When she joined initially, they totally downplayed and minimized this risk, implying that selling your membership if necessary would be quick and easy, no real concern. As it turns out, SCVCC doesn't care that my friend can't use the club anymore, they just want the money.

There's another negative review on Yelp with someone else who had the same issue, not being able to sell their membership for three years.

Apparently SCVCC has received so many complaints about this practice, that they finally added a "walk away" clause to their by-laws, but it still requires that you give up your "equity" (the $3,000 or whatever you paid for your membership), as well as 12 months written notice, during which time you must continue to pay your monthly dues, regardless of how long you've been on the sellers waiting list.

March 2015 is when the first sellers can finally walk away under this new rule, and SCVCC decided that January 2015 was the perfect time for a special assessment of over $3,500 to improve their facilities. So anyone who walks away loses their equity, all the dues that have gone down the drain since they needed to leave the club for whatever reason, AND this special assessment on top of everything else.

The SCVCC Director of Membership & Marketing replied to the review I posted on their fb page. She apologized and offered to discuss the situation in greater detail.

It sounded very nice, and I tried to contact her, but other than offering to schedule a meeting with me to help me understand "how membership(s) at a Country Club work", she has refused to address the situation with me or respond further in any way.

My friend gave SCVCC permission to discuss her situation with me, but apparently SCVCC doesn't want their members to have any help with situations like these, other than from a lawyer.

My friend has asked the director of membership repeatedly for a copy of her original contract, and now SCVCC is just stonewalling and refusing to give it to her or even respond with some explanation as to why they won't.

Congratulations, SCVCC board of directors: profits are up!

This racquet club is a total racket.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be VERY careful about signing up for a membership here. Make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into. If you ever want to leave, you are STUCK paying monthly dues and assessments until someone else finally "buys" your membership. They don't care if you lost your job, got divorced, moved away, whatever.

And how motivated can they really be to sell your membership? As long as they don't, they get to continue receiving your money with no corresponding wear and tear and service usage of the facilities. It's a complete conflict of interest.

A friend of mine has been on the sellers waiting list since moving away in *2011*. When she joined initially, they totally downplayed and minimized this risk, implying that selling your membership if necessary would be quick and easy, no real concern. As it turns out, SCVCC doesn't care that my friend can't use the club anymore, they just want the money.

There's another negative review on Yelp with someone else who had the same issue, not being able to sell their membership for three years.

Apparently SCVCC has received so many complaints about this practice, that they finally added a "walk away" clause to their by-laws, but it still requires that you give up your "equity" (the $3,000 or whatever you paid for your membership), as well as 12 months written notice, during which time you must continue to pay your monthly dues, regardless of how long you've been on the sellers waiting list.

March 2015 is when the first sellers can finally walk away under this new rule, and SCVCC decided that January 2015 was the perfect time for a special assessment of over $3,500 to improve their facilities. So anyone who walks away loses their equity, all the dues that have gone down the drain since they needed to leave the club for whatever reason, AND this special assessment on top of everything else.

The SCVCC Director of Membership & Marketing replied to the review I posted on their fb page. She apologized and offered to discuss the situation in greater detail.

It sounded very nice, and I tried to contact her, but other than offering to schedule a meeting with me to help me understand "how membership(s) at a Country Club work", she has refused to address the situation with me or respond further in any way.

My friend gave SCVCC permission to discuss her situation with me, but apparently SCVCC doesn't want their members to have any help with situations like these, other than from a lawyer.

My friend has asked the director of membership repeatedly for a copy of her original contract, and now SCVCC is just stonewalling and refusing to give it to her or even respond with some explanation as to why they won't.

Congratulations, SCVCC board of directors: profits are up!

This racquet club is a total racket.

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I have a Friend who is a member and I play in their member-guest tournament every year. Silver Creek Valley CC does an excellent job maintaining the course and catering to members and guest needs. The course is challenging for all levels of play. Greens are always firm and fast. The undulating hills of the Silver Creek area put shot making at a premium. When the wind blows the course grows some serious teeth. After a nice round, the clubhouse greets you with a cozy bar area, big screen TV's and friendly staff. If you have the opportunity to go as someone's guest, just do it. If you're in San Jose looking for a club to join SCVCC is a must see.

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I have a Friend who is a member and I play in their member-guest tournament every year. Silver Creek Valley CC does an excellent job maintaining the course and catering to members and guest needs. The course is challenging for all levels of play. Greens are always firm and fast. The undulating hills of the Silver Creek area put shot making at a premium. When the wind blows the course grows some serious teeth. After a nice round, the clubhouse greets you with a cozy bar area, big screen TV's and friendly staff. If you have the opportunity to go as someone's guest, just do it. If you're in San Jose looking for a club to join SCVCC is a must see.

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