The Villages Golf & Country Club, a 55+ leisure living community, is situated in the beautiful Evergreen foothills of San Jose, California. Although The Villages is a private, secluded, gated community, it is part of Silicon Valley and the tenth largest city in the United States. Established on the site of a former hillside vineyard and winery, the 2,309 condominiums and 227 single-family homes nestle into 1,200 acres of lush landscaping and sparkling lakes set against a picture-perfect background of natural beauty.
The focal point of The Villages is the spectacular championship golf course with its Pro Shop and elegant Clubhouse and restaurant, plus a leisure Bistro & Bar/Outdoor Patio dining experience. In addition to the golf courses, there are four swimming pools and spas, six tennis courts and a fitness center. But the fun doesn’t stop there; The Villages has something for every one of its 4,000 residents. There are more than 60 clubs and organizations, a full calendar of activities, fine arts, personal gardening plots, stables, bocce courts and numerous facilities.
The Villages Golf and Country Club not only has glorious views of the surrounding hills, it actually owns 450 acres of them, all the way up to 2300-foot peaks, overlooking Mount Hamilton and its observatories. No wonder that early residents started to explore this wonderful natural area, using existing farm tracks. Over the years a network of over 10 miles of trails was developed, benches and picnic tables were placed in strategic locations and trail signs placed at all intersections. To accomplish all this, The Villages Hiking Club was formed and has flourished ever since.