Landmarks of Santa Teresa in San Jose, CA
Santa Teresa Golf Club
260 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119
Tel: (408) 225-2650
The Santa Teresa Golf Club, built in the early 1960s, was renovated in the mid 1990s. This public golf course, which stretches across 6,745 yards, is located right outside the South entrance of the Santa Teresa County Park (see below). The par 71 club has a 9-hole and a 18-hole course built around 3 small lakes. The Santa Teresa Golf Club is renowned in the Bay Area for its par 3 short courses with challenging water hazards and sand traps. Daily fees during weekdays are at $40 and $60 during the week-end. The Golf Club hosts the San Jose Golf Championship every year in August, open to all Golfers with a USGA of 6.7 or less.
Santa Teresa County Park
260 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119-1899
Tel: (408) 225-0225
1,627 acres Santa Teresa County Park, located at the South end of the Santa Teresa Hills, is the top destination of Santa Teresa residents and one of the most visited spots in San Jose. The park offers a large selection of recreational activities, which range from horseback riding, hiking and bicycling, but is mostly renowned for its trails from which one enjoys breathtaking views of Silicon Valley, from Almaden Valley all the way up to Santa Clara. Visitors usually picnic in the Pueblo Day Use area which can accomodate up to 170 cars. A famous spot of the Santa Teresa County Park is the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch (aka the Rancho Santa Teresa) is a historic Ranch, which re-opened to the public in 2002, after intensive renovation. The ranch, founded in 1826 by Jose Joaquin Bernal, homes to many Spanish farmers and Ohlone Indians, used to supply fruits, dairy products and spring water to nearby Santa Teresa residents and neighborhoods as far away as Downtown San Jose.
The Santa Teresa County Park is open all year round from 8am to sunset.