Private Club Network Reminder

Private Club Network
This is a reminder to Sierra View Country Club members that we are a part of the Private Club Network which gives you access to hundreds of private golf courses and country clubs in the United States and Canada. And don’t forget to mention this gem of a fact to your friends when you are talking to them about why they should join Sierra View.

The Private Club Network adds so much value to any private country clubs’ members who travel beyond their home town golf club. Imagine having the privilege of playing your choice of exquisite golf courses which are members of this network. And it really works. Last fall my husband and I visited family in San Diego and prior to going there, we contacted the Private Club Network to arrange golf for us at a beautiful course in the area. Beautiful is not even the right word. It was breathtaking. And on checking in at the pro shop, we were given the same respect and consideration as that country club’s own members are given. It was terrific.

On the Private Club Network’s website you will find more details on how you can take advantage of this benefit of your membership at Sierra View. Unlike the Gold Card Program, where you arrange tee times at other clubs through our Pro Jim Salazar, you communicate directly with the Private Club Network concierge staff or directly through the website. You can download their brochure here.

Cost for Golf in the Private Club Network?

I know you are wondering what it costs to play ¬†the courses in the Private Club Network. The answer is “it varies.” Each club in the network sets their own fees, which range from $25 to $250. As I recall, we paid $65 per player in San Diego which included a cart. And we were treated like royalty for that exceptional rate!

If you are a person who uses Twitter, you can follow @PrivateClubNtwk to stay on top of what’s happening. New clubs are added all the time.

What is the derivation of the term Country Club?

Country Club now within City

Have you ever wondered about the derivation of the term “Country Club”? At a meeting last evening, our General Manager, John Welch, talked about the importance of a Country Club to the community of Roseville. He went on to explain that Country Clubs typically originally were planned¬†outside the environs of east coast cities, as a way for Club members to escape the stress and congestion of the big city and get out into the countryside. Interestingly enough, when Sierra View Country Club was formed in the 1950s, the land absolutely was on the fringe of the city. Alta Vista Avenue, our entrance street, was then the northernmost street in Old Roseville. Sierra View was truly a club in the country!

Country Clubs first began in Scotland a very long time ago. The first Country Club in the United States was built in the late 1700s. According to the United States Golf Association, the first Country Club in the United States was the Country Club of Charleston (South Carolina), established in 1786 and still going strong.

Wikipedia makes an interesting statement in their online post describing what a Country Club is. This free encyclopedia makes mention of the impact that Country Clubs have had on the suburbanization of cities, and that Country Clubs are considered to be the precursors to the concept of gated communities. If you look at the growth of Roseville, you’ll see that it expanded way beyond the boundaries of Sierra View, way beyond the center of Old Downtown Roseville, and gated communities were built within a mile of our front entrance.