Silver Creek Valley Country Club Awarded Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by The BoardRoom magazine

Silver Creek Valley Country Club Awarded Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by The BoardRoom magazine

San Jose, Calif. (January 26, 2016)Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif., announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club of the World award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program conducted by The BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs.

For fine private clubs that operate at the highest standards, The BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Clubs award program uses a club-specific rating system that recognizes the club, its management, and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and evaluation process that distills and measures a club’s member experience. As such, the rating system used by Distinguished Clubs is different from any that has come before, and with it, the private club industry now has the means to identify the top private clubs based on the most important aspect – “member experience.”

“I am very proud of the associates we have here at Silver Creek Valley Country Club and appreciate the support the board and members give us in managing their beautiful amenities,” said Barrett Eiselman, general manager, Silver Creek Valley Country Club. “Being affiliated with some of the most recognizable and respected clubs in the world is humbling and we are truly grateful for this recognition and award.”

As defined by Distinguished Clubs, member experience is that special combination of qualities that a private club provides its members. It is not just the quality of service, or of the facilities, or of the product provided, it is also the quality of the staff and of the management, as well as the overall club governance they deliver. The most important quality, however, is the quality of the intangible. While difficult to measure, the latter is comprised of those magic moments experienced, the members befriended, the memorable events and famous tournaments attended, as well as the club traditions, history, and heritage proudly recognized.

“A couple years ago, the Silver Creek Valley Country Club’s board of directors set its sights on becoming one of Northern California’s premier private clubs,” said Mike LaBarbera, Silver Creek Valley’s club president. “This Emerald distinction from The Boardroom magazine certifies that the moves we are making from key management hires to an extensive renovation plan, are putting us well on the way towards achieving our goal.”

Boardroom magazine developed the Distinguished Clubs of the World award program to recognize and share – with the private club industry as a whole – what it is that Distinguished Clubs do differently, and to do so with the specific goal of improving the member experience at every private club, and thereby helping to preserve the institution of private clubs for many future generations.

“We’d like to congratulate Silver Creek Valley Country Club for earning Distinguished Emerald Club status,” said John Fornaro, Publisher of The BoardRoom magazine. “Special recognition also goes out to Silver Creek Valley Country Club’s general manger, Barrett Eiselman, as well as the club’s board of directors, its department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience.”

The BoardRoom magazine is the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors and is published in print and digital formats, and shipped to 27 countries worldwide. The BoardRoom magazine is now widely viewed as the most respected and influential magazine in the private club industry.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club is San Jose’s largest and most striking private golf and country club. Situated atop hills overlooking the golf course, lakeside waterfalls, and the Evergreen and Silicon Valleys, the 34,000 square-foot clubhouse is currently under a multi-million dollar enhancement. The club also features a Sports Pavilion, which includes a beautiful tennis complex, fitness center and two swimming pools.

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Barrett Eiselman
General Manager & COO
Silver Creek Valley Country Club