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Nvidia wins first ever Innovation Cup golf tournament 
at Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, Calif. (September 20, 2021) – Nvidia, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based technology company, won the inaugural Innovation Cup on Thursday, September 9th at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif. A total of 22 Silicon Valley and Bay Area technology companies fielded four-person teams and competed in the 18-hole tournament to determine the best tech golfers in the region.  With a score of 28-under par, Nvidia took home the Innovation Cup trophy as well as all-important bragging rights. Some of the other tech firms to take part in the tournament included Google, Apple, Tesla, Facebook and Oracle.

Innovation Cup participants were treated to lunch, golf, dinner and entertainment. The event was free to play in, with spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plans are already underway for the 2022 Innovation Cup (date to be determined), with several 2021 tournament participants already committing to the event.

Silver Creek Valley CC

“We received tremendous feedback from participants and can’t thank everyone enough for playing in the inaugural Innovation Cup,” said Silver Creek Valley Country Club General Manager Barrett Eiselman. “We’re planning to make this an annual event and hope to see even more technology companies participate in the years to come.”

Nestled in the foothills of the Silver Creek Valley region among magnificent oak trees, a meandering creek, wetlands, and native grass areas, the golf course was designed to coexist with the scenic natural environment. Originally designed by Ted Robinson in 1992, the Silver Creek Valley golf course was renovated by award-winning architect Mike Strantz in 2002. 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 Silicon Valley, the 34,000 square-foot clubhouse underwent a multi-million-dollar enhancement project in 2016. The club also features a Sports Pavilion, which includes a beautiful tennis complex, fitness center and two swimming pools.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, and is a Boardroom Magazine “Distinguished Emerald Club” representing the best-of-the-best in private clubs.

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit

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