Nestled in the countryside of San Martin, California, just 30 minutes south of San Jose, CordeValle is a golf lover's dream and the ultimate choice for a golf vacation. Featuring a 260-acre, 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the California golf resort has garnered some of America's most prestigious golf recognition including:
Golfweek 2010: Best Courses You Can Play, no. 7 in California
Golf.com 2010: Premier Resorts: Best in Your Area: California's Best Golf, no. 4 & Best Lodging, no. 2
Golf Digest 2009: Best State Course, no. 28, America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, no. 60, The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, no. 21
Featuring unobstructed views of radiant natural beauty with dramatic contours and elevation changes, this 18-hole, 7,169-yard, par 72 golf course makes innovative use of Northern California's hillsides, canyons and broad meadows. Reflecting the belief that championship golf courses are not built just for professional tournaments, CordeValle offers an impressive variety of play. What can be a serious challenge from the back tees can become fun and friendly from the regular and forward tees. Like the world's great courses, it takes on a different theme each time it is played. The ability to incorporate different strategies and club selections throughout the course will make every round a delightful new adventure. A Preferred Golf Property
Destined to be the equal of the world's finest golf courses, CordeValle is the outstanding accomplishment of a designer who is part visionary, part outdoorsman and part golf enthusiast. Given free reign to design CordeValle's championship golf course, renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. created what many consider one of his greatest masterpieces. CordeValle's 18-hole, 7,169 yard par 72 championship golf course takes on a different theme each time it is played.
Situated on 270 acres of gently rolling terrain in a pastoral California valley, the course utilizes the natural elevation changes of its peaks and canyons, enhanced by broad meadows, streams, striking sycamore and mature California oak trees. The land surrounding the course is part of a private preserve with over 1,000 protected acres, unencumbered by residential or commercial development.
The course features multiple tees and approach angles for varying degrees of difficulty. Strategically placed bunkers with challenging bays, fingers and folds establish the character of the course. An elevation change of approximately 150 feet over the entire 18 holes makes it walkable for the golf purist and demands different strategies and club selections throughout.
The CordeValle management team is committed to providing year-round, tournament-level golf course conditioning and the highest level of personal service and club amenities to its members and guests. Golf facilities include a comprehensive learning center directed by PGA professionals, advanced practice grounds including a multiple-tee, all grass range with target greens and a special short game area for chipping, pitching, putting and sand play. In addition, practice putting greens are located near the first and tenth tees.
"The location had so many great possibilities that it was difficult to decide which to choose," commented Jones. "CordeValle is one of those pure 'core golf' experiences. It is perhaps my finest golf course creation," he added.