Rosewood CordeValle Welcomes New Golf Leadership Team

February 23, 2017

Lloyd Martindale and Brett Thornsbury Join Resort’s Award-Winning Golf Program

Rosewood CordeValle in San Martin, CA has appointed two new members to the resort’s esteemed golf program. Lloyd Martindale has joined as Director of Golf and Brett Thornsbury as Golf Course Superintendent. In his role as Director of Golf, Martindale will oversee operations on the property’s course and manage all aspects of the resort’s golf-related activities, classes and promotions. As Golf Superintendent, Thornsbury will be responsible for maintaining the turf quality of the resort’s 18-hole golf course and improving its five-star playing experience.

“With backgrounds working at some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses, Lloyd and Brett are welcome assets to Rosewood CordeValle,” said Luca Rutigliano, managing director of Rosewood CordeValle. “We are confident that both Lloyd and Brett will enrich the overall guest experience and continue to distinguish Rosewood CordeValle as one of the leading golf destinations in the United States.”

Martindale joins Rosewood CordeValle from Fancourt in Blanco George, South Africa where he served as General Manager for the property’s three golf courses: The Links, ranked number 34 best golf course in the world and number 1 in South Africa, Montagu and Outeniqua. Prior to working at Fancourt Martindale developed new programming and supervised staff as the General Manager of George Golf Course on the coast of Mossel Bay.

A New Mexico native, Thornsbury previously served as the Assistant Superintendent at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, CA, consistently ranked in the Top 5 golf courses in the world. Thornsbury holds a B.S. in Agriculture – Turfgrass Management & Science from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Rosewood CordeValle features a 260-acre, 18-hole top-tier golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Showcasing the unobstructed views of radiant natural beauty with dramatic contours and elevation changes, the par 72 golf course makes innovative use of California’s natural landscape to create exciting play for both professional and amateur players.

About Rosewood CordeValle

Rosewood CordeValle is a secluded 1,700-acre sanctuary blended into the harmony of the natural mountainside landscape that stretches along the inland foothills of Northern California’s scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. Featuring the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, Rosewood CordeValle provides an intimate experience for golf purists, but is also recognized as a world-class championship venue that will host the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open. Rosewood CordeValle guests enjoy world-class amenities that extend beyond golf, including a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse with a variety of meeting spaces,  the signature Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, a dedicated tennis center, intimate swimming and fitness areas, three distinctive dining options, and an on-site vineyard and Tuscan-style winery.

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