We know what you’re thinking. CordeValle is a private course. And you are absolutely correct.
UNLESS you are a guest of the resort. Problem solved.
The CordeValle Golf Resort is a golfer’s dream nestled away in the Santa Cruz mountain foothills. With 45 deluxe rooms offered as bungalows, villa suites, or fairway homes, a full-service spa, gourmet farm-to-table dining, a winery, 18 glorious holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. spread over 260 acres, and a bunch of great outdoor activities to keep you busy off the course, CordeValle is a great spot to consider for your next buddy trip.
CordeValle Golf Resort
Amazing Views Inside and Out
Each room is equipped not only with amazing views of the golf course and surrounding terrain, but all the amenities you’d expect as well, including goose-down comforters, original pieces of artwork, flat-screen TV’s, and fireplaces.
The resort’s organic farm-to-table restaurant Il Vigneto offers a delicious variety of dishes featuring California cuisine with a Latin influence. For something a bit more casual, swing by One Iron Bar which overlooks the golf course for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks. The Lion’s Peak Grill provides burgers, salads, and sandwiches overlooking the golf course as well.
Off the course, grab a treatment at the Sense Spa, get your workout in at the fitness center, challenge your buddy to a tennis match, take a swim, visit the Clos LaChance winery, check out the art collection, or hop in the car and take a quick ride to Carmel-by-the-Sea or San Francisco.
Ultimate Golf Package
The golf course is what drew you here and you definitely won’t be disappointed.
The par-72, 7,360-yard course has had its share of the spotlight having hosted the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open, the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open from 2010 to 2013, the 2011 and 2015 PGA Cup, the 2013 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, and the Gifford Collegiate Championship. RTJ Jr., took full advantage of the natural elevation changes created from the surrounding peaks and canyons.
Even with its length the course, which features oak and sycamore trees, meandering streams, and vast meadows, can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels due to its multiple tee boxes. One of the truly creative things about CordeValle is that it can play differently each time you tee it up giving it a fresh feel. The course will test each club in your bag as well as your decision-making abilities. The facility also boasts a first-class practice area and learning center that includes a short game area for chipping, pitching, putting, and sand play.
The Ultimate Golf Package features deluxe accommodations, a round of golf including cart per day, daily continental breakfast for two, complimentary valet parking, and complimentary WiFi.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
30 minutes from San Jose, 75 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Sacramento
- Sense Spa at CordeValle
- Fitness and Wellness Center
- Tennis Center
- California Winery and Estate Vineyard
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- The Art Collection at CordeValle
- California Wine Country
- Monterey Peninsula
- San Francisco
- Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1999)