CordeValle Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7360
Slope 146
Rating 76.3
Type Private/Resort
Just a half hour's drive south from San Jose, CordeValle Golf Club is a private golf club that offers tee times to its resort guests. The golf course sits on 260 acres of hillsides, canyons and wetlands and is part of a protected 1,000-acre piece of natural land and comes with no real estate development surrounding the course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., CordeValle Golf Club features four sets of tees, 150 feet of elevation change and has been ranked among America's best golf resorts by a variety of publications including Conde Nast Traveler and Golf Digest.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7360 yards 76.3 146
Blue 72 6810 yards 74.5 138
U.S. Women’s Open 72 6762 yards 74.0 137
Green 72 6440 yards 72.3 133
White 72 6010 yards 70.2 127
White (W) 72 6010 yards 76.0 139
Red (W) 72 5385 yards 72.1 130
Scorecard for CordeValle Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.4/142 425 253 605 407 497 540 210 358 425 3720 422 434 230 418 457 480 166 478 555 3640 7360
Blue M: 74.2/139 405 180 565 394 440 520 188 325 410 3427 404 390 195 382 429 460 148 449 526 3383 6810
Green M: 72.1/131 380 160 529 374 418 500 165 295 397 3218 384 360 193 366 429 418 148 420 504 3222 6440
White M: 70.1/126 W: 76.0/139 360 122 505 358 373 480 143 287 375 3003 365 340 163 346 390 405 127 390 481 3007 6010
Red W: 72.1/130 335 92 464 325 356 454 118 262 340 2746 331 291 106 317 328 374 105 358 429 2639 5385
Handicap 9 15 3 11 1 7 17 13 5 10 12 16 4 6 14 18 2 8
Par 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 15 1 13 5 3 17 11 7 8 14 16 6 10 12 18 2 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1999) Jay Blasi (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - included in green fee
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

5.0
6

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great but very expensive

My wife and I recently stayed at the Rosewood luxury hotel associated with Cordevalle. First time playing, we were required to have a caddie. This makes for a phenomenal golf experience; however, it cost us an extra $250.

The golf course is splendid. Precise iron play is needed and bunkers are everywhere. Greens were good and for the money should have been smoother and quicker.

Service is excellent.

On the second round, we waited for a late afternoon tee time and avoided the need for a caddie.

At $175 per player it’s still costly but where else can you experience a billionaires country club in the Bay area?

It’s a great test for an advanced player.....not for beginners.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Highly Recommended

Course, staff, caddy, instructors, practice range were all exemplary. Don't forget to have some fun on the tennis courts with Benjy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

CordeValle great complement to Monterey Bay area golf scene

For anyone making a trip near the Monterey Peninsula, this former PGA Tour host course and site of the 2016 U.S. Women's Open, should be on their radar. About 45 minutes from Pebble Beach, CordeValle is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed sprawled over 1,700 acres of meadows, hills, creeks and waterfalls. Best experienced on foot with a caddie, the course is impeccably maintained. There are hills and valleys with elevated tees, around streams, California oaks and sycamores. It's also part of a private reserve with more than 1,000 protected acres, and next to a vineyard. But best of all, it's a terrific golf experience. Because of the exclusive nature of the course and the fact that public play is only allowed for resort guest, you might not see another group for several holes, meaning you won't feel rushed, and you won't be waiting on groups in front of you. And there are so many good holes – a drivable par 4, for example, that comes with plenty of risk, and a terrific risk-reward finishing hole with water down the entire left side and fronting the green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Industry Insider
Previously Played
Excellent weather

One of the best public courses in California!

It's no coincidence this course has hosted the PGA Tour a number of times and will host the US Women's Open in 2016. Great resort and the course was in immaculate condition, just a treat to play. I teed off first thing in the morning walking with a caddie and had a wonderful experience. Hope I get to play the course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tranquility & the wow factor

A Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece...I have played this course about 10 times and everytime its special...if you want views, tranquility and good golf it's the place to go. The staff is the best anywhere I have been as far as friendliness and accommodating anything you may want.This last time out the greens were slower then usual (running about a 8.5 - 9 in the morning) but everything else was in perfect shape. It has dramatic elevation changes and unreal scenery. Definitely a must play in Northern California

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Perfect setting, conditions on terrific design

This was the second time I have played this course. Both times, there were no complaints about the quality of golf, but the new ownership and the fact that this is a resort rather than an ultraprivate club leaves it with a more welcoming feel. As for the course, Robert Trent Jones did a wonderful job with the design. There are no boring holes and plenty of challenge and beauty, especially when you consider the wine country that surrounds it. Interestingly enough, the nines were reversed for the Frys.com PGA Tour event it hosted the last three years, and I feel like it works either way. The par-5 18th, however, is probably a better finishing hole than the ninth. But the eighth hole, a terrific short risk-reward par 4 over water, really worked well as the 17th.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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