CordeValle Golf Club

4.9285714286 4.9 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7360 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 76.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Highly Recommended"


mwcurtis's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"CordeValle great complement to Monterey Bay area golf scene"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"One of the best public courses in California!"


StephanGuertlerGA's avatar
Industry Insider
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tranquility & the wow factor"


A3333bates's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect setting, conditions on terrific design"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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