Cordevalle Golf Club

1005 Highland Ave, San Martin, California, 95046
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(408) 683-7200
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr. (88)
                      
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Detailed description of Cordevalle Golf Club

Cordevalle Golf Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in San Martin, California.

Cordevalle Golf Club golf course first opened for play in 1999. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Ranked on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play. All you need is for four Franklins. That plus a required stay at the small but superb Rosewood resort -- you get a boldly bunkered, back-to-nature layout routed through a tranquil valley and draped across rocky hillsides. Creeks and wetlands play a role, notably at the bucolic, if brutal, 573-yard par-5 third, but the design is mostly free of distracting bells and whistles.

Cordevalle Golf Club is nestled in the countryside of San Martin, California, just 30 minutes south of San Jose, CordeValle is a golf lover's dream.

The Cordevalle Golf Club golf course has 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.

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.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7169 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5385 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-5 that plays to 573 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 16, a par-3 that plays to 166 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, a 461 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 16, a 166 yard par-3.

Mandatory caddies The Cordevalle Golf Club golf course and foursomes on foot further enhance the experience. An added highlight is the nearby Clos LaChance Winery.

This course has been reviewed 5 times
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Santa Cruz, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2011 at 8am

Wonderful golf course, very "high end". Affordible only because I played with a member, otherwise it would have been too expensive.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016561
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Santa Cruz, CA

$76 (cart not included), played on Sunday, September 2011 at noon

2nd time I played , level of service that impressed me so much the 1st time was lacking the 2nd time

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 016056
Golf Course ranker Photo, Phil Henderson
Fresno, CA

$126 (cart not included), played on Friday, September 2011 at 10am

Played the Friday before the Fry.com PGA tournament. Course was in perfect condition.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 016028
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San Jose, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2010 at 8am

Course is awesome - number 2 only to Pebble Beach in California. Caddies are terrific and the staff is beyond compare. Everyone I met even knew my name after I gave it at the gate driving in. The Frys.com PGA event will be held here in October 2010 - not sure how they will accomodate that kind of crowd, but they are certainly some of the most competent staff I have ever met. Golf is equivelent to the best the world has to offer - and although very expensive, it is no more expensive than any other course of equal status. Accomodations and food are truly world class - worthy of a premium vacation getaway...but very low key. Think total relaxation.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 009696
Golf Course ranker Photo, Todd Lafferty
Pleasanton, CA

(cart included), played on Thursday, January 2008 at 6am

Cordevalle is unbelievable, but be prepared to open your pocketbook. Being semi-private, they charge $225 and it's just not worth that much. However, they often hold public tournaments to benefit their junior golf association and only charge half of that. At that price point, it's definitely a steal. Very challenging, very serene and very memorable.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 003741
4.8/5
Based on 5 reviews
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