The terrific CordeValle resort in Sonoma County, Calif., is offering a “Great Golf Getaway Experience” for golf travelers through March 10. If you’re looking for a good place to play, dine and explore inland foothills of Northern California’s famed Santa Cruz Mountains, there’s no better place than CordeValle, whose golf course has just been listed at No. 61 on Golf Digest’s 2013 list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.”
Despite the fact it’s a “public” course, CordeValle’s the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. layout has a decidedly private feel, thanks to its location and amenities.
Ranked on several lists of “Top 100 Golf Courses” since it debuted in 1999, CordeValle climbed 31 spots on the Golf Digest list – the biggest leap by any course that was on the 2012 list. The ranking comes on the heels of CordeValle being named the No. 1 resort in Northern California by Conde Nast Traveler, in the magazine’s 2102 Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as earning a place on the Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Gold List (No. 2 overall in California).
Given the number of quality golf courses in California, the rankings give you a good idea of the quality of the course and the resort. In fact, CordeValle (www.rosewoodhotels.com/cordevalle) has established itself as one of West Coast’s premier golf venues. CordeValle hosts the PGA Tour’s fall stop in Northern California – the Frys.com Open – as well as the Gifford Invitational, a premier men’s collegiate event. It also has been chosen for a return of the prestigious 2015 PGA Cup, an international competition of club professionals from the USA and Great Britain & Ireland (held at CordeValle in 2011). The USGA 2013 Senior Women’s Amateur Championship also will be held at CordeValle.
Only minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley and a close to fabled Pebble Beach, CordeValle features 45 guestrooms designed in harmony of the natural mountainside landscape, overlooking the golf course and rolling hills. Guest accommodations include CordeValle’s three Fairway Homes, each with four master bedrooms, as well as bungalows and villa suites.
Tennis, swimming and the spa are also available, as is a taste of California’s wine country, with the Clos La Chance winery and vineyard right on property. Guests can drive or take a resort shuttle to the vineyard for daily tastings.
Dining at CordeValle include Il Vigneto’s Italian cuisine with contemporary California flair, the Lion’s Peak Grill and the One Iron Bar. Don’t miss out on the homemade chips at the One Iron Bar. They’re worth the price of the package themselves.
The “Great Golf Getaway Experience” also includes:
• Unrestricted use of the expanded practice facility
• Golf cart as needed
• Continental breakfast per guest per day
• Wine tasting at Clos LaChance Winery (vineyard on property)
• Offer valid through March 10, 2013
• Rates for the package starts at $385 midweek, $435 weekend (single occupancy) and $425 midweek, $475 weekend (double occupancy).
• Caddie, or forecaddie, required on course and not included in package.