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5 Things To Know About CordeValle

Rosewood is a luxury hotel on the Cordevalle property. Credit: Hotels.com
Rosewood is a luxury hotel on the Cordevalle property. Credit: Hotels.com

The U.S. Women’s Open will be played at CordeValle Golf Course, located in San Martin, CA. This championship golf course, located in Northern California’s wine country, played host to the PGA Tour’s Frys Open for four years (2010-2013), as well as the 2011 and 2015 PGA Cup.

Here are 5 Things To Know About CordeValle.

1. Location

Tucked away along the inland foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in a California wine region, CordeValle lies just 30 minutes south of San Jose and 45 minutes north of Pebble Beach in the town of San Martin. Nearby airports include San Jose International Airport (35 minutes) and San Francisco International Airport (60 minutes).

2. Designer

By accomplishing his goal to create a rare, pure “core golf” experience, legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. ranks CordeValle as one of the best golf course designs of his career.

“The location had so many great possibilities that it was difficult to decide which to choose. CordeValle is one of those pure ‘core golf’ experiences. It is perhaps my finest golf course creation.” – Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

3. Length & Stats

The course at CordeValle features multiple tees and approach angles for varying degrees of difficulty. From the championship tips, the course plays at 7,360. For the U.S. Women’s Open, the tees will be set between the Blue (6,810) and the Green (6,440), giving the best women golfers a track of 6,762 yards to navigate.

4. History

Martin Murphy is the founding father of CordeValle. In fact the entire town is named after him, sort of. Martin, an Irish immigrant and devout Catholic, traveled with his wife, three sons and two daughters from Iowa to California on the first wagon train to cross the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range. Upon his arrival Martin purchased a 9,000-acre parcel of Rancho San Francisco de las Llagas, and eventually named the area San Martin, in honor of his patron saint, Martin.

5. The Resort

CordeValle is many things. It’s the extraordinary beauty of an awe-inspiring natural landscape intertwined with the convenience and hospitality of a luxury resort. It’s spending the night in a luxurious villa suite and savoring a menu that evolves seasonally. Amenities include first class Lodging, Dining, Spa, Tennis Center, Winery, and Golf Course.

Check out this promo video of CordeValle.

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