The Lodge at CordeValle

By October 12, 2010, 10:37 pm

With the Frys.com Open approaching, all eyes are on CordeValle Golf Club. But viewers should also take a look at the 5-star resort complementing the beautiful golf course.

Contact

One CordeValle Club Drive

San Martin, California 95046

TEL: 408-695-4500

TEL: 877-255-2626

FAX: 408-695-4578

Resort Overview

CordeValle is a secluded retreat blending a world-class golf course by legendary designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., with the finest 5-star quality club, spa, accommodations and cuisine under the supervision of the internationally acclaimed Auberge Resorts.

The first of its kind, CordeValle combines the best of family oriented country clubs, golf resorts and private social clubs. This is the one place where you can arrange a meeting, a golf getaway, spa retreat or romantic escape with equal ease. CordeValle provides unique options to accommodate the lifestyles of elite business executives, entrepreneurs and guests from Silicon Valley and around the world.

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Golf Overview

Reflecting the belief that championship courses are not built just for professional tournaments, CordeValle offers an impressive variety of play. In 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. The ability to incorporate different strategies and club selections throughout the course will make every round a delightful new adventure.

Golf Courses

CordeValle Golf Club

Architect:  Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Description:

Featuring unobstructed views of radiant natural beauty with dramatic contours and elevation changes, this 18-hole, 7,169 yard par 72 course, makes innovative use of the location’s hillsides, canyons and broad meadows.

Rating/Slope:

Tees Yardage Rating Slope Par

Men's Ladies' Men's Ladies'

Back 7169 75.0 N/A 142 N/A 72

Middle 6703 72.7 N/A 136 N/A 72

Forward 5385 N/A N/A N/A N/A 72

Dining

Under the supervision of award-winning Auberge chefs, CordeValle offers fine and casual dining options. Innovative menus taking advantage of the regions fresh produce and on-site vineyard will both inspire and delight. Dishes evolve seasonally and naturally creating bold flavor combinations and harmony with regional wines. CordeValle caters to all dietary requirements while delivering a quality fresh and innovative menu.


The Dining Room

Enjoy contemporary, fresh American cuisine in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. Located in the Clubhouse, The Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily taking advantage of fresh regional offerings.

The Grill

Located adjacent to the golf shop The Grill offers casual dining in an outdoor patio setting. The Grill is open for continental breakfast, lunch, cocktails and a varied menu until sunset.

The Bar

The Bar at CordeValle serves specialty drinks and a wide array of martinis that complement a wonderful selection of wines and international spirits. Unwind with soft piano music while enjoying appetizers and overlooking panoramic views of the golf course.

Spa

Among the many advantages of this exclusive setting, none offers as great a choice of pleasures as The Spa at CordeValle. In keeping with the grand traditions of golf, this relaxing and invigorating spa features a grand variety of traditional, classic services.

Each one has been custom designed to encourage well-being, restore calm and rejuvenate the body. Treatments are based on current philosophies of health, fitness and beauty, combined with ancient European traditions like Kur, and enhanced with expert therapeutic attention.

CordeValle’s spectacular setting is reflected in treatments that draw upon the natural healing properties of the region’s herbs, plants, minerals and fruits. With vineyards flourishing on the sunny hillsides, it’s only natural that grape seeds are a part of several signature and specialty treatments.

Also highlighted by the beautiful setting are fitness activities that take advantage of the surrounding terrain. Members and guests can start their day with an energizing, early-morning run, or enjoy a guided afternoon hike. And for indoor exercise, the state-of-the-art fitness facilities offer cardiovascular and strength equipment.

Meetings

Conveniently located just off the spacious lobby of the clubhouse, the meeting area offers a variety of impressive choices. Overlooking the fragrant Rose Garden, the Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests for events ranging from an important business gathering to a gala theme dinner.

Activities

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If Park is nervous, she sure doesn't show it

By Randall MellNovember 17, 2017, 11:24 pm

NAPLES, Fla. – Sung Hyun Park says she can feel her heart pounding every time she steps to the first tee.

She says she always gets nervous starting a round.

You don’t believe it, though.

She looks like she would be comfortable directing a sky full of Boeing 737s as an air traffic controller at Incheon International Airport . . .

Or talking people off the ledges of skyscrapers . . .

Or disarming ticking bombs . . .

“In terms of golf, I always get nervous,” she insists.

Everything about Park was at odds with that admission Friday, after she took control halfway through the CME Group Tour Championship.

Her Korean nickname is “Dan Gong,” which means “Shut up and attack.” Now that sounds right. That’s what she looks like she is doing, trying to run roughshod through the Tour Championship in a historic sweep of all the LPGA’s most important awards and honors.

Park got just one look at Tiburon Golf Club before this championship began, playing in Wednesday’s pro-am. Then she marched out Thursday and shot 67, then came out Friday and shot 65.

At 12 under overall, Park has a three-shot lead on Caroline Masson and Sarah Jane Smith.

She is six shots up on Lexi Thompson, who leads the CME Globe point standings in the race for the $1 million jackpot.

She is 11 shots up on world No. 1 Shanshan Feng.

And 11 shots up on So Yeon Ryu, who leads the Rolex Player of the Year point standings.


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There’s a long way to go, but Park is in position to make an epic sweep, to win the Tour Championship, that CME Globe jackpot, the Rolex Player of the Year Award, the Rolex Rookie of the Year Award, the Vare Trophy for low scoring average, the LPGA money-winning title and the Rolex world No. 1 ranking.

Nobody’s ever dominated a weekend like that in women’s golf.

It’s all there for the taking now, if Park can keep this going.

Park has another nickname back in South Korea. Her fans call her “Namdalla.” That means “I am different.” She’ll prove that if she owns this weekend.

Park, 24, isn’t assuming anything. She’s humbly aware how much talent is flooding the LPGA, how the tour’s depth was underscored in a year where five different players have reigned as world No. 1, five different players won majors and 22 different winners stepped forward in 32 events.

“I don’t think it’s quite that far a lead,” Park said of her three-shot advantage. “Two, three shots can change at any moment.”

About those nerves that Park insists plague her, even Hall of Famer Judy Rankin can’t see it.

Not when Park unsheathes a driver on a tee box.

“She’s the most fearless driver of the ball out here,” Rankin said. “I would put Lexi a close second and everybody else a distant third. She hits drivers on holes where you shouldn’t, and she hits it long and she just throws it right down there between hazard stakes that are 10 yards apart, like it’s nothing. Now, that’s a little hyperbole, but she will hit driver almost everywhere.”

David Jones, Park’s caddie, will attest to that. He was on Park’s bag when she won the U.S. Women’s Open in July and won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in August.

“She reaches for driver a lot because she is a good driver,” Jones said. “She isn’t reckless. She’s as accurate with a driver as she is a 3-wood.”

Park and Thompson played together in the first round. Park is eighth on tour in driving distance, averaging 270 yards per drive, and Thompson is third, averaging 274.

Thompson loves to hit driver, too, but . . . 

“Lexi hit a lot of 3-woods compared to us when we played together yesterday,” Jones said.

Jones doesn’t find himself talking Park out of hitting driver much.

“It’s really simple,” Jones said. “When you hit driver as straight as she does, why mess around?”

Count Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, a student of the swing, among admirers of Park’s abilities.

“No other swing in the game comes close to her technical perfection and elegance in my opinion,” Chamblee tweeted Friday.

Come Sunday, Park hopes to complete a perfect sweep of the LPGA’s most important awards.

National champion Sooners meet with Trump in D.C.

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 17, 2017, 11:10 pm

The national champion Oklahoma men's golf team visited Washington D.C. on Frday and met with President Donald Trump.

Oklahoma topped Oregon, 3 1/2 to 1 1/2, in last year's national final at Rich Harvest Farms to win their second national championship and first since 1989.

These pictures from the team's trip to Washington popped up on social media late Friday afternoon:

Rookie Cook (66-62) credits prior Tour experience

By Rex HoggardNovember 17, 2017, 10:36 pm

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Austin Cook is a rookie only on paper. At least, that’s the way he’s played since joining the circuit this season.

This week’s RSM Classic is Cook’s fourth start on Tour, and rounds of 66-62 secured his fourth made cut of the young season. More importantly, his 14-under total moved him into the lead at Sea Island Resort.

“I really think that a couple years ago, the experience that I have had, I think I've played maybe 10 events, nine events before this season,” Cook said. “Being in contention a few times and making cuts, having my card has really prepared me for this.”


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Cook has been perfect this week at the RSM Classic and moved into contention with four consecutive birdies starting at No. 13 (he began his round on the 10th hole of the Seaside course). A 6-footer for birdie at the last moved him one stroke clear of Brian Gay.

In fact, Cook hasn’t come close to making a bogey this week thanks to an equally flawless ball-striking round that moved him to first in the field in strokes gained: tee to green.

If Cook has played like a veteran this week, a portion of that credit goes to long-time Tour caddie Kip Henley, who began working for Cook during this year’s Web.com Tour finals.

“He’s got a great golf brain,” Henley said. “That’s the most flawless round of golf I’ve ever seen.”

Cook fires 62 for one-shot lead at RSM Classic

By Associated PressNovember 17, 2017, 10:26 pm

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook made a 6-foot birdie putt on his final hole for an 8-under 62 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the RSM Classic.

Cook has gone 36 holes without a bogey on the Plantation and Seaside courses at Sea Island Golf Club. He played Seaside - the site of the final two rounds in the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year - on Friday and ran off four straight birdies on his opening nine holes.

''We've just been able to it hit the ball really well,'' Cook said. ''Speed on greens has been really good and getting up-and-down has been great. I've been able to hit it pretty close to the hole to make some pretty stress-free putts. But the couple putts that I have had of some length for par, I've been able to roll them in. Everything's going well.''

The 26-year-old former Arkansas player was at 14-under 128 and had a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay, who shot 64 on Seaside. No one else was closer than five shots going into the final two rounds.

The 45-year-old Gay won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2013.


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Full-field scores from the RSM Classic


''I've hit a lot of greens and fairways,'' Gay said. ''I've hit the ball, kept it in front of me. There's a lot of trouble out here, especially with the wind blowing, so I haven't had to make too many saves the first couple days and I putted well.''

Cook has made the weekend cuts in all four of his starts this season. He earned his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour, and has hired Gay's former caddie, Kip Henley.

''With him being out here so long, he knows everybody, so it's not like I'm completely the new kid on the block,'' Cook said. ''He's introduced me to a lot of people, so it's just making me feel comfortable out here. He knows his way around these golf courses. We're working really well together.''

First-round leader Chris Kirk followed his opening 63 on the Plantation with a 70 on the Seaside to drop into a tie for third at 9 under with C.T. Pan (65) and Vaughn Taylor (66).

Brandt Snedeker is looking strong in his first start in some five months because of a sternum injury. Snedeker shot a 67 on the Plantation course and was six shots back at 8 under.

''I was hitting the ball really well coming down here,'' Snedeker said. ''I was anxious to see how I would hold up under pressure. I haven't played a tournament in five months, so it's held up better than I thought it would. Ball-striking's been really good, mental capacity's been unbelievable.

''I think being so fresh, excited to be out there and thinking clearly. My short game, which has always been a strength of mine, I didn't know how sharp it was going to be. It's been really good so far.''