5 Things You Should Know About Rosewood CordeValle

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Those in the golf world are likely familiar with Rosewood CordeValle, located in San Martin, just south of San Jose. Those who do not know of Rosewood CordeValle soon will, as the championship course is the site of this summer’s LPGA US Open. The transmitter stations are already rising in the nearby sylvan foothills in preparation for the most prestigious women’s tournament of the year. Come July, it’s a safe bet that Rosewood CordeValle will no longer be the Bay Area’s best kept resort secret.

Rosewood CordeValle is a unique property – an invitation-only golf club and executive retreat frequented by business leaders and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that is also an haute five-star boutique hotel with 45 luxurious Craftsman style rooms (some with private outdoor hot tubs). Room guests are granted the same privileges as club members – access to golf, tennis, the pool and spa, and the three on-site restaurants. Here’s why you should make a reservation now – or better yet, scoop up one of the few remaining club memberships – before the US Open reveals to the rest of the world this idyllic spot:

1 Golf-lover paradise

Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Rosewood CordeValle rests in the midst of California’s oldest wine-growing region and is surrounded by tree-covered hills, deep-set canyons, sprawling meadowlands and – that beautiful championship golf course. The 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course is both forgiving and artfully challenging. Two practice putting greens, a specially designed short game area for chipping, pitching and sand play, and a full staff of PGA pros and caddies round out the offerings. The club’s limited membership, and the resort’s limited number of guest rooms, ensure that you will never be rushed.

2 More than golf

You don’t need to be a golfer to love Rosewood CordeValle. Play tennis on one of their four pristine courses or take a lesson with Benji the pro. Hike either the 2.3-mile CordeValle or 3-mile Vintner’s trails which lead you into the Oak tree studded hills, where you’ll spot an abundance wildflowers and a variety of wildlife. The views are spectacular. You’ll notice Clos LaChance winery, Rosewood CordeValle’s valley-sharing neighbor. Schedule a winery tour and tasting and a resort bellman will whisk you up to LaChance’s Italianate villa. The property, site of many a wedding, overlooks their vineyard acreage; you’ll swear you are in Tuscany. Take a picnic and play a game of bocce while enjoying patio tastings of their vast collection of varietals. Clos LaChance is just one of a multitude of boutique wineries within a 20-mile radius of the resort. Rosewood CordeValle’s concierge will happily facilitate for you an afternoon of exceptional tasting.

3 Spahhhh

Indulge at Sense Spa, where signature grape seed treatments are derived from the surrounding vineyards. Both the men's and women's luxe locker rooms feature a therapeutic whirlpool and steam. The outdoor pool, heated to 80 degrees, features comfy lounge chairs positioned to take-in the verdant golf course vista.

4 Wine and dine

Rosewood CordeValle offers three dining choices. The elegant and romantic Il Vigneto features classic Italian cuisine with contemporary California inspiration and inspired wine pairings. Lion’s Peak Grill is adjacent to the pool and the golf course and provides a pleasant casual al-fresco dining spot. Cocktails are served until sunset. One Iron Bar, featuring California cuisine and creative cocktails, is located off of the lobby and is a spirited spot to unwind after a day on the green. Bond with fellow Warrior fans while watching the champs on two jumbo screens as a massive indoor fireplace wards off the night chill.

5 Ambiance abounds

Roaring fire pits and fireplaces are a Rosewood CordeValle signature item – you’ll find many sprinkled throughout the property. The resort’s location allows for warming mid-day sun and refreshingly cool evenings of coastal fog. Another signature item at the resort is its stellar art collection – 20 important pieces, curated by the property’s owner. Ask at the front desk for a guide to the paintings found in the main building and restaurants, and the sculpture found in the outdoor common areas.
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