Inside the course: CordeValle Golf Club

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October 07, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
Fast facts
Original architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1999)
Course remodel Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2010)
Course superintendent Thomas J. Gray
Course rank Ranked 35th (out of 51 courses) in 2011
Par value 71
Yardage history 7,368 yards
Grass Perennial ryegrass, poa annua (tees, fairways); Bentgrass, poa annua (greens); Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass (rough)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11 ft
Sand bunkers 63
Water hazards 2
Course tour Click here
Course record
Player
Will MacKenzie
Jim Renner
Year
2011
2011
Round
3rd
3rd
Finish
T15
T24
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Rocco Mediate 3 2010
Hole rankings
Hole Par Yards 2011 Avg. Score 2011 Rank Avg. Overall Score Overall Rank
1 4 422 3.932 13 3.924 14
2 4 434 4.005 9 4.004 9
3 3 230 3.063 5 3.080 6
4 4 418 4.034 7 4.084 5
5 4 454 4.061 6 4.080 7
6 4 480 4.167 2 4.228 1
7 3 166 2.988 10 2.977 10
8 4 478 4.157 3 4.119 4
9 5 555 4.738 16 4.816 16
10 4 425 3.954 11 3.951 11
11 3 236 3.087 4 3.136 3
12 5 605 4.935 12 4.939 12
13 4 407 3.92 14 3.912 15
14 4 497 4.211 1 4.160 2
15 5 568 4.61 18 4.647 18
16 3 210 3.027 8 3.047 8
17 4 358 3.676 17 3.699 17
18 4 425 3.908 15 3.936 13
Course origins
CordeValle Golf Club is 30 minutes south of San Jose, Calif. Featuring a 260-acre, 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., CordeValle was named No. 7 on the list of best courses you can play in California for 2010 in Golfweek. Golf.com named CordeValle No. 4 on the list of California's Best Golf. In 2009, Golf Digest named the club No. 28 of the Best State Golf Course, No. 60 on the list of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, No. 21 on the list of The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, and No. 14 of the World's Best Golf Hotels. San Francisco Business Times name CordeValle No. 5 of the Most Difficult Courses in the Greater Bay Area in 2009 (ranked by NCGA course rating).

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 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.
-- Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
Grayhawk Golf Club Scottsdale, Ariz. 2007-2009
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin, Calif. 2010-present

The PGA TOUR heads to San Martin, Calif. for this year's Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club. Learn more about this course:

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