Inside the course: CordeValle Golf Club

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October 03, 2011
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 23rd (out of 52 courses) in 2010
Par value 71
Yardage history 7,368 yards
Grass Perennial ryegrass (tees, fairways); Bentgrass (greens); Kentucky bluegrass (rough)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11 ft
Sand bunkers 63
Water hazards 2
Course tour Click here
Course record
Player
Rocco Mediate
Dean Wilson
Year
2010
2010
Round
1st
2nd
Finish
WON
T13
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Rocco Mediate 3 2010
TPC Summerlin2010 rankings
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank
1 4 422 3.916 14
2 4 434 4.002 9
3 3 230 3.097 6
4 4 418 4.136 3
5 4 454 4.099 5
6 4 480 4.29 1
7 3 166 2.965 10
8 4 478 4.079 7
9 5 555 4.896 16
10 4 425 3.948 12
11 3 236 3.186 2
12 5 605 4.943 13
13 4 407 3.903 15
14 4 497 4.109 4
15 5 568 4.686 18
16 3 210 3.067 8
17 4 358 3.723 17
18 4 425 3.965 10
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
This week's Kodak Challenge hole
HOLE: The par-4, 325-yard 17th at CordeValle Golf Club
DESCRIPTION:The 17th at CordeValle is a short, drivable par-4 of 290 to 325 yards. The green is receptive to a long shot for the back of it is bowl shaped, causing balls to roll toward the center of the green. The picturesque hole is fronted by a lake short, right and by the magnificent Clos la Chance Winery in the back. (Click here for CordeValle tour)

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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