California’s CordeValle, the Perfect Weekend Getaway

By Andy Reistetter
at Internationaled.org

Published: March 12, 2012

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Golf Writer Andy Reistetter continues his exclusive "Play-Write" series with a weekend visit to CordeValle which is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains an hour from San Francisco and Pebble Beach. A place you may have heard of for Rocco's hole-outs or Tiger's play in the Frys.com Open on the PGA TOUR. This is definitely a place you want to experience, if only once. Join Reistetter as he gets away with a golfing buddy to "secluded luxury and unparallel championship golf." 

Departing in the evening from the East Coast, I arrived at CordeValle in the dark. Although limited, my sight of the shadowed landscape gave me the sense of a cowboy heading up a canyon to a secure place to rest for the night.

This was a boys' trip as my friend Rich picked me up at the nearby San Jose Airport and drove me to our weekend getaway. He was a longtime friend, a golfing buddy from when I lived in Southern California in the early 1980s.

I hadn't seen Rich since the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach nearly two years ago. He's one of those friends where you can pick up the phone every so often and you never miss anything of relevance in each other's lives.

As the car came to the warm lights of the clubhouse area. I sensed what Adam, Hoss and Lil' Joe must have felt when they rode home to the Ponderosa and were greeted by their father Ben Cartwright.

At nearly midnight, we were greeted by name and our luggage, golf clubs and registration were handled so professionally it seemed like I was opening the door to my bungalow quicker than Rich drops another ball for a mulligan.

Each of the 45 guest beds is king-size at CordeValle whether in one of the 28 bungalows, three fairway homes or five villa suites. Good thing too since word from Rich's wife is that he is a heavy snorer. I needed a good night sleep.



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