To a Tee
The legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the resort’s 7,360-yard, par 72 championship golf course.
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a mere half an hour south of San Jose, the Rosewood CordeValle makes it easy for Valley-ites to enjoy an award-winning golf course, spa pampering and decadent dining. There are 45 rooms and suites, as well as three 3,100-square-foot homes overlooking the fairway. It’s no wonder that Matt Ginella of the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive named the pastoral San Martin property, situated on 1,700 acres in the wine country, to his list of Top 10 luxury golf trips for couples.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit, and Executive Chef Victor Palma—who oversees CordeValle’s Il Vigneto, Lion’s Peak Grill and One Iron Bar—will help ensure a memorable gastronomic excursion. Palma arrived at the resort last summer after stints at Rosewood properties in Mexico. His current locale allows him to “work with fresh produce from surrounding farms and markets to enhance the flavors in every dish my culinary team creates,” he notes. “We take the San Martin fruits, vegetables, cheeses, wines, olive oils, and transform these ingredients into experiences for our guests—which is the most exciting thing for me as a chef and what I love to do.” Rooms from $425 per night, suites from $995 per night, fairway homes from $2,400 per night
Originally published in the January issue of Silicon Valley