Courtesy of Rosewood Cordevalle
Located in the little known but abundant golfing area south of San Jose, the gorgeous CordeValle was a private club when it first opened, but is a high-end resort destination these days, with climbing and descending soft hills dotted by gnarled oaks. It hosted both the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and PGA Tour's Frys.com Open in 2013 and the U.S. Women's Open in 2016, won by Brittany Lang in a playoff against Anna Nordqvist.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked for six years from 2013-'18.
Highest ranking: No. 186, 2015-'16.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2009.
Highest ranking: No. 42, 2017-'18.
Previous ranking: No. 51, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 46.
Best in State: Ranked in the top 30 since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 29th.
Previous ranking: 28th.