Food & Wine
April 01, 2006

There's more than just garlic and grapevines in the southern foothills of California's Santa Cruz Mountains; there's also excellent golf. Jack Nicklaus designed two world-class courses for on the southern fringe of San Jose in 1999 and 2002 ( Now Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has taken over management of CordeValle, in the tiny town of San Martin. Its gently rolling course, designed by the legendary golf-course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., promises prime teeing, plus masseuses who will knead you on the fairway ( Overlooking its sixth hole is the renowned Clos LaChance Winery, where you can sample the 2003 Estate Grenache and 2003 Estate Petite Sirah, from grapes grown in the 80-acre vineyards that surround the course (

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