Rosewood CordeValle has been in the news lately. This idyllic golf resort, nestled on the eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains roughly an hour south of San Francisco, recently played host to a well-received PGA Tour Fall Series tournament. First-time tour winner Bryce Molder defeated Briny Baird after six-hole playoff (the longest of the year thus far) to win the Frys.com Open. The $5 million tournament, which included Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, drew roughly 50,000 spectators to the property. We visited Rosewood CordeValle a few weeks ago, and despite the buzz of pre-tournament activity and gallery construction, it remained serene and welcoming. Though the property is first and foremost a golf resort, its pool, tennis courts, spa facilities and surrounding hiking trails make it eminently suitable for a relaxing weekend getaway that does not include nine irons. A small flock of wild turkeys wanders among the guest quarters, and in the mornings, deer come down from the foothills to graze in the rough. Guest accommodations are arrayed along a northern ridge overlooking the course. Our 750-square-foot bungalow had a plush king bed, cozy gas fireplace and deep soaking tub, among all modern conveniences. We settled in with a room service dinner on the porch: tomato bisque, grilled lamb burger and an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon from nearby Clos La Chance winery. At sunset, the view unfolded like a picture in a golf calendar. The 18-hole, 7,169-yard par 72 course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1999, and is widely considered to be one of his best. Most of it weaves amid the base of arid foothills dotted with sycamore and oak trees. A host of practice facilities and a high-tech pro shop sit nearby. On our next visit, we'll probably skip the underwhelming formal dining restaurant in favor of another dinner on the porch, but we continue to recommend CordeValle highly. Pets and children are welcome.