Cordevalle, San Martin
This "isolated, private paradise" near the Santa Cruz Mountains earns a trio of perfect scores. The California-Craftsman resort has rooms with "beautiful, woodsy decor," including fireplaces, leather chairs, Frette linens, and whirlpool tubs. Bungalows and villas on a hillside have private gardens or vineyard views. Play a round on the "tremendous golf course" before enjoying some new Italian cuisine at Il Vigneto. One Iron Bar has panoramas of the golf course, two fireplaces (one indoor, one outdoor), and a list of martinis. "I felt like I was at a country club, but with nicer people." The perfect-scoring staff make your stay "a real treat."
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