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Valderrama, Sotogrande

Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
The Real Club Valderrama is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. It is located in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, a few miles from Gibraltar, and has a single 18-hole course, along with a 9-hole par 3 course.Valderrama was constructed in 1974 as "Sotogrande New," to the designs of leading American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Renamed "Las Aves" in 1981, it was acquired by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño in 1984. The golf course was redesigned and expanded by the original architect and became "Valderrama."By 1999, Valderrama was rated the top course in mainland Europe by Golf World magazine.The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course's signature hole. It is a par 5 with a pond to the right of the two-tiered green. The practice ground was called the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.The club's course was the traditional host of the now defunct Volvo Masters, hosting the event from 1988 to 2008, with a five-year break when the event was moved to the Montecastillo Golf Club.Events stagedLadies Spanish Open: 1982Volvo Masters: 1988–1996; 2002–2008 Ryder Cup: 1997 (the first ever held in Continental Europe)WGC-American Express Championship: 1999, 2000Andalucía Masters: 2010–2011
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  • Read about the Sunday buffet in a review that 'you must not miss'!! Getting there with friends on a Sunday late September we were told by the guardsman that it was just for members. On their home page...  read more »
  • This course is amazing, eb=ven though I had my worst day ever playing. The cork trees make this a very difficult track if you do not hit straight every shot. Well worth a look. 
  • Had the pleasure of playing with a member a few times in August. It gets better each time you play. Very punishing if you stray your ball into the Cork Trees. There are no set tee times for members. I...  read more »
  • Played Valderrama three times over three years and cannot wait to go back. Brilliant. The course, the service ... the lot. The cork trees are great if you keep well away from them.
  • simply fantastic. One of the best maintained courses ever. If you want to play easy golf, go somewhere else ;)
  • Best golf course in Spain if you can afford it
  • loved this corse - absolutely beautiful
  • Excellent course but smothered in cork trees
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