Terramar Golf Course

Terramar Golf Course

Terramar Golf Course

With narrow tree lines, expansive parkways and featuring flat-terrains, Terramar Golf Course is one of the oldest courses nestled in the serenity of the Catalonia region, near Barcelona, in Spain. The course was designed and opened around 95 years ago, in 1922.

The original design was illustrated by Tom Simpson featuring 18 holes and had a more classic vintage appeal attached to it. Since the course has undergone periodic renovations, that incessantly added and enhanced the characteristics and appeal of the course.

The last major renovation overhaul was conducted in 1993, during which the designers completely changed the outlook and reconstructed and reshaped the meadows as well as the playing structure to a modern, intricate and more challenging configuration.

The course has been segregated by a railway line that slices through the fairways. Holes 1 to 4 are simplistic and convenient for a warm up and recharge, situated 180 yards from the tee. The north side of the track is lined with holes 5 to 17 and fluctuates in their degree of intensity and challenge until they meet the four hazardous water ponds. Some of the holes are exceptionally tricky and demand a greater input of precision and accuracy. The 3rd par-three features a little creek. The 8th par four is the trickiest and the most demanding of all, slightly doglegged on the left side.

Terramar Golf Course is ranked at 24th among the best golf courses in North Spain. The facilities offered at the course provides an all-inclusive experience to golfers and makes it one of the top picks of golfers in the region as well as from across the globe.

Aside from metal spikes, driving ranges, putting greens, rental carts, and caddies, the course also offers golf school and coaching facilities. Additionally, there is also a clubhouse, a restaurant, banquet, lockers, patios, lounges, and bars within the premises, to provide a complete holiday experience to the visitors.

Please note our Ladies European Tour ‘Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open’ event will take place in Golf Terramar next 17-23 April.

Terramar Golf Club, founded in 1927, is one of the best golf clubs in Spain , second oldest course of Catalonia and seventh of Spain. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the town of Sitges (Barcelona), known for its beautiful beaches and temperate climate that makes it a pleasure to play golf all year round.

Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club

Also known as Real Club Valderrama, Valderrama Golf Club is one of the most-prized golf clubs of Europe. A living memento of the professional mastery of the professional mastery of Robert Trent Jones, Valderrama Golf Club was constructed and launched over four decades ago, in 1974. Since then, the course has undergone periodic changes and has managed to preserve its signature classic appeal over the course of the time.

Aside from the renovations, the club has also acquired multiple identities till date. Initially named as Sotogrande New, the course was named Las Aves in 1981 before it gained its current identity ‘Valderrama Golf Club‘ in 1984. However, despite it all, it has managed to bag a consistent increase in its popularity among the golfers from Spain, Europe as well as from across the globe.

Ranked as the 8th in Continental Europe, 2nd in Southern Spain and 3rd among the best golf clubs in Spain, Valderrama Golf Club is affectionately rendered as ‘The Augusta of Europe’ among golf communities. The course features some exceptional fairways that are considered as the best fairways of entire Europe.

The course features some of the most complex holes that throw an incredible degree of challenges and require utmost accuracy, focus, and precision on the player’s part. Each hole is specifically named. While all of them vary on their attributes and the degree of intensity, the 4th hole, named La Cascada is indeed the most prized cynosure on the course’s profile.

With its strategically placed sand traps, bunkers, slopes, greens, and alleyways, as well as the hazards that infuse a dab of a mysterious appeal – Valderrama is an ideal course to enjoy golf at its best, for visitors, spectators and golf players alike. Valderrama Golf Club hosts a number of events and championship tournaments throughout the year.

Valderrama hosted the American Express Championship where Tiger Woods, the uncrowned king of golf outclassed Miguel Angel Jimenez in a sudden-death play-off. The nail-biting match turned out to be a treat to watch, where Jimenez started off setting a grip on the game only to be overruled by Woods, who elegantly inched his way forward and ended up making his first 14 holes in 7 under par.

Not forgetting the tumultuous surprises that Valderrama throws as the game proceeds, Woods seemed to have lost as his full hit nine iron third came spinning back from beyond the flag and into the water hazard by the green. Having made a strategic yet risky move taking the eight, the feat turned out to be his ticket to acing the American Express Championship.

55ª Open the Portugal at morgado golf resort by nau group

Matt Wallace champion dazzled by the country Filipe Lima best Portuguese

Matt Wallace - winner of Portugal Open at Morgado Golf Course

Matt Wallace – winner of Portugal Open at Morgado Golf Course

The 27-year-old englishman won his first title on the european tour and consequently is european tour card . Filipe Lima finish 22th, Pedro Figueredo recorded a personal best finishing 42nd and Ricardo Santos finished 68th . Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral praised the return of the Portugal Open at Morgado Golf Course and want to see it grow. Matt Wallace celebrates today (sunday) is first european tour title at 55th Open of Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort, a tournament of half a million euros in prize money, which was played in portimão, after an absence of seven years.

Wallace, of 27 years, had already won eight titles as golf pro, but in smaller divisions, including six last year, when playing in the Alps Tour, one of the third divisions, European golf tours.

That success led him to rise to the challenge tour, the second division, where he was since the beginning of this season, but the success of today in Morgado Golf Course promoted him automatically to the first division, of the European Tour, where today appears on 111th rank in the race to dubai, after pocketing a prize of 83,330 euros.

Matt Walace walking to the 18th

Matt Walace walking to the 18th

Matt Wallace led from the first day and totaled 271 shots, 21 under par, adding rounds of 63 , 66, 73 and 69, beating by 3 shots the american julian suri, which, scored rounds of 67, 68, 74 and 65.

The 63 shots of wallace on the first day, 10 under par, set a new record, surpassing the 64 shots ( -9) of António sobrinho in the Algarve Open of Portugal in 2006, by pga.

During the four days, wallace was only threatened when suri arrived in front with 19 under par, but the english responded to the challenge with birdies on holes 13 and 16, to raise the bar to -21, while suri suffered 1 bogey on 17 to drop to -18.

«Portugal is a country with amazing, beauty, with great food, the weather is good in general and heard here in may, is usually very good time. Portugal will have a special place in my heart from this moment», words of the champion that must have sounded like a paradise for manuel caldeira cabral, the economy minister, who handed him the cup, along with miguel franco de sousa, the president of fpg.

Manuel Caldeira Cabral, in is speech on behalf of the government, praised “the return of the Open of Portugal», stressed” the importance for our tourism and the economy of the country “and expressed the wish that the tournement remains.

This was also the vote of filipe lima, once again the best portuguese in this tournament that retain so fond memories , since is third place in 2005.

«The Open of Portugal must take place every year. it’s huge, it’s the oldest tournament we have. have to go up a little more on “prize money” to attract better players. but i love to come here and i hope that this tournement in Morgado Golf Resort will remain for many years», said the portuguese olympic athlete.

Filipe Lima was 22nd, with 283 shots 9 under par, staying tied with the spaniard alvaro quirós, the Portugal Masters champion of 2008;

Matt Walace

Matt Walace

5,425 euros award enabled him to rise from 240° to 224 on the race to dubai. ricardo melo, gouveia, despite the 36-hole eliminated continues to be the best portuguese, keeping is 95th place in this ranking of european first division. the Open of Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort was organized by grupo nau hotels resorts, the fpg & and pga of Portugal. account to the world rankings, the race to dubai on the european tour and the race for the challenge oman tour, having distributed half a million euros in prizes.

See you all next year at Morgado Golf Resort, Algarve Portugal.

Results

Pos

Name Country To Par Points
1 WALLACE Matt ENG -21 83,330
2 SURI Julian USA -18 55,550
3 PAVON Matthieu FRA -16 31,300
4 HEISELE Sebastian GER -15 23,100
4 WALKER Sam ENG -15 23,100
6 EVANS Ben ENG -14 14,050
6 FISHER Oliver ENG -14 14,050
6 FOSTER Mark ENG -14 14,050
6 PULKKANEN Tapio FIN -14 14,050
10 ARMITAGE Marcus ENG -13 9,600
10 VAN ROOYEN Erik RSA -13 9,600
12 LINARD Thomas FRA -12 8,100
12 ROCK Robert ENG -12 8,100
12 WIDEGREN Pontus SWE -12 8,100
12 WIDEGREN Pontus SWE -12 8,100
15 EVANS Ryan ENG -11 7,050
15 ORIOL Pedro ESP -11 7,050
18 CHESTERS Ashley ENG -10 6,113
18 GOYA Estanislao ARG -10 6,113
18 LEWIS Tom ENG -10 6,113
18 ORRIN Max ENG -10 6,113
22 KAKKO Roope FIN -9 5,425
22 LIMA José-Filipe POR -9 5,425
22 QUIROS Alvaro ESP -9 5,425
22 RAI Aaron ENG -9 5,425