The Real Club Valderrama is extraordinary compared to other realized golf clubs in Europe. It is situated in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in the Andalusia area of southern Spain, a couple of miles from Gibraltar.
Tee Times Golf Agency had the delight to play the Real Club Valderrama and after numerous years venturing to the far corners of the planet with the incredible fortune to play golf we found that the golf course here is basically one of the absolute best we have ever had the chance to appreciate!
From parking the car to the finish the service is five stars.
Top-notch facilities starting at the pratice area through to the golf course.
And afterward the colossal golf course itself which on the front nine breezes its route delicately through the cork trees over the sublimely structured parkland style holes, and the back nine which can thoroughly devastate the consequences of a decent front nine through its extremely intense – yet reasonable – format with a lot of scoring openings tempered by the ever present information that one mis-hit shot can see you effectively lose ground on your opponents.
A superior format as far as structure, area, quality and the general pleasant nature of a golf course you will be unable to discover anyplace on the planet!
It is uncommon to fall off a golf course with such a sentiment of satisfaction and a genuine encounter when your back nine play has been in complete complexity to a very much played front nine, yet Real Club Valderrama is that course. We can possibly envision how great you would feel in the event that you can assemble a strong back nine toward the finish of your round, or far superior an entire 18 holes of good quality golf more than one of the world’s really incredible greens – or better still to win in the Ryder Cup here!
The course was structured in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr, one of the extraordinary fairway designers, and was initially known as Las Aves (Sotogrande New). In 1985, Mr. Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, aquired the golf course and focused on carrying the course to an uncommon level, never found in Europe. Robert Trent Jones eagerly consented to return and overhaul his unique design of ten years sooner. Together the two men spent numerous hours strolling around the course and talking about where and how upgrades ought to be made.
The course was renamed Valderrama, after the old domain on which the land is arranged. The pair shared a typical point: to make a course that would introduce a trial of golf to the regular golf player and the top of the line player the same, and would draw out the best golf that is in him. Valderrama has since ascended in the Golf World rankings to turn into the No.1 fairway in territory Europe, a position gladly held since 1989.
By 1999, Real Club Valderrama was appraised the top course in territory Europe by Golf World magazine.
The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course’s signature hole. It is a Par 5 with a lake to one side of the two-layered green. The training ground was known as the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.