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Real Club Valderrama

(20 reviews)

Sotogrande, Spain


course description

Robert Trent Jones returned to the Sotogrande area a decade after his triumph at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande to design a new course at Valderrama Golf Club in 1974. At first, "Sotogrande New" at Valderrama was considered inferior to what was now styled "Sotogrande Old," but another decade later Bolivian industrialist Jaime Ortiz Patino acquired the property with the aim of turning the newer course into one of Europe's finest. Jones was brought back and given an unlimited budget, and his success can be measured by the fact that Valderrama quickly began to attract major tournaments. The club hosted the Volvo Masters annually for the two decades that competition was held (from 1998-2008), and most notably hosted the first Ryder Cup ever held on the Continent (in 1997). The signature hole is the par 5 4th, known as La Cascada, which plays past a pond to a double-tiered green.

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Total of 20 reviews for Real Club Valderrama

Valderrama is a tough course, which gives you no no room for any mistake. The course is very demanding from the tee with small, firm and undulated greens. Valderrama has all the ingredients to make...


Time to play some solid golf on this amazing track, a perfect theatre for the final show! Valderrama is an one of the greatest golf courses and a real test of golf. Very excited to get this week...


I really enjoy playing Valderrama. You have to enjoy playing this kind of golf course. It doesn’t really let you breathe, every single shot is very important and you have to place the ball so well....

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Patrick Rahme

0 Hcp129 courses played

Real Club Valderrama definitely deserves it’s place as one of the very best courses in Europe and in the world. The maintenance of the course is second to none and the beautiful corktrees that...

(Very good)

Great Place to Golf. In Summer very hot region, but the trees are helping. Prices like every good golf course a bit deer.


Valderrama is unique in many ways. First of all entering the clubhous with it's RyderCup '97 flair all over gives you goosebumps everywhere. The course is tough but fair and has a very...


Augusta of Europe in all manners, course quality, course condition and maintenance, and what i imagine the service to be like. Leave the driver in the bag and play for position on this course. Some...

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Markus Rath

Pro59 courses played

One of my all time favorites- especially 2 weeks before the Open the Espana hosted by Sergio Garcia and 13 ft. on the stimp. Now as the course was sold to the members it will be challenging to get...

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Elisa Gaudet

22 Hcp6 courses played

Amazing & very difficult. Had the honor of playing the day after the Spanish Open. Don't think my game was up for it but appreciated every moment Jamie created a monument.


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20 Aug 2015