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Real Club Valderrama

(17 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.

Total of 17 reviews for Real Club Valderrama
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Patrick Rahme

0 Hcp121 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 beautif ...

(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 h ...


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 positio ...

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Markus Rath

Pro32 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

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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.


Quel plaisir à braver ce parcours?


Uwe Born

12 Hcp61 courses played

Must play course. Really hard challenge, but playing Spanish golf history.

(Very good)

Narrow fairways and hyperfast greens. Challenging course


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20 Aug 2015