Sotogrande offers some of the finest Golf courses on the Costa del Sol, if not in Spain. In and around Sotogrande you can find golf courses for all levels. Whether you are looking for a golf course to play in the rain or a golf course to challenge your skills, you will not be disappointed by the available options.
Real Club Valderrama
The world famous Valderrama golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1974 and is ranked as one of the best both as a club and course. The challenging and unique 72-par course was home to the 1997 ryder cup and has hosted numerous world-class golf championships over the year.
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|GREEN-FEE 18 HOLES||400 EUROS|
|PGA PROFESSIONAL||170 EUROS|
|CADDY / FORECADDIE||60 EUROS|
|ELECTRIC TROLLEY||25 EUROS|
|RENTAL CLUBS (TAYLOR MADE)||50 EUROS|
One Forecaddie per group is mandatory at Real Club Valderrama, the rate is 60€+gratuity and must be paid directly to forecaddie the day of play.T. + 34 956 791 200 – F. +34 956 796 431 – email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules of etiquette and Dress Code Visitors must follow these rules at all times
- The use of mobile telephones and cameras is strictly forbidden in all areas of Real Club Valderrama
- Handicap is limited to 24 for Gentleman and 32 for Ladies. Certificate may be requested
- Visitors are allowed to play Real Club Valderrama between 12:00 and 14:00 hours from Monday to Friday and between 12:00 and 13:00 hours on weekends. During certain periods of the year, our Club is reserved for members and their guest exclusively.
- Visitors may only use the driving range 45 minutes before play.
- Flights must be formed by four players. All threesomes, pairs and individual bookings may be reallocated to complete the foursome.
- Operations staff will require all groups to maintain adequate Pace of Play.
- Non-playing guests are not permitted on the course to accompany visitors.
- Visitors may only play twice in a given month or seven times in any one calendar year.
- Buggies are not allowed near the tees or greens. The use of buggies is always subject to golf course conditions.
- The dress attire must be in full harmony with the game of golf. The use of T-shirts, sleeveless t shirt, jeans, athletic apparel, bathing suits and cargo shorts above knee length is strictly forbidden. The use of golf shoes with soft spikes is also mandatory. The use of Flip-flops is not permitted in the premises of the club.
- Children under the age of 10 are not permitted in the Spike Bar or Restaurant.
- All dinner reservations must be made in advance (email@example.com).
- No outside food or drink allowed.
- Domestic animals are strictly forbidden on all Club premises.
Golf La Reserva Sotogrande
The golf club La Reserva is one of the newer courses in Sotogrande. Originally opened in 2003, La Reserva is located on an elevated plot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the mountains and Sotogrande. Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, La Reserva offers an 18-hole, 7,400 yard course. Address: Avenida La Reserva, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain Phone: 956785252
Play Sotogrande’s newest championship course in view of a cobalt Mediterranean Sea.
Play golf at La Reserva Club
Sotogrande is the home of legendary golf courses and La Reserva Club continues this historic legacy while creating a contemporary experience that defines the area today. Carved into the hillside with natural vistas in every direction, the 18-hole championship course was designed in 2003 by American architect and course designer Cabell B. Robinson. With wide, sweeping fairways that lead on to large greens, gentle but challenging undulations and various water features, La Reserva is a must-play for any golfer visiting Southern Spain.
La Reserva Golf Course
Carved into the hillside with stunning vistas down to the Mediterranean Sea and up to the Andalusian hills, La Reserva’s 18-hole championship course was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Cabell B. Robinson. Opened in 2003, with wide, sweeping fairways that lead on to large greens, gentle but challenging undulations, and a birds’ nest location high up on the escarpment, it has fast become a must-play for any golfer visiting southern Spain – and a fitting next chapter in Sotogrande’s proud golfing legacy. La Reserva Club is ranked both our resort and golf course among the 12 best in Spain by the
La Reserva Club de Golf is the latest prestigious golf course to be constructed in this corner of the Costa del Sol, joining near neighbours Valderrama, Sotogrande and San Roque in a formidable quartet of quality golfing destinations. Yet another design of the prolific American architect Cabell B. Robinson, the course only opened for play in 2004 but many already consider it capable of hosting a national or international competition. It is located within two valleys which join in the form of the letter “Y” and when the site was first cleared of scrub, all trees and plants with ecological and aesthetic interest were moved to a nursery then replanted in their original place. La Reserva is long – more than 6,700 metres from the back tees – but fairways are wide so you can afford to open your shoulders on the tees to aim at relatively generous fairways. Greens are on the large size but it is one thing to be on the putting surface in regulation and another to avoid three putting when a long way from the pin position! Water features at half a dozen holes, but apart from one hole, it does not present itself as a frontal hazard. Both the outward and inward holes have par threes separated by long par fives. On the front nine, the green on the 164-metre 5th is guarded by a lone bunker while the 145-metre 7th is played from an elevated tee to a shallow putting surface. On the back nine, water to the left of the green on the 222-metre 15th pressurises the tee shot and the 187-metre 17th also features water to the left of the putting surface, with bunkers further protecting the right and rear of the green.
The European Tour returned to Sotogrande in 2014 for a new tournament that was hosted by La Reserva Golf Club. Some may think a waste management company sponsored the NH Collection Open, but NH Collection is, in fact, a hotel chain with around 400 properties in their global portfolio. Marco Crespi won the inaugural NH event, claiming his maiden European Tour title after eventually progressing through Qualifying School in 2013 at the Italian’s eleventh attempt. In May 2019 the club staged the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational (hosted by World Golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam),which resulted in Céline Herbin claiming her second Ladies European Tour title.
La Cañada Golf
The Club de Golf La Cañada is an 18-hole course, open every day of the year. The course can be played in all weather conditions and is hugely popular all year round. The driving range at La Cañada offers a Tee line of 5000 square meters, with 250 meters length. Address: Ctra. de Guadiaro, Km 1, 11311 Guadiaro, San Roque, Cádiz, Spain Phone: 956794100 At La Cañada Golf Club you will feel a warm welcome when you experience the true sensation of playing golf in one of the best courses in Andalucia.
Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande
The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was one of the first courses designed by Trent Jones in Europe. Officially opened in 1964 the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was granted the title of ‘Real’ in 1994 by his Majesty King Juan Carlos I. The course offers a par of 72 and measures 6,492 meters. DESIGNED BY ROBERT TRENT JONES IN 1964 AND RESTORED BY RULEWICH & FLEURY IN 2016. Address: Paseo del Parque, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain Phone: 956785014
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We welcome you as a possible future visitor to Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. Visitor Days are Monday through Friday from 10:54 to 12:06 (excluding Easter week, from 15th July to 31st August and Bank Holidays).
Real Club de Golf Sotogrande has ideal playing conditions all year round.
We would ask that you read our Rules of Etiquette for Visitors as acceptance of these.
|Green-fee 18 holes||250 €|
|Green-fee 18 holes weekend||280 €|
|PGA Profesional||80 €|
|Electric trolley||18 €|
|Hand trolley||7 €|
|Set of golf clubs (Taylor Made)||49 €|
RULES OF ETIQUETTE
The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is a private members’ Club which welcomes visitors at certain times of day. The Club maintains a policy of strict application of the rules of etiquette, which are set out below:
- Clothing must be in accordance with the game of golf. It is forbidden to stay on the golf course and in the Clubhouse in a swimsuit, wraparound skirt, tennis pants, blue jeans, sportswear (tracksuit, sweatshirts, etc.), pirate pants (in the case of the gentlemen) and collarless and sleevless shirt (in the case of the gentlemen). The use of spikeless golf shoes is mandatory.
- The use of mobile telephones is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Club.
- The maximum permitted handicap is 24 for men and 30 for ladies. A handicap certificate for each player must be presented to the Caddy Master’s office. If such a certificate is not presented, the player may not go out on the course to play.
- Players must present themselves on the first tee at least 5 minutes in advance. If they arrive after their tee time they will lose it and will not be entitled to reimbursement of the green fee.
- Buying balls on the golf course is strictly prohibited. Anyone who infringes this rule will be required to leave the course immediately and will not be entitled to reimbursement of the green fee paid.
- Groups must be made up of four players. All matches of one, two or three persons may be reorganized.
- Running electric or hand carts over the tees and between the bunkers and the green and between the green and water hazard is prohibited.
- Every player must repair ball marks, seed divots and rake bunkers.
- All golf carts have a GPS (SatNav) installed to ensure that at all times they observe the rules governing their use while driving.
- The maximum time to complete a round of 18 holes is 4 hours 10 minutes. Groups that have fallen behind must give way to the group following them. The Marshal in charge of controlling their match will issue a maximum of two warnings, and in the event of a third warning the group may be obliged to leave the course and will not be entitled to reimbursement of the green fee paid.
- The maximum time a player may remain in the bar on hole 9 is 10 minutes.
- Bringing pets into the Club is strictly prohibited.
1964Officially opened in 1964 Sotogrande was the first course Trent Jones designed in Europe and is blessed with his design philosophy, which consists of building courses perfectly integrated with the natural surroundings which are a great challenge to the better players, but accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
The origin of the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is intimately bound to the creation of the urbanization of Sotogrande in the early 1960´s. Its founder, Joseph McMicking, chose this enclave in the South of Spain to develop the best residential area of the time and as the nucleus and backbone of this ambitious project, the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was founded in 1964.
If something truly characterized McMicking it was his vision of the future and his desire that Sotogrande would last for many, many years. This was why he laid the foundations of his project in completely unknown parameters of quality in the Spain of those days. It is no wonder that he called in the most prestigious designer of the time, R. T. J. to design the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande course.
It was the express wish of McMicking that Trent Jones personally choose the land on which the golf course would be built within the enormous property in which the urbanization was located. Sotogrande was the first work of the designer in Europe and marked a landmark in the construction of courses on this side of the Atlantic, not only by the magnificent design which the master Trent Jones realized, but by the innovations that surrounded the project: it was the first course in Europe to be seeded with Bermuda 419 and first to install a totally automatic system of irrigation. In 1965 the Clubhouse was inaugurated having been built by the architect Luis Gutierrez Soto.
1966In 1966, the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande held its first great tournament with the best players in Europe in the Spanish Open Championship. This was won by Roberto de Vicenzo with 279 strokes. One year later at the age of 44 the Argentinean became the oldest player to win the British Open, after an exciting duel with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
The magnificent design of Robert Trent Jones was quickly appreciated so much by both amateurs and professionals, which turned Sotogrande into a prestigious venue for competitions.
The Course RSGC is considered as one of the masterpieces of Robert Trent Jones who chose this course as one of his five favorites from more than 500 courses he designed worldwide according to what he wrote in his book GOLF – THE MANIFICIENT CHALLENGE – published in 1988.
1970In 1970 the Sherry Cup was born, the original of the present European Championship of Nations Cup of Real Club de Golf Sotogrande which is presented every year to the best amateur from 20 European countries and gives a big boost to his C.V. to be alongside winners of the stature of Padraig Harrington, Sergio García or Rory McIlroy. In 1973 the VII Ladies European Championship was contested in Sotogrande. The winners were England followed by France, Sweden and Spain.
The Club remained part of the Sotogrande urbanization until 1979, the year in which the members acquired the course giving rise to a Members Club which is considered nowadays as one of the best Members´ Clubs in Europe.
Sotogrande was the venue for the Spanish Amateur Championship of 1983. The winner was a very youthful Jose Maria Olazabal who later won the Augusta Masters of 1994 and 1999.
1987Five years later, the Club presided over the victory of the brilliant Severiano Ballesteros in the Spanish Professional Championship of 1987. Ballesteros was the number 2 in the world ranking and had won 4 Majors, the British Open in 1979 and 1982 and the Augusta Masters in 1980 and 1983. This did not prevent him having a heroic battle with Pepin Rivero to win the Championship. Seve left wonderful examples of his matchless talent with the shot he holed on the last day from a greenside bunker on hole 16 which virtually sealed his victory.
Between 1996 and 2001 the course of Trent Jones together with San Roque Club hosted the Qualifying School for the European Tour. On these 2 courses the European Tour Cards were obtained by players such as Ian Poulter, Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Rose, Niclas Fasth and Nicholas Colsaerts.
1994In 1994, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I granted to Sotogrande the title of Real. From its origin, the Club has had seven presidents, D. Alfredo Melián, (1964 to 1979), Mrs. Emma Villacieros de García–Ogara (1979-1989), D. Walter Rodriguez Figueroa (1989–1997), D. José Antonio Polanco (1997–2005), D. Antonio Martín Urquijo (2005–2010), D. Felipe Oriol Diaz de Bustamante (2010-2018) and the present president Jaime Salaverri Aguilar.
Almenara Golf Club Sotogrande
ALMENARA GOLF COURSE – Almenara Golf & Spa Resort Almenara, which opened in 1998, has three nine-hole loops, each of which is the brainchild of local architect Dave Thomas, and also provides very extensive practice and teaching facilities. A top class hotel, professionals shop and restaurant complete the amenities at one of the Coast’s up-and-coming golfing venues.The Almenara Golf Club offers three different 9-hole courses, to suit a variety of levels.
We got stuck on this course for the first round. A high-class course in the Cadiz area, more exakt Sotogrande, which flows between gorges in the mountains and plots into natural valleys with beautiful lakes. Here is a buggy almost a must if you are going to hurry into all the impressions and play good golf. Every time we played here, the quality of the golf cours has been superb. Again, a pair of 3 holes becomes our favourite hole. Over water and the green like in a lagoon surrounded by pine trees. Do not miss this course if you have the opportunity. Very beautiful clubhouse with a nice restaurant.
Address: Avenida Almenara, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque, Cádiz, Spain Phone: 956582054