Valderrama is probably the finest  golf course in Europe designed by Robert Trent Jones. Valderrama has a glorious and rather exclusive history as a past host of the Ryder Cup and several nail-biting end-of-season European Tour Volvo Master competitions.

It is a difficult and subtle golf course (and an expensive one to play) but, whatever your score, Valderrama must be on your bucket list.  7000 yards off the tips, it plays longer with tucked-away greens and some are quite small too.  Fairways are fairly generous but the bunkers are big and, when the rough is on the high side, you’ve got to keep it on the straight and narrow.

A true test of golf with a marvellous clubhouse to enjoy afterwards.  Valderrama is at the heart of the Sotogrande, San Roque, Reserva and Finca Cortesin “ten mile strip”  on the Costa del Sol which must be one of the strongest areas for golf in the world.  With several fine hotels, smart resorts and decent proximity to some great night life, this is a top-class golf holiday destination.

  • Clubhouse
  • Past host of  the Ryder Cup