Seve and Jones had to move more than five million cubic yards of earth to create the foundations for Golf Santander – part of the site on which the course was built used to be a landfill site – and now the course is a picturesque parkland layout that, in a few years when the 5,000 newly planted trees that line the fairways have matured, could very well be considered for hosting top level golf tournaments, such is the quality and challenge of the layout.
From the back tees, the course stretches to a mammoth 7,500 yards and thanks to strategically placed bunkers and plenty of large, intimidating water hazards, a demanding test is on the cards for even the finest golfers. Handicap golfers should not be put off though, as no less than six tee positions on each hole allow golfers of all abilities to find their comfort zone. Get your ball in play from the tee and the quality of the conditioning shines through, with plenty of scoring opportunities to be taken advantage of along the way.
Golf Santander is ranked as one of the best courses in Spain