Simply Amazing! Nothing was to much trouble the staff where so friendly and I cannot wait to go back there!!! A different "League" :)
Valderrama Golf Club
Valderrama Golf Course is simply one of Europe, if not the World's Best Golf Course. Consistently ranked amongst the very top in the game, Valderrama is a course linked with tournament pedigree, remarkable design and sensational conditioning. A popular destination for anyone visiting The Costa del Sol, Valderrama provides a memorable golfing experience, allowing golfers the chance to relive memories of past European Tour victories with the likes of Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie all winning at Valderrama as well as Europe's memorable Ryder Cup victory in 1997 where Seve Ballesteros provided an incredible golfing experience as Captain.
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Valderrama Golf Club
The culmination of the project is testament to the vision and passion of both the owner and the course's designer, Robert Trent Jones Senior; the older Trent Jones is widely accepted as the finest golf course architect of his generation, and Valderrama will arguably be the brightest light of his impressive legacy.
Now regarded as the best course in continental Europe, the awe-inspiring layout is matched by its consistently impeccable condition, but this was not always the case; between 1987 and 1997, Valderrama's bunkers were totally restructured, and the drainage system throughout the courses was entirely revamped. The result was that Valderrama coped admirably with the deluge during the final day of the 1997 Ryder Cup that closed every other course within a 200 mile radius. Those Ryder Cup matches brought Valderrama prominently to the golfing world's attention, but thankfully, the course is carefully managed to avoid too much play ruining its condition. In fact, the club is extremely exclusive, but Ortiz-Patiño has been kind enough to make it available to the public as well, and it remains high on the list of ‘must play' courses.
While Valderrama is notoriously difficult, there are tees to suit most players, but matching your handicap is an achievement to remember around the 6,951 yard layout. Valderrama's wares continue to be showcased by the European Tour's climactic Volvo Masters every autumn, which merely whets the appetite of serious golfers around the world. Rest assured, Valderrama is as good as it looks on television, so be sure to experience continental Europe's finest course for yourself.
Go for broke at the penultimate hole - take on the water, and if you succeed, the bragging rights will be yours for years to come!
|Designed by||Robert Trent Jones Snr.|
|Previoulsy hosted||1997 Ryder Cup, Spanish Masters (currently)|
|Black||6,990 yards||SSS 76.1|
|White||6,475 yards||SSS 73.6|
|Yellow||6,036 yards||SSS 71.4|
|Red||5,326 yards||SSS 73.1|
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Valderrama Golf Club Frequently Asked Questions
Q – Do I need a handicap certificate to play at Valderrama?
A – Due to the testing nature of the course, golfers are required to play to 24 or less (gents) and 32 or less (ladies). Certificates may be requested.
Q – When can visitors play Valderrama golf course?
A – Non-members can play, subject to availability, between 12.00 - 14.00 pm (Monday - Friday) and between 12.00 - 13.00 pm (Saturday - Sunday). There are certain periods when the course is closed to visitors due to member competitions and other events.
Q – What hotels are near Valderrama?
A – The most popular hotels for golfers are Hotel Almenara, NH Sotogrande and San Roque Suites which are less than 10 minutes drive from the course. There are a host of other hotels available along the Costa del Sol, the likes of Rio Real near Marbella are approximately 45 minutes away by car.
Q – What is the par at Valderrama?
A – The course is a par 71, the course record is a remarkable 62 scored by former Masters champion Bernhard Langer. While the championship markers are just shy of 7,000 yards, with a slope of 147 and SSS of 76, while the recommended yellow tees measure 6,072 yards with a SSS of 71. With many cork trees, undulating fairways and quick greens to experience anyone playing to their handicap here is sure to have played well.
Answers provided by Oliver from the Marketing Department