This is one of the best courses I have ever played. There just isn't much more to say
Consistently ranked among the top 10 layouts in Europe, Valderrama is a course linked with tournament pedigree, remarkable design and sensational conditioning. Considered by many to be the best golf course in all of Spain, Valderrama’s history is as impressive as its design. The legendary fairways have hosted an incredible variety of events, including; The Spanish Open, Andalucia Masters, WGC-American Express and of course the 1997 Ryder Cup.
Set in the beautiful resort town of Sotogrande, Valderrama is in an idyllic location, just 30 minutes from Gibraltar and less than 90 minutes from Malaga Aiport. The gorgeous backdrop of the Sierra Almenara, rolling hills and the Mediterranean Sea make Sotogrande the ultimate place to stay while playing this great course. There are a number of luxury hotels in this upmarket region, with SO/ Sotogrande being among the best options.
John Catlin won his first European Tour title at Valderrama in the 2020 Andalucia Masters with the entire field finishing over par. The 29 year old clinched the win with some superb par saves on the back nine, finishing one shot ahead of former World Number One Martin Kaymer on two over par confirming the course as one of Europe's toughest.