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