It’s Valderrama. Value for money is hard to talk about around here. If you’ve already signed up to play you sort of know what to expect. Get your course management right and you’ll get a score here. Unless you’re in a 4 ball of broadly equal ability I suggest you get your own caddie. Ours was rushing around all over the place, switching between yards, metres, English and Italian and made the round feel rushed even though it was about right at 4hrs10. Get an electric trolley and walk if you can to really appreciate the magic of this place. Short game area for members only - not good. Food in the clubhouse superb and good value too.
Reasons to Visit Real Club Valderrama Golf
Designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Ranked in The Top 10 Golf Courses in Europe
1997 Ryder Cup host & regular European Tour Venue
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.