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Valderrama

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Hole 17 – Par 5 – Handicap 12 443 Yards

Course Profile

You don’t need to be an experienced golfer to play this unsurpassable course. But you do need to have one of your best days pitching and putting to score well.

The fairways are so perfect that they’ll seem like the greens at other courses. So you can imagine what the greens are like.

Valderrama is one of those courses that a passionate golfer should play at least once in their life and we can assure you, you’ll want to play again.

Hole 17 deserves special mention; you can see it on our picture above, where Miguel Angel Jimenez did a spectacular albatross. This was the first albatross in the history of Valderrama, later matched by Graeme McDowell, hit with a driver and a 3 iron. A plaque on the tee box reminds us of this feat on October 28th, 1994.

A 443 yards par 5 hole where if you can hit a good drive shot half way up the fairway you can get to the green in two shots. We advise you to try it, despite the beautiful but impressive water hazard in front of the green. If you can get to the green in two shots you can go home satisfied from Valderrama.

Club de Golf Valderrama is located in Andalucia, the largest and southern-most region of Spain. A few miles north of Gibraltar, it is approximately one and a half hours’ drive from Jerez de la Frontera and one and a half hours from Malaga. The climate is ideal for year-round golf.

Valderrama is a private Members’ club, but a limited number of starting times are offered for visitors most days of the year. Valderrama has since the mid 1980s risen in the Golf World rankings to become the No.1 golf course in mainland Europe, a position proudly held since 1989.

No championship course in modern times has so swiftly achieved such recognition. As early as 1988, Valderrama began to host the newly-launched Volvo Masters, the flagship tournament of the PGA European Tour, and continued to do so until 1996.In 1997 the Club hosted the 32nd Ryder Cup. The tone for the Ryder Cup event was set by Severiano Ballesteros, the Europe captain, when he walked the course with John Paramor, the chief tournament director. ‘I found everything perfect,’ he said. ‘It’s impossible to imagine a golf course in better condition. Valderrama remains today the only club ever to have hosted golf’s pinnacle event outside its traditional homelands, USA and Britain.

The Par 71 Championship Course measures 6,951 yards from the professional tees. The fairways have been described by top pros and leading golf writers as the best in Europe, if not the world. It is not an easy course – nor was it intended to be. It is designed so as to call forth thought and precision for every shot.

The course was designed in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr, one of the great golf course architects, and was originally known as Sotogrande New. In 1981 its name was changed to Las Aves. Its incarnation in its present form began in 1984, when Jaime Ortiz-Patiño was able to acquire it from the developers who a few years earlier had laid out the very extensive Sotogrande area so imaginatively and tastefully. Ortiz-Patiño had been one of the first to build a house, and for some years he had nursed the secret ambition to bring Las Aves to a greater potential.

In 1984 he was able to acquire, along with the golf course, certain additional parcels of land that would allow this. Robert Trent Jones willingly agreed to come back and redesign his original layout of ten years earlier. Together the two men spent many hours walking around the course and discussing where and how improvements should be made.

Ortiz-Patiño renamed the course Valderrama, after the ancient estate on which the land is situated. The pair shared a common aim: to create a course that would present a test of golf to the everyday golfer and the first-class player alike, and would bring out the best golf that is in him.

After the Volvo Masters and Ryder cup, Valderrama went on to host in 1999 and 2000 the first two editions of the World Golf Championships – American Express Championship, which were won by Tiger Woods and Mike Weir respectively.

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San Roque Old

FC.6+5+3.TIFF

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Handicap 6 415 Yards

Course Profile

Walking on this championship course is truly delightful. Besides playing golf, you’ll be able to enjoy the local plants and trees from Sierra Bermeja including its cork oaks. The fairways are very well cared for throughout the whole course. The greens are fast, some times even faster than those at Valderrama.

Our advice in this course is to avoid the strategically placed sand traps throughout the whole course, and the water hazards on the second 9. If your scorecard is looking good, play it safe on the 18th hole to avoid ruining your score.

It has a spectacular clubhouse that was home to the US Ryder Cup team in 1997. There’s a room in the clubhouse that commemorates this event.

The professional championships played in this course (Spain Open and the European Tour School Qualifier) demonstrate its difficulty with few results under par.

You’ll be able to enjoy either traditional Spanish food or excellent Japanese cuisine at its Kamakura restaurant.

This amazing course is the pride of the club, the enjoyment of it is reserved for members only except for the daily public periods when the general public can make use of this amazing fairways.

At the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, where the mountains meet the sea, is a legendary home for European golf Created in 1990. Designed by Dave Thomas with bunkers redesigned by Seve ballesteros, The Old Course is rated amongst the finest in Europe.

6,700 yards, Par 72

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San Roque New

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Hole 7 – Par 5 – Handicap 1 561 Yards

Course Profile

There is no doubt that you’ll have to practice your sand trap game before facing this beautiful course because you will find more than 100 sand traps of all kind. There are sand traps in every hole. But they are all perfectly cared for which will help you when it’s time to take a shot.

The views of the river Guadalquitón and the Mediterranean sea in the background are beautiful.

This course was host to the Spain Open in 2006, won by Niclas Fasth, and also the final of the European Tour School Qualifier.

The 8th hole, with 205 yards, is a clear example of what you can find in this course. It has a huge sand trap all along the left side, all the way to the green, also protected by small sand traps. The green is quite undulated. Our advice to you is to aim for the tree on the right regardless of where the pin is.

6,648 yards, Par 72

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Finca Cortesín

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Hole 14 – Par 4 – Handicap 14 353 Yards

Course Profile

This new golf course is an added bonus to an area where top of the line golf courses already abound. Being on par with Valderrama, Sotogrande or San Roque is not an easy thing, nevertheless we’d dare to say that Finca Cortesín is not only on par with them but that in some instances it’s even better than some of the well-established courses. This is why they’ve been host to the Volvo World Match Play Championship two years in a row and it will also be its host in 2012. The greens are the best that we have played and some professionals have even said that they are similar to the ones at Augusta National.

The fairways are wide and sand traps abound. We recommend always playing from yellow tees to avoid having a long and complicated day.

The views from some of the holes are spectacular, hole 15 for example, a 430 yard par 4. Here you have to take a good drive shot to a fairway that suddenly slopes downward after a big grove. Don’t shoot to your left on your second shot to avoid having serious problems.

Designed by Cabell Robinson at 7436 yards with 18 holes and more than 100 bunkers this is one of the finest golf courses in Spain. With a climate that allows year-round play it was designed to be in full harmony with nature and the environment. Players have magnificent views of both the mountains and the sea. It’s a highly enjoyable course for beginners and can be a serious challenge for pros. It has several tee boxes on each hole, keeping the difficulty of the course in balance offering great variety for all levels of player. When you finish playing all 18 holes, you’ll notice that you have played all your clubs. No wonder it is home to the Volvo World Match Play Championship, one of the most historic and important golf tournaments in the world.

Cabell B. Robinson is recognized as one of Europe’s top golf course designers. He was born in Washington DC in 1941, but has spent the greater part of his professional life in Europe. He is a historian by qualification, with a degree in History from Princeton (1963), and postgraduate studies in Landscape Architecture in Harvard and Berkeley (1967).

His early career was with the famous American designer Robert Trent Jones, who is responsible for some of the top golf courses in Spain.

For 17 years, Robinson was in charge of his design and construction companies on this side of the Atlantic, but in September 1987, Robinson decided to leave the Trent Jones studio and set up on his own operation. In only two months he was working on major projects on the Costa del Sol and in the South of France.

Finca Cortesin is built on an eco-friendly philosophy. Every aspect of the property has been carefully planned to take advantage of the lush green environment that surrounds it. Over 20 different kinds of flora have been imported and are part of the surrounding ecology. From the Pacific, South America, Africa, China, Japan, the middle east and of course the Mediterranean. It’s a true environmental sanctuary.

The clubhouse has magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the golf course. With 16 feet high ceilings, travertine marble floors and an inviting fireplace, it is the ideal place to relax after a memorable day out on the course.

Finca Cortesin also has a Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf (not currently included in any of our tours, but available for separate purchase if you so desire).

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Arcos Gardens

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Hole 6 – Par 3 – Handicap 10 150 Yards

Course Profile

The prestigious North-American company Landmark designed this course. They also created PGA West, Palm Beach Polo and the Ocena Course in Kiawah Island.

It is located in an old olive tree grove where you’ll find beautiful 100 plus year old olive trees gracing the fairways.

We love the 5th hole on this course. It’s a 385 yard par 4. It has two sand traps to the left of the fairway right at the end of your drive shot (if you hit more than 200 yards) The green slopes from left to right and you must lean to the left side of the green to get a good score. To the right of the hole there’s a view of the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera, which is perched on the edge of a cliff. The town can be seen from many spots on the course. Interestingly enough all greens slope towards the town. Try to place your approach shot close to the pin, as the greens are the most difficult part on this course.

This course has been chosen by the English and Swedish Federations to train in winter, and also by several players of the European Tour.

With five – six tees on every hole and strategically located bunkers and lakes, the course creates a variety of challenges for players.

Surrounded by a vast array of wildlife and plants, with views across the countryside to surrounding lakes and the cliff-top town of Arcos de la Frontera, a round of golf at Arcos Gardens is a true pleasure for all players.

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La Reserva

COURSE006

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Handicap 5 397 Yards

Course Profile

This course is perfectly cared for and has many undulating greens.

We specially like hole 15. A 501 yard par 5 with a spectacular tee box up higher than the fairway. From the tee box you can see a great section of the course with the Mediterranean Sea in the background. You need to take a good drive shot to the left of the fairway and try to land the second shot in the middle of the fairway to be able to approach the narrow green. The green is protected on the right by a water hazard.

In the words of Santiago Luna: “This is a course where you will use every club in your bag. It is very fun and offers the option of making it easy or difficult. It is a very large course, with ample but perfectly shaped fairways and greens.” -Santiago Luna, four-time Spanish national champion and a twenty-year veteran of the European golf circuit.

The club is situated in a spectacular spot featuring marvellous views of both the mountains and sea. Its 18 holes cover 72 hectares, and in addition there is a practice area, as well as one of the largest and best clubhouses in all of Spain, with members’ only sections.

The La Reserva de Sotogrande restaurant offers a relaxed and sophisticated environment within the La Reserva clubhouse, bordering the course and looking out toward the town, as well as toward the sea and the mountains. Join us for breakfast, lunch or snack on any day, either on the terrace or inside the cosy restaurant.

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Montecastillo

FC.6+5+3.TIFF

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Handicap 10 375 Yards

Course Profile

Many professionals say that this course is one of the best designs in Spain.

We had the opportunity to watch legendary Jack Nicklaus when he was designing the course. It was really amazing how he would place several balls on the ground and he would hit them to what seemed like nowhere. Then, depending on where the balls would land, he would decide to place sand traps, greens and so forth. Even though it’s a long course, the fairways are wide and so are the greens. It is an enjoyable course where despite being long and difficult you can still get a good score.

The most symbolic hole is the 18th, pictured above. A 410 yard par 4 with the fantastic hotel on the right and a beautiful water hazard on the left. The tee box is much higher than the fairway and you will hit your drive passionately. You’ll have the sensation that you can reach the water on the left with a drive shot, but this is only a feat for big hitters. It’s also complicated to reach the sand traps on the right. The second shot is also complicated with the pin on the left of the green, which forces you to shoot over the water.

This golf course has been the venue for the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years (from 1997 until 2001) and for the final of the Peugeot Tour (from 2001 until 2003)

A true test of your golfing game this course will delight you and challenge you at the same time. From lengthy holes and water hazards at the beginning to steep slopes at the end and with large greens that will test your putting skills.

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Sotogrande

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Hole 7 – Par 4 – Handicap 5 360 Yards

Course Profile

Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1964, it was his first design in Europe and he definitely left his seal perfectly throughout this magnificent golf course. It is one of the most elite golf clubs in Spain with well-known prestigious members even from among the royal families of Europe.

The back 9 descend on a hill towards the Mediterranean coast. We’d like to make a couple of notes about the most difficult and about the best hole in the course:

The most difficult is the 4th hole, a 190 yard par 3, with a green about 15 feet higher than the tee box. We recommend using at least one club higher than usual because if you go past the pin, you’ll have a rather difficult shot downhill.

The best hole in the course is the 7th. A 365 yard par 4, it features a dogleg and out of bounds on the left. You’ll need to place your drive slightly to the left of the sand traps on the fairway to face the second shot with possibilities of success. This second shot is a tense one towards a narrow green with a water hazard on the right. But as long as your ball bounces on the left of the green, you’ll land in the middle of it.

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Novo Sancti Petri

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Hole 6 – Par 4 336 Yards

Course Profile

Novo Sancti Petri is the first golf course in Spain designed by Severiano Ballesteros. The course offers a total of 54 holes distributed into two 18-hole courses plus 18 holes newly added in 2007 (Campano Course C). Besides you find a Pitch & Putt course (3 holes) with a spacious driving range attached. Many people still consider these courses to be Severiano’s masterpiece. The opening of the first 27 holes took place in 1990. The remaining 9 holes were ready in April, 2001.

It was in March 2007, with the 9 newly built holes in Campano, that Course C was opened and Golf Novo Sancti Petri took over management at Campano Golf Club. Campano Golf Club is located in “San Andres” housing estate, in the outskirts of Chiclana. It was inaugurated all the way back in 1985 as a 9-hole golf course, but had gone quietly unnoticed ever since. A jewel, only known until now to insiders of the Chiclana and Cadiz area. Its original design was laid out by Bryan Griffiths.

With the opening of these 9 new holes in March 2007, thus expanding the existing, renovated 9-hole course from the original project to an 18-hole one, we are proud to offer you yet another first class championship course. A suitable design both for professionals as well as for amateurs.

With its 54 holes, Novo Sancti Petri Golf Course is one of the biggest and best equipped golf resorts in Europe. A place for you to discover! Water hazards, pine, olive and cork trees, juniper berry shrubs, bunkers, and a sea breeze, all add to the beauty and difficulty of the game. These golf courses offers a challenge for golfers of all levels.

Novo Sancti Petri has been host among others to Andalucia Masters part of the European PGA Tour or the Spanish Professional Championship.

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Sherry Golf

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Hole – Par Yards

Course Profile

This course was designed by Sterling & Martin (Global Golf Company) in 2003. It’s a typical American design with wide greens and fairways. It’s considered one of the longest courses in Spain with 7,187 yards.

The quality of this course is evidenced by the amount of international competitions that have taken place in it such as European Tour School Qualifier Tournaments and PGA Qualifying School Tournaments

Another feature of this course are the views of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, which historical downtown is only 1 mile away.

You’ll need to especially concentrate in the back 9 where most holes have water hazards.

The 464 yards par 4 with a water hazard all along the left side of the fairway and another water hazard in front of the green, which you won’t reach with a drive shot. You’ll have to use a 3 wood to land the ball perfectly in the fairway and to be able to face the exciting second shot with possibilities of success. The green of this unsurpassable par 4 is protected by a water hazard at front and a large sand trap that surrounds it, but at least the green is not undulated.

The best thing about this course is that it will be fun for all types of players.

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