Where to Stay: Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande
Valderrama or Real Clube Valderrama to give it the correct name is one of Europe's greats and is the reason so many of our golfers who love playing the game in Spain book Costa del Sol golf holidays.
Since 1988 this 18 hole Championship golf course surrounded by small Umbrella Pines that line the fairways, has been rated as the best golf course in Europe. A private and exclusive members club it is one of the gems of the game, designed by the great Robert Trent Jones Snr, it has hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup and the Spanish Open until 2016.
Following on the golf course now hosts the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by and in co-operation with the Sergio Garcia Foundation an official European Tour event and one that attracts not only the best golfers but has a great following by the banks of spectators that flock to the venue.
Located centrally to the exclusive Sotogrande estate in Sotogrande, in Southern Spain Valderrama is one of Europe's greats and a golf course if you have the opportunity you just have to play. It must feature in the top five any golfers bucket list along with the like of Pebble Beach & the PGA National.