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Sotogrande has everything a golfer could ask for in terms of both quality and quantity. Its place in the history books was assured when it hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup where the European team, under the late Seve Ballesteros, won a close match against the Americans. Visitors have a wide range of courses to choose from and excellent practice facilities. We know all the courses well so please call us for advice, as they do vary in price and ease of getting tee times. If possible coincide your visit with a tournament such as The Andalucia Masters and watch the top professionals play at close hand.

Valderrama has for many years been voted Europe’s no.1 course and is best known for that Ryder Cup triumph. Always in great condition and few golf courses look more evocative as the shadows spread out beneath the cork oak trees. It isn’t cheap and tee times are limited but for many people a must play at least once. For more information please visit

Sotogrande Old Course is the original Sotogrande course and for many people still their favourite. Robert Trent Jones’ design has more than stood the test of time and is a course that you’ll want to play again. It’s still very much a members club with a great club house, but there are a reasonable amount of tee times available. For more information please visit

The triumvirate is completed by La Reserva, the new course on the block and quite different to the preceding two. It’s a long course but with big greens allowing you the chance to hit long clubs into them. Buggies are needed due to the distances between greens and tees.

Many golfers will choose to stay at The Almenara Hotel Golf and Spa with its own 27 holes and superb practice facilities. It’s considerably cheaper to play here than the courses above and most people will include this in their golfing schedule. For more information please click here.

La Canada is the 5th course in Sotogrande. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones as a nine hole course, mainly for the locals to play, it’s now a very respectable eighteen with a great 18th.

Only a short drive away, the two courses at San Roque have both recently hosted The Spanish Open. The Old Course here is also a classic and you could easily spend a weekend just playing these two courses with the wonderful backdrop of the club house that was formerly the home of the Domecq Sherry family. For more information please visit

Finally, we would draw your attention to Alcaidesa. Not as famous as the above, but undoubtedly with the best views looking over the Mediterranean, past Gibraltar to North Africa. There are two courses here now and we would urge you to squeeze at least one in. For more information please visit
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