Valderrama Golf Course
This world renowned club near Sotogrande, San Roque was originally opened. In 1974 as Las Aves and was bought in 1984 by Jaime Ortiz-Patino who alongside with Robert Trent Jones Snr. completely overhauled the course, rebuilding it to full USGA regulations. It has a long established history of prestigious hosting to its name.
Between 1988 and 1996 inclusively, the Volvo Masters were played there. In 1997 it was host to the 32nd Ryder Cup. 1999 and 2000, the World Golf Championships, American Express Championships was held there, in November 2002 it was host to Volvo Masters Andalucia and it holds the No.1 European ranking in Golf World. It was also designed as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and in 1997 it was one of only 543 courses in the world to receive this honour.
Valderrama is a legend in its own right, a classic, a unique experience not to be missed by the discerning golfer.
A must play course if you ever get the chance. Regarded as the best course in continental Europe you receive a 5* golfing experience from the moment you arrive. I would recommend arriving to the course in plenty of time in order to take a look around the club house which is filled with history of many of the golfing greats that have played in Valderrama over the years and also to take advantage of the excellent practice facilities.