Valderrama Golf Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Valderrama Golf Club
Valderrama Golf Club.jpg
Club information
Location San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
Established 1974
Type Private
Owned by Club de Golf Valderrama, S.A.
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Andalucia Masters
Volvo Masters
(1988–96, 2002–08);
Ryder Cup (1997);
WGC-American Express Championship (1999–2000)
Designed by Robert Trent Jones
Par 71
Length 6,390 m (6,990 yd)
Course rating 76.1
Slope rating 147

The Valderrama Golf Club (Spanish: Club de Golf Valderrama) is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. It is located in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, a few miles from Gibraltar, and has a single 18-hole course, along with a 9-hole par 3 course.

Valderrama was constructed in 1974 as "Sotogrande New," to the designs of leading American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Renamed "Las Aves" in 1981, it was acquired by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño in 1984. The golf course was redesigned and expanded by the original architect and became "Valderrama."

By 1999, Valderrama was rated the top course in mainland Europe by Golf World magazine.

The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course's signature hole. It is a par 5 with a pond to the right of the two-tiered green. The practice ground was called the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.

Events staged at Valderrama[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°17′09″N 5°20′02″W / 36.28583°N 5.33389°W / 36.28583; -5.33389