Fabulous resorts, sun, scenic golf courses & more
A beautiful coastal setting for a break, golf in Sotogrande is an enviable mix of luscious tree-lined fairways and unbelievable sea views. La Reserva Golf Club, Real Sotogrande and the world-famous Valderrama are the most recognisable of the courses in this area, however, Sotogrande is also home to some fabulous resorts, with Alcaidesa Golf Resort, Almenara and San Roque all offering multiple layouts with on-site accommodation options.
Why play golf in Sotogrande?
- Home to Spains best golf courses - Valderrama, La Reserva, Real Club Sotogrande
- Valderrama - Ryder Cup Host 1997
- Perfect for the more discerning golfer
- 1 hour from Malaga Airport
- Famous home to Spanish royalty & the rich & famous
- Known for the being home to the world famous Santa Maria Polo Club
The home to Spain’s best golf courses
Frequently seen topping the ranking lists, Real Club Valderrama is quite simply a must-play for every golfer during their lifetime. This spectacular layout is a Robert Trent Jones Snr design and hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup which saw Seve Ballesteros captain his European Team to victory.
More recently, Valderrama was also the site of Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston’s first European Tour victory at the Open de Espana in 2016. Each hole at Valderrama features six tee boxes, ensuring the course can be enjoyed by all. Don’t be afraid to move up a tee box with Valderrama often cited as the most difficult layout of the season on the European Tour!
Joining Valderrama in Spain’s Top 10 courses is Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. Another Robert Trent Jones family design, this course was opened in 1964 and is blessed with an understated elegance throughout.
The course is always kept in immaculate condition, with lightning-fast greens and crisp fairways. Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is another must-play and it is unlikely that there is another region in continental Europe which includes two higher-ranked courses than Sotogrande.
The quality in Sotogrande certainly isn’t restricted to Valderrama and Real Sotogrande however, with another customer favourite available here in the form of La Reserva. Many choose this course over some of its illustrious neighbours, with many tipping this to overtake some of the other courses in the region in Top 100 rankings as the course matures.
This magnificent Par 72 course was designed by American Cabell Robinson and only opened for play in 2004. It has already hosted European Tour events and its popularity and prestige grows with every season.
Sotogrande is undeniably one of our strongest regions for golf, and if the courses above haven’t tempted you already, there are some fabulous resorts here too, with a myriad of options at Alcaidesa, Almenara and San Roque.
Popular golf destinations in Sotogrande
Discover spectacular golf in the ultimate holiday destination
When it comes to finding the ideal base for your golf holiday, we offer something to suit every golfer in Sotogrande. We recommend the Hotel Almenara 4,* located in enviable surroundings, in the backdrop of Sotogrande, between the Andalusian mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotel has a range of bungalow style rooms, each with a private terrace overlooking the Almenara golf course and beyond. A blend of the beautiful surroundings, excellent living space and modern facilities make Hotel Almenara a welcome resort for anyone looking to play golf in Spain.
For those looking to be located near to the Sotogrande harbour and Guadiaro town, Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande 4* is ideal. Inside this 1960’s American style hotel you will find 106 fashionable rooms, all featuring modern amenities, including satellite TV and internet access.
The hotel has great views overlooking the marina, the Mediterranean and the Rock of Gibraltar which can all be enjoyed from the courtyard and rooftop terraces. As well as beautiful views, this Sotogrande hotel boasts a delightful restaurant which will provide you with a delicious meal amidst a fantastic atmosphere.
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