One of the best golf courses in Spain for many many years, with plenty of reasons for that. It is a course anyone must play, knowing it is a competition course, so expect very fast greens, very well protected. First 9 holes is basically a narrow, short, hilly course, similar in some way to its neighbour the famois Valderrama. The second 9 are a little bit flater, with some wide open holes in the area around the big lake. You can make a mess out of allmost any hole, even from the fairway, so try to keep your game under control all the time. Training areas are great to practice. On top of being hilly, the views around and the cork oak as those of Valderrama makes it a lovely scenary. But there are many chances to play under windy conditions, being so close to the Straits of Gibraltar.
Friendly staff at arrival and in the shop, a pyramid of balls on the range, wide fairways, beautiful bunkers, fast true greens, sauna in the lockerroom! Luxury and style... Can I play again tomorrow?
Deze baan gespeeld met 34 km wind per uur, scoren kun je hier dan vergeten maar genieten blijf je hier doen. Alles ademt golf hier, heerlijke oefenfaciliteiten met goede ballen, een lekker ouderwets gezellig clubhuis waar je heerlijk kunt eten. De baan is van de witte tee's met veel wind haast niet te spelen. Gevoelsmatig op 70% van de holes de wind tegen. Kwaliteit is gewoon goed.
The course wide fairways, offers long tees and elevated greens delicately moulded and very fast, which embody the biggest difficulty of the course. Of the 100 or so bunkers on the course 69 are placed around the greens which, warn the player to have great accuracy when attacking the pins. The variety of holes is another characteristic of Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, variety not only in shape and distances but in its vegetation: the mixture of cork oaks, pine trees, palm trees and an abundance of other species, provide the course with a wonderful personality and beauty.