The pride of Spain, Valderrama Golf Club, is widely considered to be the Augusta National of Europe, and is known for its tournament pedigree, having hosted The Spanish Open, Andalucia Masters, WGC-American Express and of course the 1977 Ryder Cup. Consistently ranked among the top 10 layouts in Europe, the layout is known for its perilously small greens and narrow fairways that are framed with cork trees that is lovingly maintained by founder and original owner Jaime Ortiz Patiño.
While Valderrama is notoriously difficult, there are multiple tees to suit most players, but matching your handicap is an achievement to remember around the 6,951 yard layout. The 4th hole, a par-5 of spectacular beauty, ends on a raised green next to a cascade of water while the famous par-5 17th features a green with bunkers at the back, and slopes down to an emerald lake. Should you succeed on this one, the bragging rights will be yours for years to come! Rest assured, Valderrama is as good as it looks on television, so be sure to experience continental Europe's finest course for yourself.
- Year of Opening - 1985
- Designer - Robert Trent Jones Sr.
- Par - 71
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6951 Yards