This is one of four spectacular championship courses in the Sotogrande region of the Costa del Sol and is considered one of Robert Trent Jones’ masterpieces. This was Trent Jones’ first course in Europe, opened in 1964 and his 6,224 meter layout is still a firm favourite with golfers from around the world.
It is often voted as one of the top ten courses in Europe and is characterised by long tees, very wide fairways and fast, elevated greens. It is a course which retains the natural beauty of the land with mature trees and vegetation completing this stunning setting close to the beachfront. It is ranked 2nd in Spain and 7th in Europe by Top100GolfCourses.com they comment that every hole requires planning, care and good execution and call it a “stern test to even the best golfers”.
There are some great, but challenging holes, particularly worth note is the 4th, the 7th and the finishing six holes which are tough with well placed water hazards.
Sotogrande is a private members club which welcomes visitors and there is a lovely refined air of sophistication about the whole place. Green fees are 220€ for 18 holes during the week and 250€ at weekends.
What you need to know about Real Club de Golf Sotogrande
- 18 hole, par 72 course
- Length 6,224 meters
- Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
- Layout Difficulty: 4 (1easy to 5 hard).
- Par White: 6.304 m par 72
- Par Yellow: 5.904 m par 72
- Par Red: 4.998 m par 72
- Maximum handicap 24 for men and 30 for ladies
- Welcomes non-members Monday-Friday 10.45-12.06
- Address – Paseo del Parque, 11310, Sotogrande, Cádiz
- Telephone – +34 956 78 50 14
- Website – golfsotogrande.com
- Email – email@example.com
- Insider tip: This golf course is easier for big hitters, but the appearance of water hazards will force all players to stay within the fairway.
Where to stay?
As the name suggests, this golf club is located in Sotogrande, a very exclusive area on the western Costa del Sol. However due to limited options in terms of vacation rentals and also nightlife in the Sotogrande area, we recommend choosing Estepona as your base.
Estepona is a lively, yet traditional Spanish seaside town, with good shopping and loads of great bars and restaurants. There’s plenty to keep you entertained when you’re not on the golf course, with some great murals on buildings all around town, regular events and festivals and a buzzing nightlife.
Visit our website to view our Estepona vacation rentals or to book your golf and accommodation packages or holiday extras such as transfers, car hire, club hire and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to the Costa del Golf very soon.