Always wanted to play golf at Valderrama? New 'Sotogrande Experience' will make your dreams come true.
Andalucia in Spain is home to some of the best golf courses on the continent and now you can play the three jewels in the region’s crown as part of a superb new ‘Stay and Play’ package.
Located at the southern tip of Europe, ‘The Sotogrande Experience’ is a four-night excursion, staying at the recently-opened five-star SO/Sotogrande Hotel. It also includes rounds at the La Reserva Club, the Real Club Sotogrande and the world-famous Valderrama course, all three of which are among the best courses on the continent.
Marc Topiol, Chairman of Sotogrande SA, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome visiting golfers to experience the Sotogrande lifestyle with our exciting new stay and play package.
“The golf offering in the region is absolutely first-class, and features courses that are not only some of the best in Spain, but some of the most revered in Europe.
"The on-course experience combined with a stay in the wonderful, new SO/ Sotogrande hotel is sure to leave guests with memories of Sotogrande that will last a lifetime.”
Prices start from €2,450 per person (based on double occupation) and the package is currently being offered up until June 2022 and also next autumn (September-November).
But this is no ordinary golf trip as it includes a range of very special extras:
– A welcome cocktail at the SO/ Sotogrande hotel
– Transfer shuttle from the hotel to the golf courses
– Access to SO/ SPA indoor pools, sauna and steam room
– Access to SO/ SPA sauna and steam room
– Access to SO/ FIT group classes & 24h access to fitness centre
– Nine-hole practice session at La Reserva Club, with TrackMan and fitting
– Personal locker room with goodie bag from Taylormade Golf & La Reserva Club
– Physio session to activate your body
– Personal PGA qualified coach on TrackMan range with TaylorMade balls
– Open bar and food at La Reserva Club
– Preferred tee times
The new package will also be one of the only ways you can play the incredible Valderrama going forwards. Rated as our fifth best course in Continental Europe, its elite-level status was cemented when it hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup.
Widely regarded as the best course in Spain and formerly a No.1 in our ranking, it has been a regular European Tour venue and its reputation as a demanding test ensures you must bring your A game.
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A game at Valderrama is one to anticipate with relish and savour forever. No course on the continent is manicured more flawlessly and while the tight passages among the cork oaks make it capable of beating up the best players, it is a bucket-list course that you'll adore if you embrace the challenge.
The La Reserva Club opened in 2003 and is carved into the hillside, ensuring spectacular holes and views. It enjoyed a 13-place rise in our most recent ranking of the best golf courses in continental Europe, sitting 59th.
Another course that benefited from the skill of Cabell Robinson in routing over severe terrain that could have compromised the final quality. Instead, there are some standout holes, epic downhill drives and Mediterranean views – and you won’t find many in better condition
Generous fairways and large greens are more than welcome as you plot your away around a course that boasts a number of water features. A hugely interesting and enjoyable test and undeniably one of the best places to play golf in Spain.
The Real Club Sotogrande, opened in 1964, was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones and nestles by the Mediterranean Sea.
Sotogrande is enjoying its most prominent spot in the Golf World Top 100 Courses Continental Europe since the very early days of the ranking, rising 15 places to 21st in the most recent list following a hugely successful renovation. It has potential to go higher
Those who enjoy target golf and raised greens will love this stunning test and, being a Trent Jones course, there's plenty of water, so pack plenty of balls.