Valderrama Golf Club
Cádiz — Andalusia, Spain
International Championship course
Playable on simulator in Paris at Golf en Ville
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr, — Designed: 1974
Severity index: 3 — Difficult
18 holes, Par 72 — Length: 6771 yards
About Valderrama Golf Club
The Real Club Valderrama is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. It is located in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, a few miles from Gibraltar, and has a single 18-hole course, along with a 9-hole par 3 course.
Valderrama was constructed in 1974 as "Sotogrande New," to the designs of leading American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Renamed "Las Aves" in 1981, it was acquired by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño in 1984. The golf course was redesigned and expanded by the original architect and became "Valderrama."
By 1999, Valderrama was rated the top course in mainland Europe by Golf World magazine. The practice ground was called the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.
Valderrama Golf Club in Spain is widely considered to be the Augusta National of Europe, and is known for its perilously small greens. The narrow fairways, framed with cork trees, were meticulously put in place by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and provide a true test for golfers of all skill levels.
The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course's signature hole. It is a par 5 with a pond to the right of the two-tiered green. Before the 2016 Open de España, three national teams of four players tried to complete La Cascada in the fastest time. The French team of Raphaël Jacquelin, Alexander Lévy, Grégory Havret and Romain Wattel took four shots to complete the hole in 34.87 seconds, breaking the previous Guinness world record by half.
The club's course was the traditional host of the now defunct Volvo Masters, hosting the event from 1988 to 2008, with a five-year break when the event was moved to the Montecastillo Golf Club.
Voted Top Course in Mainland Europe by Golf World
The course was recently voted in the Top 100 “Best Courses in the World” by Golf.com
Valderrama Golf Club was home of the 1997 Ryder Cup, the first ever held in Continental Europe. The European Team won by a margin of 14.5 to 13.5.
This course is a personal favorite of Sergio Garcia and was awarded the Audubon Environmental Certificate.
Play Valderrama Golf Club in Paris on simulator
Alone or with friends, whether you are a golfer or not, you can play Valderrama Golf Club (or one of other 99 international courses available) in Paris, on simulator, in very realistic conditions and spend a good time.
In one click, you can choose to play a selection of holes or the whole course; you can adjust about twenty parameters and display modes and customize the gaming experience and difficulty: the tee-box that is right for you, wind strength, pin position, green speed, fairway hardness, etc ...) or simply you can keep the settings that are available to you. You can also try one of the 35 scoring systems available, for more fun.
You can also choose to take a golf lesson on this course, and enjoy the precision of trajectory measures and the beautiful surroundings.
Please note that the severity index specified above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very difficult.
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Updated on 10-10-19