The course Real Sotogrande Golf Club (RSGC) is considered as one of the masterpieces of Robert Trent Jones, who chose this course as one of his five favourites from more than 500 courses he designed worldwide according to what he wrote in his book “Golf. The Magnificent Challenge”, published in 1988.
Officially opened in 1964, Sotogrande was the first course Trent Jones designed in Europe and is blessed with his design philosophy, which consists of building courses perfectly integrated with the natural surroundings which are a great challenge to the better players, but accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
It is a fascinating course for players of any level which retains all the natural beauty of the land on which it was built only 150 metres from the Mediterranean.
The course has a par of 72 and measures 6.304 metres. It offers long tees, wide fairways 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 Sotogrande Golf Club. Variety not only in shape and distances but in its vegetation too: the mixture of cork oaks, pine trees, palm trees and an abundance of other species provide the course with a wonderful personality and beauty.
A round of golf on Sotogrande is very well balanced. On the front 9 holes 4 and 7 will highlight good examples of the risk factor which Trent Jones rewards by asking the players to choose whether a hole should be a difficult par or an easy bogey. This can also be said of holes 13 and 15 on the back 9.
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- Par: 72
- Max Length (Men): 6304m
- Max Length (Ladies): n/a
- Slope (Men): 135
- Slope (Ladies): 131
- Year Opened: 1964
- Designer: Robert Trent Jones
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Reduced 18 hole green fees always available at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande plus Spain’s Finest Golf Courses packages including buggies are available all year around.
2020 Spain’s Finest Package only £879pp 1 round + buggy at each of:
- Real Club Valderrama
- La Reserva Sotogrande
- Real Club de Sotogrande
- Finca Cortesin
Real Club de Golf Sotogrande
- Robert Trent Jones design
- Produced Champions such as Seve, Olazabal, Sergio and Rory
- Cork and Pine Tree lined fairways
- Part of the Spain’s Finest Package