Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club is simply stunning, you get the impression of a small private club as you drive in and park in the car park. This impression changes as soon as you walk past the amazing Clubhouse out onto the range.

Valderrama Golf Club - Clubhouse
The view of the Clubhouse and driving range

The course winds its way through old Cork Oak and Olive trees with fairways like carpets and putting surfaces faster than the green baize in your local snooker hall. The key to playing well here is going to be leaving your ball below the pin as a downhill putt is the stuff of nightmares.

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Strolling the fairways of Puerto Banus

Strolling the fairways of Puerto Banus

This weekend I am off on a company golf trip to Puerto Banus. We are playing Los Naranjos and Santa Clara which I am hoping will be a great experience for me as I have never played golf in Spain before.

Los Naranjos Golf Club
Los Naranjos Golf Club

Los Naranjos was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and is widely regarded to be one of Spain’s best courses. At over 7,000 yards it certainly looks to be a genuine championship course which will prove a tough challenge for me as I am suffering with my driving at present. The wide fairways and huge undulating greens may help my regulation statistics but there is also massive expanses of sand and a good many water hazards to avoid. Read more