Venue Info

Home to the Volvo Masters (1988-96 and 2002-2008), the Ryder Cup (1997), the World Golf Championships (1999-2000), the Andalucía Masters (2010-2011) and Open de España (2016). -  Valderrama surpasses its reputation as Europe's number one course.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones and lovingly maintained by founder and original owner Jaime Ortiz Patiño for many years, this is one of the continent's toughest challenges. The 4th hole, a par-5 of spectacular beauty, ends on a raised green next to a cascade of water meandering to a greenside lake. The famous par-5 17th features a green with bunkers at the back, and slopes down to an emerald lake. It is a favourite vantage point for spectators - and a bête noire for top championship players.

Course Info

REAL CLUB VALDERRAMA 

Inauguration: June 1985

Designer: Mr. Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Course type: Private, with limited tee-times for visitors Practice areas:

Driving Range, chipping area & putting   green

Total holes: 18 + 9 (Par 3 course)
 
Handicaps required:Gentleman: 24   -   Ladies: 32

Main Services: Buggies, Caddies, Restaurant, Electric trolleys, Trolleys, Pro-shop, Locker rooms & valet parking

 

TEES

METERS

PAR

VC

SLOPE

PRO

6390

71

76,1

147

CHAMPIONSHIP

5911

71

73,6

142

EXECUTIVE

5501

71

71,4

136

SENIOR

5043

71

68,3

128

LADY PRO

5299

71

76,3

142

LADY

4861

71

73,2

133

Turf:

Greens: Agrostis Stronolifera G2

Green Collars: Perennial Ryegrass

Fairways: Bermuda Tifway 419

Tees: Bermuda Tifway 419

Rough: Perennial Ryegrass & Bermuda Tifway 419

GREENS
Type of grass - G 2-Creeping Bentgrass ( 10-18 and putting green),
- T1 Creeping bent grass ( front nine )
Height of cut - 2.9 mm
Speed/stimp meter reading - 11’3 on Monday aiming to reach 12’6’’ by Thursday
Any specific comments - Small and undulating greens
FAIRWAYS
Type of grass - Bermuda Tifway 419
Height of cut - 10 mm
General width and contouring - Narrow and sloping
TEES / COLLARS/APPROACHES
Type of grass - Tees- Creeping Bent L93- 6mm
- Collars- same as greens ( G-2 on back nine and T1 on front nine) - 6mm
- Approaches- L 93 on front nine and Creeping Bent G2 on back nine
Height of cut - 6mm
ROUGH
Type of grass - Bermuda 419, tall fescue (front nine) Rye grass ( back nine)
Height of cut - semi - 25 mm
- intermediate - 57/ 61 mm
Any specific comments -
WEATHER
Weather in advance - Variable the last few weeks with showers and sunshine.
Forecast for tournament - Partly cloudy and dry. Light winds expected
COURSE
Opened -1985
Course designer - Trent Jones Snr
Special features - Tough/ challenging course.
General playability - Accuracy from the tee and with approach shots is vital.
Undulating / flat - A bit undulating
Tree lined / exposed - The course is lined with cork trees.
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 4, 10 and 17
Changes to the course -
-
Front nine greens and surrounds complexes totally re- grassed but no changes to the design.
OTHER FEATURES
Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers -

Card of Course

Real Club Valderrama


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14399365 104389356
24421385 115557509
33187171 123212194
45564516 134418382
54381348 144370338
63163149 153225206
74490448 164433396
84351321 175536490
94441403 184454415
Out3533973106 In3635943286
7169916392


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Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation Course Guide

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP12:55-8
2BROOKS, DanielENG12:55-7
3LUITEN, JoostNED12:55-6
T4JAMIESON, ScottSCO12:45-5
T4DONALDSON, JamieWAL12:45-5
6ORMSBY, WadeAUS12:45-3

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