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Posted in Spain Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 5th, 2010

Valderrama Golf Club Spain’s Championship Course

If you are planning for a Spain Golf Vacation Valderrama Golf Club is one not to miss. This championship course is fully enjoyed by players of all handicaps.

This is a two part exploration of Valderrama Golf Course.  For more information on how to book a Spain Golf Vacation including guaranteed tee times at Valderrama golf just complete this simple inquiry/quote request form.

Valderrama Golf Course

Valderrama Golf Course is a 6356 metres par 71 with no hole less than championship quality.

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Valderrama Golf – 1st Hole ‘Sol y Sombra’ Par 4

The player hits slightly uphill to a fairly wide landing area guarded by trees. Accuracy and length are needed.

Valderrama Golf  – 2nd Hole ‘El Arbol’ Par 4

In the landing area a large Cork Oak dominates the middle of the fairway, but it can be a help, not a hindrance.

Valderrama Golf – 3rd Hole ‘El Tunel’ Par 3

For a short hole, the green is spacious enough, but it settles into the hillside, with fall-away slopes on the left and back, protected by bunkers. A shot missed to the left will leave the player with a very difficult par.

Valderrama Golf  El TunelThere is also trouble behind the green – a deep grassy pocket backed by an unrelenting tangle of bushes. In the Volvo Masters a player once missed the green and took ten!

Valderrama Golf – 4th Hole ‘La Cascada’

From the Professional tee, to reach the green in two, even with the Levante, will demand a long drive, followed by an accurate 3 wood or long iron to a well-guarded two-tier green with plenty of water behind as well as on the right.

Valderrama Golf La Cascada

Valderrama Golf – 5th Hole ‘Los Altos’ Par ‘4′

A slight dogleg to the left, this is one of the shorter par 4’s, but it is also one of the most distinctive drive-and-pitch holes a golfer could wish for.

From the landing area on the left side of the fairway only a short iron is needed but the green is protected by a ‘bunker in the sky’ – a Cork Oak tree on the right front side of the green.

Valderrama Golf – 6th Hole ‘El Valejo’ Par 3

The view from the tee is dramatic: the player is 8 metres higher than the green, with a complete view of the six bunkers that encroach right up to the green surface itself. Though large, this green is difficult to putt, with an upper tier at the back that falls towards the front and right. The target area therefore is small. The green has the potential for some diabolical pin placements for championship play.

Valderrama Golf El Vallejo

Valderrama Golf – 7th Hole ‘El Mirador’ Par 5

This hole started life as a par 5, but is now a par 4 for the Professionals, while remaining a par 5 from the Amateur and Ladies tees. The fairway is beautifully defined by Cork trees on the left and Olives on the right.

Valderrama Golf – 8th Hole ‘El Bunker’ Par 4

This hole, the shortest of all the par 4’s, is a slight dogleg to the left. The fairway is framed by Cork trees, so an iron from the tee is recommended. The green is slightly elevated and protected in front by a large semi-circular bunker whose contours are well emphasised, with the back left side nearly two feet higher.

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Valderrama Golf – 9th Hole ‘El Muro’ Par 4

This is one of the more difficult of the par 4’s, partly because it is long but also because the green is elevated, with bunkers on both sides that make for a narrow entrance. The green also slopes slightly from front to back and from left to right. Thus the second shot asks the player a very searching question.

Hole descriptions courtesy of Valderrama Golf.