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Golf Spain Vacations Discover Sotogrande Golf Club in 2012

Posted in Spain Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the March 29th, 2012

Sotogrande Golf Club was founded in 1964. It is located close to the beachfront between the river Guadiaro and Sotogrande marina. This amazing design was by  Robert Trent Jones.

Sotogrande Golf Club is also voted among the top ten golf courses in Europe, the locals in Spain refer to it as ‘Sotogrande Old’.

Sotogrande Golf Spain Golf Vacations Package

Sotogrande Golf Spain Golf Vacations Package

It has large greens and the tees are very long the  bunkers were the first in Europe to be filled with brilliant white crushed marble.  Sotogrande Golf Club was also first with the use of Bermuda grass on fairways.

Sotogrande has had the privilege to host important tournaments like Spanish Open in 1966 when the club was inaugurated in 1966. This tournament was won by Roberto de Vicenzo with 279 strokes. t

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Julien Quesne wins Andalucian Open

Posted in Spain Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the March 22nd, 2012
As Reported on BBC Sport

Frenchman Julien Quesne equalled the course record with a superb 64 to win the Andalucia Open by two strokes and secure his maiden European Tour title.

The 31-year-old, who began the final day three shots off the lead, birdied the tough 18th in a run of four birdies in five holes to finish 17 under par.

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero’s second successive 68 clinched second.

Local favourite and event promoter Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 71 to tie for seventh, six shots adrift.

Manassero birdied three holes in succession from the sixth but needed to collect birdies at the last two holes to match Quesne.

However, he bunkered his tee shot at the par-three 17th and then his approach to the 18th, doing well to escape with pars at both.

That left overnight leader Eduardo de la Riva needing to hole his second shot from the fairway at the 18th to tie, but he could not do so and missed out on second also after taking three putts.

Quesne, ranked 322 in the world, sent his approach to within six feet to set up his closing birdie, and was drenched in champagne by his fellow French players after being presented with the trophy.

He said: “I think it’s the best day of my life. I know I will have some good weeks this year but I’m very happy to win this early. I’ll remember this day all of my life.”

Andalucia Open final leaderboard

  • -17: J Quesne (Fr)
  • -15: M Manassero (It)
  • -14: E De La Riva (Sp)
  • -13: D Lynn (Eng)
  • -12: R Jacquelin (Fr), H Otto (SA)
  • Selected others -11 : MA Jimenez (Sp)
  • +3: M Campbell (NZ)
  • +5: C Montgomerie (Sco)