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“Yes it is a must play course once but...”
Review of Valderrama

Valderrama
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Sotogrande
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Owner description: Famed architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed this 18-hole championship layout that stretches more than 6,356 meters at par 71.
Malaga, Spain
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yes it is a must play course once but...”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

If you are a golfing nut then you will play this course regardless of price and so you should. However it is vastly overpriced , living off past reputation and has lost its status as a course on the European Tour. When we played it was in so so condition , it had been windy and the cork trees had shed a lot of leaves and we were made to wait an hour whilest members claimed the right to tee off in front of us, even though we had pre booked tee times.Personally I hate to hit good tee shots , find the fairway and am then stymied by a tree!
La Reserva next door, less then half the price and as good once you have stripped away V`s reputation and they also collect you from the carpark put your clubs in a buggy and clean everything when you have finished.

Visited April 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to play golf if lucky enough to get an invitation..!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great place to play golf if lucky enough to get an invitation..!

Super golf....enjoyed a great round there and would love to go back for more...








Visited May 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Return trip and lives up to the memory”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Returned after playing first nearly 10 years ago and it was as good as I remembered. Very friendly staff, clubs cleaned after the round and carried back to the car. The drinks cart appeared virtually every other hole with free water and bananas, little touches such as that make the difference.
If you play golf, a must do for your list.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It was awesome”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Played Valderrama for business in September 2013. It was expensive, but for a course of this caliber and having hosted many pro tourneys along with a Ryder Cup, it was worth it. Fantastic conditioning, very friendly people, great caddies - an awesome day all around.

Visited September 2013
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Paris, France
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101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Golf at its best”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Best golf course in Europe continental. A great experience which any golfer must do at least once, but even better the second time or third time. It is expensive but worth every Euro!
Lunch on sunday is also a must, or diner in the member dining room.

Visited July 2013
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