San Roque - Old Course
Designer: Dave Thomas / Tony Jacklin
Length: 7,143 yards
The San Roque Club lies nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains, which eventually peter out into the Mediterranean.
Dave Thomas and Tony Jacklin designed the Old course and it opened for play in 1990 at an alleged cost of $1million per hole. It remained pretty much unchanged until the late Seve Ballesteros made some recent changes to the bunkering.
From day one, San Roque was heralded as a great test of golf, even for the best players. The course has been used on many occasions for professional tournaments and it's now the winter home of the European PGA Tour School.
The front nine holes wind their way through mature forests of cork oak, making the fairways feel narrower and adding greater weight to accurate driving. In contrast, the back nine is less undulating and does not have the forests of cork oak, but deep ravines and carefully placed hazards keep the golfer thinking.