Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Length: 7,029 yards
With its immaculate conditioning and hilly terrain, Valderrama is considered to be "the Augusta of Europe".
Most golfers will be familiar with Valderrama from TV coverage. The club has hosted a plethora of championships, including the Volvo Masters and the legendary 1997 Ryder Cup, which saw a narrow one point European victory under the captaincy of the late, great Seve Ballesteros.
The course winds its way through gnarled trees, which frame the fairways beautifully. The bunkering is both artful and strategic, and the greens as slick to be found anywhere in the world. Valderrama is truly a world-class championship golf course.