Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Length: 6,934 yards
Opened in 1964, Sotogrande was designed by the legendary American architect, Robert Trent Jones. It was his first European course, and it is a credit to the man and his design that the par 72 layout is still testing players after all these years.
Every hole requires the player to plan his attack with care and execute the shots successfully to escape the many strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The fairways appear wide but stray from the short stuff and the cork, eucalyptus, pine, oak and palm trees – which line almost every fairway – will make par very difficult. The putting surfaces are wonderfully maintained, making them fast and true all year round.