San Roque Old Course underwent a multimillion-dollar redesign and refurbishment in 2021, transforming what was already regarded as one of the best courses in the region into one of the finest in Spain. New practice facilities and some intelligently redesigned holes have created a setup worthy of a round that more than stands up to its prestigious Sotogrande neighbors.
The new course at San Roque was designed by Perry Dye, son of the legendary architect, Pete Dye, in partnership with the late, great Severiano Ballesteros. Opened in 1991, in contrast to the more traditional Old Course, the new course is tighter, built into the hills offering more risk and reward.
As with many of the courses in the area, if you stray offline, there is a little rough to collect your ball, the landscape quickly transforms into the unforgiving shrubland of the Andalucian hills. Such is it’s prestigious location guests will notice to point in the round when the course backs onto Real Valderrama.
San Roque was first introduced to the international golf scene as the team’s accommodation during the 1997 Ryder Cup, which took place at nearby Valderrama. A collection of Hacienda style villa’s combine to create a village feel to the resort.
During your time in Sotogrande, we recommend staying at 5* SO/Sotogrande hotel, which served as one of our premier offerings for the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin.
In the Sotogrande area, guests can choose from the 27 holes of Alminra golf course, part of the SO resort, as well as the prestigious Real Club do Golf Sotogrande, Real Valderrama, La Reserva, with San Roque and Alcadeisda also on your doorstep.
Marbella, Spain’s Costa del Sol cultural and nightlife capital, and neighboring Sotogrande have a world-renowned golf scene. Offering a collection of Spain and Europe’s best courses, after golf you can enjoy Marbella’s large stretch of bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as miles of Mediterranean coastline and beaches.