Officially opened in 1964, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande was the first course Trent Jones designed in Europe and is blessed with his design philosophy, which consists of building courses perfectly integrated with the natural surroundings which are a great challenge to the better players, but accessible and enjoyable for everyone. It is a fascinating course for players of any level which retains all the natural beauty of the land on which it was built only 150 metres from the Mediterranean.
The course has a par of 72 and measures 6304 metres. It offers long tees, wide fairways and elevated greens delicately moulded and very fast, which embody the biggest difficulty of the course. Of the 100 or so bunkers on the course 69 are placed around the greens, which warn the player to have great accuracy when attacking the pins.
The course Real Sotogrande Golf Club (RSGC) is considered as one of the masterpieces of Robert Trent Jones, who chose this course as one of his five favourites from more than 500 courses he designed worldwide according to what he wrote in his book ‘Golf. The Magnificent Challenge’, published in 1988.