Golf in Sotogrande – Three events not to miss

As one of the world’s most prestigious golfing meccas, Sotogrande can’t fail to impress when it comes to challenging greens, stunning views and year-round sunshine. If you’re keen to keep up with the latest goings-on in the world of golf, here are three Sotogrande golf tournaments you won’t want to miss.

Autumn Shoot-Out Saturday 16 November 2019
La Reserva, Sotogrande carves itself into the hillside, where you can not only enjoy some of the best golf in the area, but also marvel at the Andalusian hills and Mediterranean Sea all at once. This season’s Shoot-Out promises to be an exciting golf tournament at the La Reserva Golf Club, which is open to members and non-members alike. The event follows a pro-am2 Best ball Stableford format, followed by a prize giving reception. Members: €60, Member Guests: €122,50, Visitors: €199 Pro-Am; Best ball, Stableford Format. Fees are: €60 for members, €140 for member guests and €199 for visitors.

La Reserva’s 18-hole championship course of wide, sweeping fairways leading to expansive greens includes gentle but challenging undulations, which have made it a must-play for discerning golfers in southern Spain.

Christmas With Love Tournament Saturday 7 December 2019
Head for Sotogrande’s Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort and enjoy the fabulous sea views to Gibraltar and Africa while showing off your best game. The Christmas with Love tournament is set to be a day to remember – let’s hope for one of those iconic warm, cloud free-days that golfing here is so famous for. Fees are 70€ per person, which includes your green fee, a buggy and a cocktail to celebrate. 

Located 20 minutes’ drive from the Gibraltar frontier, attractive Alcaidesa boasts many gorgeous golf properties scattered across the hillside, attracting golfers, summer holidaymakers and permanent residents alike. A convenient location adds to the attraction, being so near to Gibraltar, the Costa de la Luz in one direction, and Sotogrande and Marbella in the other. 

The Gecko Tour Thurs/Fri, 6/7 February 2020
La Cañada Golf Club is hosting the Gecko Tour this year, a highly competitive tournament taking place across southern Spain’s top golf courses. Elite amateurs and professional players descend here from across Europe and worldwide, including Russia, the USA and Scandinavia during the winter months. Fees are 150€.

The San Roque municipality is rich with excellent golf courses so if you’d like to venture further you could also check out the facilities at the Real Club de Sotogrande and Valderrama, which famously hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997.

By The Holmes Team · October 25th 2019