La Cañada Golf Club
La Canada is part of the exclusive Sotogrande residential estate, and while its close neighbours – Valderrama, La Reserva and San Roque Old & New courses – are better known, it is a municipal course much favoured by the locals and visitors alike due to its course quality and exceptional value.
Originally a 9 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior (designer of Valderrama and Sotogrande), a second nine was added by Dave Thomas (who designed San Roque Old) in 2002.
The golf course now stands at a length of 5,866m (Par 71).
La Canada offers a great variety of holes with interesting bunkering, bermuda fairways and fast, bent grass greens of a high quality. Perhaps the best hole is the last, where an intimidating tee shot requires a carry over a large ravine, with fine views down to the Guadiaro River and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Fully equipped practice facilities with a large driving range, two practice putting greens and approach area.
Staff are friendly and attentive and there’s reasonably priced food and beverages to be had in the clubhouse. It has two large terraces with panoramic views of Guadiaro River and the Mediterranean Sea.
A quality layout combined with a modest green fee makes this one of the most popular courses in the area.
Opened – 1982
Designer – Robert Trent Jones & Dave Thomas
Handicap – Men 36, Ladies 36
Par – 71
Greens – Agrostis
Fairways – Bermuda
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|Length (m)||Course Rating||Bogey Rating||Slope Rating||Likely score to par|
Playing difficulty for scratch golfers; likely strokes taken
Playing difficulty for bogey golfers; likely strokes taken
Bogey male golfer has a handicap of 20, female 24
Relative playing difficulty for bogey v scratch golfers
Minimum slope = 55, maximum = 155, average = 113
The higher the slope the more difficult the course for bogey golfers
Likely score to par
For a bogey golfer, based on the course par and its bogey rating
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Services & Facilities
Large beer €3
Cafe con leche €1
Resident golf pro
Power trolley rental
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La Cañada Golf Club, Ctra. de Guadiaro Km 1, 11311 Guadiaro, San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
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