San Roque Club, Old Course
Inaugurated in 1991, designed by Dave Thomas, the Old Course along with Real Valderrama and Real Club de Sotogrande became known as the golden triangle of golf. As well as hosting the team and their families in 1997 during the Ryder Cup held in neighbouring Valderrama, the first event under the club’s belt was the European Tour Qualifying School Finals in 1993 held exclusively on the Old Course until 2003. Many players who have since become household names received their tour card at San Roque such as Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose and the Q School finals were held for a further 13 years at the club.
The Old Course is 6,494 metres, Par 72 featuring cork oak woods on the front 9 and water hazards on the back 9 holes.
San Roque Club facilities include a 2-tiered covered driving range with practice areas, putting greens, pitching area and practice bunkers. Club, buggy and trolley rental are available. As well as the catering offered at the Clubhouse there are restaurants serving a variety of cuisine.
San Roque Club has a second course – the New Course
A real golfing challenge. Test yourself against one of the longest and most difficult courses in the area.
There is very much to like about the Old Course at San Roque – the wonderfully named (and bitchingly penal) Alcornoques (cork oaks) abound throughout the property. See full review
Designer – Dave Thomas
Par – 72
Fairways – Bermuda
|Length (m)||Course Rating||Bogey Rating||Slope Rating||Likely score
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How difficult is this course compared with others?
Take a look at rankings for each course in the Sotogrande area by overall playing difficulty along with analysis for scratch and bogey golfers here
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 €5.4
Cafe con leche €2.55
Resident golf pro
Power trolley rental