Upcoming golf tournaments – Valderrama, and more

All golf competitions, at their core, magnify the significance of every shot in a way that a casual round simply cannot. The thrill of competition every player feels is immense. Golfers relish the first-tee jitters and five-foot putts, despite how demanding they can be. 

In Andalucia, there are just a handful of golfing events that combine personality and tradition; that are inextricably linked in the minds of fans to a historic venue; that offer, year after year, a “who’s who” of the best in the sport. The Estrella Damm Andalucia Masters 2022 in the Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande is one of them.

Real Club Valderrama and the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters

The Real Club Valderrama always acts as a fair and demanding judge, an essential sieve to highlight the best, and you only have to take a quick glance at the list of winners to find a collection of major champions and sense the challenge this event represents.  

2021 – Matt Fitzpatrick (UK)

2020 – John Catlin (USA)

2019 – Christian Bezuidenhout (South Africa)

2017 – Sergio Garcia (Spain)

Real Club Valderrama is accustomed to hosting the best events on the international schedule. The course was originally known as Las Aves (The Birds) and Robert Trent Jones first laid it out in 1975. The course’s layout remained relatively anonymous until ten years later when in 1985 Jamie Ortiz-Patino, the industrialist billionaire bought the golf course. He then spent an absolute fortune on it to subtly reshape Valderrama. The club has not looked back since; it is now one of the best-looking golf courses in the world and it offers its unique character to the spectators who opt for enjoying it live.

The tickets for the Estrella Damm Andalucia Masters 2022 are now on sale. You can choose between individual access for each day, four-day passes, or weekend passes with the flexibility of the ticket offer. Federated members receive preferential rates, and children under 13 are admitted free of charge. Tickets for the 2022 edition are available through the tournament website.

Matt Fitzpatrick, 2021 Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters champion (credit © Real Club Valderrama)

Fundación Real Madrid golf tour 

The Real Madrid Foundation Solidarity Golf Circuit is made up of five tournaments: Golf Santander & Sports in Madrid (June 22), Club de Golf Almerimar in Almería (June 26), Font del Llop Golf Resort in Alicante (August 20), Mijas Golf Club in Malaga (September 21) and Vall Dor Golf in Mallorca (October 22).

Through sport, the Real Madrid Foundation tournaments bring attention to inclusion of people at a social disadvantage – children in juvenile welfare and care centres, homeless, unemployed or children with different capabilities or hospitalized. A beautiful cause. Don’t miss it. 

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Los Lagos is one of the best-known courses in the Costa del Sol.

The Solheim Cup 2023

To give you ample time to clear your diary, we’d like to mention one of the biggest tournaments of 2023: the Solheim Cup 2023. The legendary face-off between the European and the US teams is set to take place at Finca Cortesin from the 18 to the 24 September 2023.

Finca Cortesin, hole 18

Finca Cortesin is world-renowned as an elite golfing destination, previously staging three Volvo World Match Play Championship’s as well as regularly featuring in the top five list of ‘best courses’ in Spain by Golf World and Golf Digest magazines.

There’s still a little while to go but put it in your diary now. 

Marbella Club Golf within Marbella Club Golf Resort, Benahavís

Start planning your next golf getaway today and discover the wonders of the Costa del Golf and the incredible tournaments hosted here. The Costa del Sol, is a golfer’s paradise. 

For all of you keen lovers of golf, Marbella Club Hills and its magnificent, south-facing luxury villa apartments and villas come with a membership to the adjacent Marbella Club Golf. Read more about it here

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