Par 72 / 5,853 metres playing off yellow. The Robert Trent Jones-designed Real Club de Golf Sotogrande course was opened in 1964 and has counted to the top ten courses in Europe for many years. Located between the Rio Guadiaro river and Sotogrande Marina, the lush vegetation comprising eucalyptus trees, palms and cork oaks renders the round of golf almost secondary in importance. The greens are large and the holes are long, some say too long, however the multiple tee positions allow for a little variation in the length of the holes. The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande facility has greens that are "typical Trent Jones" and the bunkers were the first in Europe that were filled with blindingly white, fine marble sand. Another new feature for European golf courses was that the fairways here were the first to be sown with Bermuda grass. Numerous national and international tournaments have been, and still are, held here.
Par 72 / 6,728 metres playing off white. The private and exclusive Club de Golf La Reserva de Sotogrande was opened in autumn 2003 and is superbly located on a hill surrounded by two valleys that meet in a Y-shape in the town of Sotogrande. The course is generously designed and, with an overall length of more than 6,700 metres, is extremely long, however has a harmonious feel and is perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings. La Reserva de Sotogrande has plenty of natural vegetation including pines, olive trees and cork oaks. The layout was designed by Cabel B. Robinson and includes four ponds with water on six holes; however it only really comes into play on one hole. The Club de Golf La Reserva de Sotogrande course meets USGA standards and has extensive greens in various designs and equally diverse bunkers. Robinson is convinced that La Reserva will develop into one of the best courses in Europe.