Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, Real Club Valderrama has been the venue for numerous high-profile tournaments, including the Ryder Cup in 1997.

Nestled on the southern coast of Sotogrande in Spain, the respected Real Club Valderrama remains majestic as ever, with its rich legacy in the world of golf.

After it’s redesign by legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr, the club burst onto the scene in 1988 by taking the reigns in accommodating the inaugural Volvo Masters — a hallmark event on the DP World Tour’s schedule — a role it retained until 2009.

Costantino Rocca famously tamed Tiger Woods 4&2 in their singles match at the 1997 Ryder Cup at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.

The pinnacle of Valderrama’s legacy emerged in 1997 when the club hosted the 32nd Ryder Cup, an event of intense significance which culminated in Europe’s captivating victory, with the late great Seve Ballesteros at the helm.

In the years 1999 and 2000, it was the famed host to two editions of the World Golf Championships – American Express Championship, which was claimed by Tiger Woods and Mike Weir, respectively.

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Sergio Garcia is a two-time winner at Valderrama – Warren Little

In more recent times, the heritage of Real Club Valderrama has been preserved through the hosting of eight editions of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters on the DP World Tour.

Furthermore, Real Club Valderrama welcomed LIV Golf 12 months ago, boasting some of the best players in the world back to its fairways, as it prepares once again to host them this July.

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