The San Roque Club

There are two championship courses at San Roque although when we played there only the Old Course existed. It is very challenging, as you would expect, being the home, at that time, of the qualifying school for the European Tour. There are also several spectacular holes.

Green fees are a little more than the general courses on the Costa del Sol but in this case the course offers value for money. As of January 2014 they are offering special rates of 70 Euros per person, only marginally higher than average courses.

The Old Course is the pride of the club and is reserved for members only except for the daily public periods when others are permitted to play for a premium rate of 160 Euros per person. This legendary course was created by Dave Thomas in 1990 with bunkers redesigned by Seve Ballestros. The Old Course is rated amongst the top 5 courses in Spain and amongst the best courses in Europe. It was the venue for the Spanish open in 2005 and the Qualifying School Finals from 1993 – 2007.

The New Course was created by Perry Dye in 2003. It is set on beautiful natural terrain with many scenic views. The difference between Old and New is mostly in the Dye-family shaping: big, steep bunkering, larger greens and railway sleepers. The course resembles a links in many areas even though it is a parkland course. The New Course was the venue for the Spanish Open in 2006 and the Qualifying School Finals from 2003 – 2007.

Booking is essential: Tel. 956 613 030 - www.sanroqueclub.com from where the photos are taken. You will also need your handicap certificate.