HOTEL NH ALMENARA ****
Hotel Almenara is located in the incomparable setting of Sotogrande facing the Mediterranean and surrounded by some of the best golf courses in Europe.
Located in the heart of Golf Almenara, it boasts 145 rooms with exquisite decoration using natural materials which maintain a warm and genuine local colour.
The distribution of the rooms around the main building means that each can enjoy views of the green, the gardens and the Mediterranean.
Elysium, the spa at Sotogrande promises you a refreshing and relaxing reward for body and mind. The centre offers the most innovative treatments and various activities designed for your health and beauty.
The hotel has two restaurants with different atmospheres: Gaia with international cuisine and the more informal Veinteocho, with fabulous views of the golf course and Mediterranean. In addition, in the main building you will find a cosy bar called Pentagrama.
Since 1988, Valderrama has been considered the number one course in Continental Europe, and it is included in all rankings of the 100 best courses in the world.
It is par-71, measuring 6.390m from the “Championship Tees”. Its paths are considered the best in Europe (and in the world) by experts and professional players. It is not an easy course because it needs great precision and strategy to play successfully.
It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1974 and originally named “Las Aves” (today Sotogrande). In 1985 it was bought by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño and his objective was to bring it to the best level ever. Robert Trent Jones Sr. then had to return to redesign and improve the original course.
The course was renamed “Valderrama”, the name of the property on which it stood.
Golf Alcaidesa is the first links course built in Spain and the furthest south in Europe. It has 18 holes. It was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark and resembles the courses on the Scottish coast.
As a links course it chains together holes along the Alcaidesa beach, granting impressive views of the Mediterranean with Africa in the background and Gibraltar in front. One of its defining characteristics is the strong wind making it difficult to keep the ball on the path.