Destination Golf - August 2017 * - Page 68

interesting for us, as it will be the final event on European soil before the tour’s international finale moves to China and Dubai. Its interest in a sporting sense is complemented by the tourist aspect, thanks to the positive effect it will have on initiatives aimed at easing the seasonal nature of tourism, because it is being held just when the high season ends.” It is also likely to be the only European Tour event in Spain this year. The competition can reach a potential audience of more than four hundred million across five continents, so has huge value to tourism in Spain. Every last detail has been thought of and taken care of both on and off the course in this exclusive members club. The fairways are continuously and tirelessly worked on to ensure the highest quality with over 100 bunkers. It is a spectacular exclusive members course with only a lucky few manage to feel its fairways underfoot, as access is very restricted to only 36 visitors a day with green fees averaging €350.00 per person. In a worldwide survey, Golf Digest asked players to name the course where they would play for the rest of their lives; August was first, Pebble Beach second and Valderrama, third. The Valderrama challenge is exclusively limited to club members and 36 visitors a day, but it offers an irresistible lure. In a worldwide survey, Golf Digest asked players to name the course where they would play for the rest of their lives. Augusta was first, Pebble Beach second and Valderrama third. This is bucket list golf at its best, should the invite come your way. 68 Destination Golf .TRAVEL GET IN TOUCH: www.valderrama.com/en/