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La Herreria Madrid » El Encin Opened in 2011, it is considered by most players as one of the best courses in Madrid. With the unmistakable stamp of the signature Mr. Von Hagge Smelek & Baril, wide fairways, well- placed bunkers protecting the fall of the ball and unique greens. In addition, there is some remarkable facilities with one of the best practice ranges in Spain.mSercotel El Encin Golf Madrid, is located in the protected nature area of Naturalcalá. The stylish onsite hotel is the only golf resort in the Region of Madrid, and offers spectacular views over the golf course. The modern, air- conditioned rooms have flat-screen TV and luxury bathrooms and free wifi is available throughout the property. Madrid » Golf Retamares The Club de Golf Retamares is a family sports club founded in 1993. Thirty minutes to the north of Madrid and near the A1 Madrid – Burgos motorway. The course stretches over 720,000 m² of land with spectacular views of the mountains and the capital. Among the recent changes, some of the most outstanding have been the construction of five lakes to complete a total of eight on the course, to the planting of 1200 trees, with a new network of buggy paths, improved watering and drainage system and the widening of the fairway of the emblematic 15th hole called Mirador. 108 Madrid » La Herreria Real Club de Golf La Herreria was established in 1966 and is located in an area at 45kms from Madrid and very close to the impressive Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, which was built to commemorate the Spanish victory of San Quintin battle in c1557. The José Gancedo designed 18-hole course is 6,122 metres long, and often referred to as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Madrid. This first nine is built sustainably around the oak forest and the indigenous ash and holm oak forest. The second nine is a more open space, surrounded by the amphitheatre formed by the mountains. The club has a practice driving range area with 22 places, a bunker and two putting greens, where golf players can get golf lessons. Madrid » Centro National The National Centre of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation is situated on publicly owned land made available by the Madrid City Council and bordered by the walls of the Monte del Pardo park, the M-40 ring road and the Mirasierra neighbourhood in the city of Madrid. Fully integrated into the city of Madrid, the National Golf Centre is a popular, urban, public course. It is easy to get to, with an underground station and a couple of bus stops nearby, and in this respect it is one of a kind in Europe.