Golf championships the province of Cadiz
The province's well kept courses being selected as venues for important tournaments has meant worldwide recognition for Cadiz as one of the best golfing holiday destinations in Europe. The magnificent climate allows professionals and amateurs to enjoy this great sport all the year round.
The Valderrama Golf Club was the venue for the 1997 Ryder Cup and of nine consecutive editions of the Volvo Masters and was home in 1999 and 2000 to the American Express Golf World Championships. Not in vain, the specialised press have several times elected it as the best course in Europe .
The prestigious Novo Sancti ï¿½ Petri course was venue for the 1993 Turespaña Masters Andalusian Open.
The Royal Sotogrande Golf Club, the oldest in the province, celebrated in 2004 the 35 th edition of the ï¿½ Jerez ï¿½ European Nations Cup Championship and from 1995 together with the San Roque Club it has been home to the PGA European Tour Qualifying School.
The Hotel Montecastillo ï¿½ Golf took over from Valderrama in 1997 and allowed the Volvo Masters to continue being held in the province. The Jerez Golf Course was venue to this prestigious tournament from 1997 ï¿½ 2000. In 2003 it returned again to Valderrama.
In the autumn of 2001 Montecastillo also celebrated the final of the Canal + Tournament. Other important competitions have been played in the province such as the 2004 National Final of the Bacardi Cup at the Royal Sotogrande Golf Club, the Mapfre National Grand Prix Championship at the Costa Ballena Golf Club or the Andalusian Professionals Championshipat ï¿½El Puertoï¿½ Golf.