Marquesa Viuda de Aldama 50,
Alcobendas, Madrid 28019
72 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Residential and open countryside.
No.1 course designed by Jack Nicklaus working with Desmond Muirhead (1975); No.2 course laid out by Nicklaus Design under the direction of Ron Kirby (1990); No.3 course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design (2011); No.4 course designed by Nicklaus Design (2012).
Above distances are for the 18-hole No.1 course, which is located at the main Alcobendas clubhouse and club HQ. Also at La Moreleja is the 18-hole No.2 course (par-72, 6390 m; located 2.5 km SW of main Alcobendas clubhouse). Located 15 km NE of the main Alcobendas clubhouse are the 18-hole No.3 course (par-72; 6854 m) and No.4 course (par-72, 6487 m).
16 km NW of Madrid city centre / 5 km SE of Alcobendas.
Real (Royal) Club La Moraleja is one of several private clubs in the Madrid area, and home to a total of 72 holes of championship golf. With a 15 km drive separating Courses 1 and 2 from the newer Courses 3 and 4, the four La Moraleja layouts are each distinctively different.
The original course, Moraleja 1, opened for play in 1975. It is the shortest of the quartet, with narrow fairways demanding accuracy from the tee ... a technical shot-makers course where out of bounds is a real threat on many holes. The longer and more spacious Moraleja 2 is designed with spectators in mind. It enjoys wider fairways and and a more expansive routing.
Moraleja No.3, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, is a modern parkland-style layout, crafted with top professionals as well as amateurs in mind. Four large ponds threaten alongside six of the greens, while stylish bunkering of all shapes and sizes constantly makes its presence felt.
On the relatively compact, open and flat terrain of No.4, ponds are also in play on a few holes. However, its the expansive rough-edged bunkering that does most to define the holes. The parallel running par-4 17th and 18th holes, demand two final opportunities to hit long and straight from the tee.
Limited access: this is a private course generally playable only by members and their invited guests.
Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available.
Real Club La Moraleja has hosted many prestigious national and international tournaments, including the World Cup of Golf and several European Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Royal La Moraleja).
King Felipe VI conferred the Royal prefix on La Moraleja in 2018. By royal prerogative of a reigning Spanish monarch, at least 18 Spanish golf clubs are entitled to use the "Royal" title. They include: Bendinat, El Prat, Guadalmina, La Herreria, La Moraleja, Las Brisas, Las Palmas, Malaga, Neguri, New San Sebastian (Basozabal), Pedrena, Puerta de Hierro, R.A.C.E. (Jarama), San Sebastian, Seville, Sociedad Hipica Espanola, Sotogrande, Tenerife and Valderrama.
2018 Golf World rating (No.3 and No.4 courses): among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
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Royal Sociedad Hipica Espanola (RSHE); La Moraleja.
Retamares; Centro Nacional; Club de Campo Villa de Madrid; Royal Puerta de Hierro (private).
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