Avda Pablo Cerezo, CN-340 km 124.6,
Alcaidesa, nr San Roque, Andalucia 11360
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Original design by Peter Alliss & Clive Clark (1991). Redesign and substantial modifications by American golf architect Kurtis Bowman (2022).
Above distances are for the Links course. Also at La Hacienda is the 18-hole Heathland course (par-72; 6373 mtrs from back tees).
20 km NE of Algeciras
Coming from Malaga / Estepona (heading west) leave the AP-7 (E15) at exit 124 (Alcaidesa / La Linea). At bottom of exit ramp turn right, then immediately right again at T-juntion, direction La Hacienda/Alcaidesa Golf. After o.4 km turn right direction La Hacienda/Alcaidesa (go over motorway). After 1.3 km bear left and follow signs to golf.
La Hacienda Links Golf Resort (Links course) (formerly known as Alcaidesa Golf Resort): here nestling alongside the Mediterranean's shoreline, you will discover one of Andalucía's gems, the Links course at La Hacienda. It is kept company by the resort's 18-hole Heathland course.
As its name suggests, the very popular Links Course at La Hacienda, is somewhat different from the other excellent championship golf courses found at this western end of the Costa del Sol. Rather than a tree-lined parkland course, here is a wonderfully open, wind-exposed links-style course, with sea views aplenty and a fabulous panorama stretching away to the rock of Gibraltar. On a clear day it is even possible to see across to another continent; the Moroccan coastline is located just 35 km to the south, across the Straits of Gibraltar.
The layout's undulating terrain, quite seriously undulating at times, is home to good-width fairways, which will help on windier days. Beyond the often penal ball-grabbing rough, is territory that's best avoided. Few balls are ever recovered from the dense bushes and thickets that often await seriously errant shots.
The substantial amount of housing development in the area has thankfully not unduly impacted the naturalness of this challenging Links golf course, and its wonderfully panoramic sea views.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.
With the opening in 2007 of a second 18-hole championship layout (the Heathland course), La Hacienda (at the time called Alcaidesa) grew from a lesser known golfing gem into one of the most popular golfing attractions at the western end of the Costa del Sol.
c. de la Villa Real, Alcaidesa, Costa del Sol.
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The boutique Alcaidesa Hotel is a small and intimate hotel with nine exclusive rooms. Each room, with its unique and exotic look, has a private terrace where you can enjoy a little privacy. The hotel is located just 300m from the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol.
La Hacienda; Royal Valderrama; La Reserva; Royal Sotogrande; Almenara; San Roque.
Autovia A-7 (exit 130), Sotogrande, 11310 San Roque, Cadiz.
+34 956 695 444Visit website
The 4-star Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande located in the heart of Sotogrande, surrounded by some of the best golf courses in Spain. The hotel features 106 guest rooms, designed in typical Andalucian style, mixed with contemporary amenities and functionality. On-site facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pools, poolside bar, reading room and two conference rooms.
Royal Valderrama; La Reserva; Royal Sotogrande; Almenara; San Roque; La Hacienda.
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