Avda de Miraflores, s/n,
Cuidad Puerta de Hierro, Madrid 28035
Office+34 913 161 745
Pro shop+34 913 768 330
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36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland, residential and major roads.
Arriba course: the product of several design inputs, most notably from: Harry Colt (1910s), Tom Simpson (1924 & 1945), John Harris (1960s), Robert Trent Jones Jr (1998) and Kyle Phillips (2000).
Abajo course: designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr (1998).
Above distances are for the newer Abajo course. Also at Puerta de Hierro is the 18-hole par-72 Arriba course (6375 m from back tees).
6 km NW of Madrid city centre.
Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro is home to what are widely regarded as two of Spain's best tree-lined and open parkland layouts. The Abajo course is often ranked slightly higher than the also impressive Arriba course. This however is a private club with both courses generally playable only by members and their guests.
Puerta de Hierro is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available.
Puerta de Hierro means "Iron Gate", and refers to the former ceremonial entrance to the Royal Park of El Pardo. This impressive baroque style monument is located in the northwest of Madrid, very close to the entrance to the golf course. The gate is now the centrepiece of a landscaped traffic island between the M-30 and A-6 highways.
By royal prerogative, at least 18 Spanish golf clubs use the "Royal" title, including: Bendinat, El Prat, Guadalmina, La Herreria, 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. At least two other clubs once carried the Royal title: Royal Menorca (now closed) and Royal Deportivo Las Lomas-El Bosque, now called GC Lomas-Bosque.
2019 Golf World rating (Arriba course): 25th best course in continental Europe.
2018 Golf World rating (Abajo course): among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
Arroyofresno 17, Fuencarral-El Pardo, 28035 Madrid.
+34 91 736 5273Visit website
The Hotel Monte Real is located in the Puerta de Hierro neighbourhood of Madrid, just 10 minutes from the city centre and easily accessed via the M-30 or M-40 highways. The best golf courses in the city of Madrid are also close by. The 72-room hotel has been recently renovated and redecorated.
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid; Centro Nacional; Royal Puerta de Hierro (private).
La Moraleja; Santander.
Plaza de las Cortes 10, Madrid 28014
+34 91 420 3767Visit website
The Villa Real is a 5-star hotel in the centre of Madrid, located in the Plaza de las Cortes, in front of the Spanish Congress of Deputies and just a few minutes on foot from Puerta del Sol. It is a unique location for exploring the sites of 'Madrid de los Austrias' on foot and enjoying the museum triangle formed by the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofia Foundation.
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (12 km); Centro Nacional; Royal Puerta de Hierro (private).
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