Best golf courses: Madrid

Madrid: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Arana, Javier

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Madrid

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Javier Arana

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
von Hagge, Robert

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Madrid

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Robert von Hagge

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
9-hole course
Madrid
Arana, Javier

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9-hole course

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Madrid

Designer

Javier Arana

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Piñero, Manuel

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Madrid

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Manuel Piñero

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Putman, Robert Dean

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Madrid

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Robert Dean Putman

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Olazabal, Jose Maria

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Madrid

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Jose Maria Olazabal

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Lucena, Antonio

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Madrid

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Original design by Antonio Lucena; modifications made in 2000 by José Gancedo.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Madrid
Nicklaus, Jack

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Private club

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Madrid

Designer

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).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Madrid
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Private club

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Madrid

Designer

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).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
von Hagge, Robert

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Madrid

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Robert von Hagge designed the Norte (North) course in 1997 (when the Club moved to its present location) and the Sur (South) course in 2001.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Madrid

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Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Madrid
Arana, Javier

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Visitors welcome

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Madrid

Designer

Original nine-hole course opened in 1932. Spanish course architect Javier Arana designed the current Black course (1956), and front-nine of the Yellow course. Seve Ballesteros designed the back-nine of the Yellow course.

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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