Real Club de Golf de Sevilla
The jewel of the club is it's 18-hole course designed by
José Maria Olazábal, but it's also home to
some impressive sports facilities including 5 tennis courts,
8 Astroturf paddle tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 5 swimming
pools (one heated) body
building and cardiovascular room, aerobics room, saunas
and a multi-purpose sports court for fútbol, basketball
or handball (more
information on facilities).
The 2,000-suare meter club house offers its users lounges,
a games room, a restaurant, a cafeteria, locker rooms with
saunas, golf club storage facilities, offices and a Pro
shop. The Children’s Club Restaurant offers self-service
meals for adults and youngsters alike. The Club House Cafeteria
serves tapas, portions and one-course meals which vary weekly
while in the Club House Restaurant you can enjoy à
la carte meals or choose from the different seasonal menus.
The Real Club de Gold de Sevilla is located outside of the
city in the town of Alcalá de Guadaira, some 2km
from the SE-30 ring road. It can be reached easily and quickly
from any part of the city. The Club is 12km away by motorway
from Seville’s first-class International Airport so
getting there only takes a few minutes. It's fairly convenient
to the Santa Justa train station, home to the Madrid-Seville
high speed train (AVE) that links the two cities in only
2 ½ hours.
For more information, including prices and greens fees,
visit the official website of the Real
Club de Golf de Sevilla.
The course description comes to you courtesy of Worldgolfchampionships.com,
where you can find plenty of information on this year's
World Cup and more.
Par 4 358m.
An easy hole to begin the round. We will drive off towards
the left of the fairway to avoid the two bunkers on the
right. We might try for a birdie since the second shot will
be with a wedge.
Par 4 409m.
This is one of the course's most difficult holes where we
must first hit a long drive so as not to use an excessively
long iron on the second shot. The position of the flag is
a decisive factor in the hole's difficulty.
Par 3 155m.
The tee is in an elevated position and the green surrounded
by water. This is the round's most difficult par 3 since
we will be using a medium iron.
Par 4 393m.
A downward-sloping hole that requires a good drive and a
very accurate medium iron in order to reach the green, well-protected
by 3 bunkers. The green is a pronounced oval with three
Par 5 465m.
An upward sloping, straight hole. The ball must fall between
the water to the right and a bunker to the left. This is
a recovery par 5 since the green can be reached in two shots.
Par 4 400m.
A difficult hole with a left dogleg. The drive's descent
is not easy since the hole is protected by water to the
left and two bunkers to the right. It requires a highly
accurate iron for the second shot towards a green with two
platforms and well-protected by its four bunkers.
Par 3 186m.
A slightly upward-sloping hole that requires to be played
with a long iron. The entrance to the green is protected
by three bunkers.
Par 4 344m.
As the second shortest par 4 on the course, this is a relatively
easy hole without any great obstacles. The fairway is protected
by one bunker to the left and another the left of the drive's
descent. A good shot off the tee turns this into an easy
par 4 with a real chance of attacking the flag.
Par 5 495m.
The left is out of bounds for the whole of its length. Attempting
to reach the hole in two shots is highly risky due to the
water protecting the green both to the front and to the
Par 4 363m.
A right dogleg the drive must be accurate since the fairway
is protected by two bunkers to the right and two to the
left. The green is protected by water to the right and a
bunker at the back.
Par 3 175m.
A highly complicated hole with a small green protected by
five bunkers. It must be played with a highly accurate medium
iron due to the green's platforms.
Par 4 346m
Right dogleg. This hole offers breathing space presenting
no great difficulties but the position of the flag must
be borne in mind in order to avoid three-putts.
Par 5 472m.
An easy par 5, easily reached in two shots but where the
out of bounds to the left must be avoided.
Par 4 de 400m.
This is a highly complicated hole, requiring a straight
drive between two stands of trees and a highly accurate
second shot to the green, well-protected by water both to
its front and its left.
Par 4 399m.
This hole is long and difficult. It requires a long, accurate
drive since the descent of the drive to the left is protected
by a lake while to the left are two bunkers. After a good
shot, the drive does not present any great problem.
Par 5 478m.
With a long, accurate drive, the green can be reached in
two shots, if we risk hitting the ball over the water that
protects the green's entrance.
Par 3 187m.
This is a difficult par 3 where the slope of the green and
the two bunkers at its entrance must be borne well in mind.
Par 4 388m.
This is a difficult hole to finish off the round. The drive's
descent is protected by a large lake to the left and two
bunkers to the right. The lake bordering the green increases
the difficulty of the second shot.
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Thanks to Antonio Doblas for contributing
to the above information. He's an official tour guide here
in Sevilla and an expert on all the sites and culture. Check
out his tour information on his website.
He can make your stay a lot easier by getting you to the
best sites while giving you great historical and cultural
background to each one!