Booked a twilight tee on the New Course at San Roque at 3pm on 10th March for 68 euros which included a buggy on teetimesbooking. com. I hadn't realised that the Old Course and the clubhouse were in the middle of a complete renovation so the place is a building site. This is possibly why the tee time was so cheap. Nonetheless the caddymasters were extremely welcoming. They showed me around and explained the plans for the Old Course once all of the works were complete. I actually teed off at 2.45pm as there was no one in front of me and no practice facilities (barring a net) available due to the ongoing works. Playing as a 1 ball I caught a group of 4 players around the 7th hole and one of the marshalls explained that there were 6 groups of 4 ahead of me so if i wanted i could just play the front 9 again. However once i got to the 9th green they took me across to the 13th hole so that I had effectively jumped in front of all of the slow groups and then told me to finish 10,11 & 12 after i come off of 18.
To summarise, if you can see past the work that's going on and lack of facilities due to this, then you will get cracking value for money on a wonderful golf course. The greens were running at 11.5 - 12 on the stimp apparently, and I've certainly never putted on faster greens. The wind was blowing a bit and as it was my first visit to San Roque I didn't score well. But none of that takes away from how impressed i was with the course, the staff who went out of their way to make sure i didn't have a terribly slow round, and all for the same cost as a round at somewhere far less quality.
I'm back on the Costa del Sol in a few weeks and will 100% be back for more quality golf at San Roque.
peter.crowe | 10-03-2020 | review: San Roque Club
Lovely Championship course. Easy to walk. Tee and green are nearby.
Kim333 | 08-01-2020 | review: San Roque Club
Staying in Estepona and relatively close to the Course myself and my partner greatly enjoyed the experience of playing the old course in San Roque. The Course is demanding particularly the front nine which has narrower fairways. The practice facilities are exceptional with spacious driving bays and ample access to practice Golf balls. It does whet the appetite for playing the course afterwards. The greens are well watered so once you are accurate with your irons the greens will hold the approach shots. The greens are tough to read. There are many water features on the back nine. I played off the yellow tees which is less demanding. The fairways are in general quite wide. The 11th and 18th were the 2 signature holes. The 18th is a dogleg left with Water on the right had side, a par 4 that requires accuracy, and good club selection! Also the par 3 14th is worth a strong mention. It may have a high index, however it is in my view a tricky par 3. It requires an accurate drive. The Course was designed by Pete Dye in collabortaion with Seve Ballesteros. A par 72 with 6508 metres in length. Definitely worth the green fee! The hospitality is amazing with excellent food and service.
neilsheridan4 | 18-09-2019 | review: San Roque Club
Golf course is called Old course and that is what it feels like. Need to improve, such a great venue that has to get back on track.
stevematts1975 | 04-12-2018 | review: San Roque Club
On arrival there is very limited parking near the clubhouse for visitors. There are many areas and facilities for members use only. The balls in the driving range are very poor quality for a place with the pretensions of San Roque and the range itself is mats only and frankly looks like a dogs dinner. There is a small chipping green and a decent putting green that guests can use. The old course has a number of memorable holes. It's not an especially tough course although quite long for the higher handicapper. Most of the fairways a re quite wide. The greens are subtle and tough to read first time around. A good challenge. The eleventh green area is very pretty and the eighteenth has lovely views. Water features quite a bit in the back nine, and is hidden, so check every tee box plan before striking! The maintenance left a lot to be desired. I found some bone dry hard grass-less areas on some fairways. Bunkers consistently wet sand. Rough was cut to a very forgiving height. Very pretty, but a little bit of a let down too.
michael712 | 08-07-2018 | review: San Roque Club
An excellent golf complex comprising two good golf courses both of which are a severe test playing as they do at 6700 yards from the yellow tees. The Old is the more established whilst the New is the more difficult with a number of water holes. The par 5s in particular are real fun to play.
When we played the New was better conditioned and other than two weak holes numbers 5 and 6 is my preferred choice. Hospitality at the San Roque Club is average but the ambience and general feeling of space makes the Club well worth a visit.
timelliott | 25-10-2017 | review: San Roque Club
Amazing place. Very difficult especially in the wind. Brilliant finish. Tough start. Be warmed up.
fredsalon | 22-10-2017 | review: San Roque Club
Maybe because i played Valderrama, sotogrande the days before, this was a real disappointment.
Golffactory, very crowded, bad food, bad service. Course design is nothing special, maybe old course is better. Course maintenance was below par, except for the greens as they were good, true and fast
vanbree | 18-10-2017 | review: San Roque Club