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San Roque Club New Course

The New course perfectly complements the David Thomas layout that transformed the site back in the 1980s and which put San Roque onto the world stage of golf. Both Trent Jones and David Thomas had expansive sites on which to practice their arts. In this case, Perry Dye, son of the illustrious Pete, found a limited canvas at odds with the magnanimous acreage to which most US golf architects are accustomed.
The San Roque New course is laid over a scant 45 hectares, a vaguely triangular-shaped oblong lying parallel to the ocean and with a sacrosanct nature reserve running along one boundary. To complicate matters, its centrepiece was a huge hill festooned with cork and oak trees. Plainly, ''shifting dirt'', as the Dye dynasty has it, was a priority, as was transplanting trees, hundreds of them.
San Roque New is an all-round examination of ability and character where the major test invariably awaits with the approach shot. The New course greens, though large, present small targets in that they have a narrow opening or are angled, often side-on and partially hidden by subtle mounding. The lay-up will be a popular option here.
Horticulturally speaking, the New course is unique in several aspects. In what he classifies as his wilderness areas, the architect has introduced a species the Americans know as love grass. Similar to marram grass but finer stemmed and lusher, it lays a knee-high carpet that gives a “Mexican wave” in a breeze. It forms a beautiful backdrop to many holes, along with another innovation: cascading wildflowers, acres of them, whose seeds were brought over from their native Colorado, where Dye is based. The more practical grasses are unusual, too. Dye has used five varieties of hybrid Bermuda on each hole: tees, fairways, greens surrounds and on the putting surfaces. On the greens, it is Tifeagle, a species ideally suited to the climate of Southern Spain. It is one that doesn’t hibernate in winter. It gives a good matt cover and has a finer grain, too, bringing a more consistent roll than the old fashioned Bermuda. Good putters will be licking their lips, although they’d better be sharp-eyed. The greens get a tad slick down-grain and consequently more than a hint slower against it. On cross-grain putts, the ball will wander just a touch at the death so bring your reading glasses!
A compelling vista is enhanced by a series of rock retaining walls, built from material unearthed in the construction, and two large lakes. The latter provides irrigation and add spice to four holes: the 7th and 14th greens straddle one lake; the 9th and 18th are separated by the other. The New Course is simply a celebration of golf in its purest form.

Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course Golf ClubsGolf Clubs: Yes.
Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course Driving rangeWith driving range
Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course TrolleysTrolleys: Manual / Electric
Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course Locker RoomWith locker room
Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: Yes.
Spain golf courses - San Roque Club New Course Putting GreenWith putting green

San Roque Club New Course - latest comments and reviews

Ronald Nisbet 2021-11-23
The New Course is very much the “Second” Course @ San Roque and largely discontinued by many players. It is good value for money…but not in any way a destination course. Good selection of holes…..which might look “scabby” but actually play quite well. Greens were true and fast…..but again didn’t look aesthetically pleasing. Tiring course if you walk.

David Cooper 2021-11-09
Very nice course layout. Greens looked in poor condition but actually run fairly true and were quite a good pace. It looks like more time and effort has been spent on work getting the old course to a high level at the detriment to this course but still an enjoyable days golf

Jess Watts 2021-10-04
Slightly disappointed not to be playing the more famous and recently renovated Old course (we will definitely return to do so) we set off on our round not quite knowing what to expect. Our welcome had been very friendly and helpful, the clubhouse and overall setting is super smart and you really have the feeling of visiting an exclusive club. As it turned out we needn’t have worried about the quality of the course. The ‘New’ is beautifully designed with undulating, heavily bunkered fairways, in places narrow enough to challenge even the best players. The greens are not quite to the standard of Valderrama or Finca Cortesin but are pretty good by any normal measure. The whole course was in brilliant condition when we played it - quiet and hugely scenic. A definite one to add to your programme if you’re playing in this part of the world. A totally enjoyable experience.

Ian Maxfield 2021-09-26
Nice course in good condition. Staff all very helpful

Tomasz Hamera 2019-07-14
Difficult course, very narrow, plenty of bunkers. Good for low handicappers. Caddiemaster team very nice provide you with cold water but no refreshments or snacks available during play. New course is far from the club house and the restaurant so on a busy day on the course it would be impossible to get any food or drinks after the front 9.

Mike Brimmer 2019-07-11
Excellent from the moment we arrived in the car park. Our clubs were taken directly from the car to the Caddy Master & secured on to our buggies. The reception in the Pro Shop was courteous & welcoming. The course is a challenge for high handicap golfers, unless their strength is accuracy from the tees. Or possibly, that was just our group.

Daniela Bassi 2018-06-02
A surprise, nearly as good as the old course.

Steve almond 2020-03-01
Great Track , enjoy

Gervais Tremblay 2020-02-12
Nice course. Greens very fast. Nice layout. Service was great.

Barry Richardson 2019-09-01
Staff very helpful, I made a mistake with the dates and turned up a day late, this wasn’t a problem as they still allowed us to play. Would definitely return and would certainly use teetimes.pt again.

alan LANGFORD 2019-08-13
Fantastic course

Joseph Rokosh 2019-05-31
The new course was well designed but watch out for the bunkers. There are a lot.

Barrie Browne 2018-11-20
Limited as it rained very heavily.

Peter Roberts 2018-02-20
Great course!

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Course Difficulty
Yard values are approximated.
Hole: 1
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
446408myd
399365myd
352322myd
330302myd
Hole: 2
Par: 5
S.I.: 15
528483myd
517473myd
497454myd
457418myd
Hole: 3
Par: 4
S.I.: 9
371339myd
346316myd
316289myd
296271myd
Hole: 4
Par: 3
S.I.: 7
194177myd
179164myd
157144myd
122112myd
Hole: 5
Par: 4
S.I.: 17
379347myd
365334myd
336307myd
309283myd
Hole: 6
Par: 4
S.I.: 5
362331myd
346316myd
311284myd
281257myd
Hole: 7
Par: 5
S.I.: 1
573524myd
561513myd
524479myd
472432myd
Hole: 8
Par: 3
S.I.: 11
225206myd
206188myd
176161myd
144132myd
Hole: 9
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
432395myd
407372myd
393359myd
357326myd
In
Par: 36
-
35103210myd
33263041myd
30612799myd
27702533myd
Hole: 10
Par: 4
S.I.: 16
373341myd
348318myd
325297myd
292267myd
Hole: 11
Par: 5
S.I.: 2
618565myd
563515myd
526481myd
480439myd
Hole: 12
Par: 4
S.I.: 18
341312myd
305279myd
276252myd
235215myd
Hole: 13
Par: 3
S.I.: 14
183167myd
175160myd
150137myd
124113myd
Hole: 14
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
455416myd
441403myd
401367myd
366335myd
Hole: 15
Par: 4
S.I.: 8
457418myd
412377myd
392358myd
365334myd
Hole: 16
Par: 5
S.I.: 10
500457myd
474433myd
443405myd
401367myd
Hole: 17
Par: 3
S.I.: 12
215197myd
182166myd
150137myd
121111myd
Hole: 18
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
453414myd
423387myd
363332myd
324296myd
In
Par: 36
-
35953287myd
33223038myd
30252766myd
27092477myd
Total
Par: 72
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71056497myd
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54795010myd

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