The Cabell B. Robinson’s design hosts The La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational from the 16th to 19th of May 2019.
La Reserva Club, is ranked in the top ten Spanish courses in Golf World magazine.
This new addition to the Sotogrande courses offers year round tournament condition.
Thanks to the great work of La Reserva Club greenkeeping staff, the Cabell B. Robinson design offers an impeccable presentation throughout the year and is ready to host the first of the three Ladies European Tour events to be held in Spain in the course of the 2019 season. The LET golfers (and the lucky few that will play in the Pro-Am) will experience, first-hand, the daily care by the maintenance staff offering one of the best green complex and playing conditions in the Costa del Sol, two of the key elements allowing the course to be ranked in the top ten courses in Spain by the Golf World magazine.
“This championship course is ready to host any event throughout the year, because it is always at a high level of presentation. Since announced, our team is preparing the course to peak with the event. We have enjoyed a smooth winter period and the Bermuda grass fairways and Agrostis greens will enjoy the arrival of spring, we will present a premier golf experience for the LET players.”, said José María Menacho, La Reserva Club superintendent. “We will spare no effort to present the best profile for our course”.
The golf course at La Reserva Club is one of the key elements of this one-of-a-kind private gated community. Exclusivity, attention to detail, state-of-the-art design and exquisite care are its main ingredients, but José María Menacho is the most qualified voice to highlight the features of this spectacular Cabell B. Robinson course.
“Among the main features of La Reserva Club, I would mention its large Agrostis greens, with an average of about 700 m2. Usually, green speed is 10,5 to 11 on the Stimpmeter,”, said Menacho.“Fairways are wide and undulating, and the Bermuda rough will be thick during the tournament. It’s a long golf course, but at the same time its appeal attracts all kinds of players”.
In addition to the length and the complications posed by the greens, wind will probably be one of the main antagonists of the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational players.
“In the area of Sotogrande there are two predominant winds: East and West. West wind usually makes the greens harder and faster, while East wind is more humid, we are ready to deal with each one and offer the most consistent playing surfaces,” concludes Menacho.
It is difficult to highlight holes in such a balanced and varied course, but we cannot fail to mention the challenge posed by 8th hole, probably the hardest with a pronounced dogleg flanked by a large lake on the right; the beauty of two par 3 holes, 15th and 17th, well-guarded by bunkers and water hazards; and the demanding shot to an elevated green on the 18th hole.
Stage for first-class amateur tournaments in Spain and venue of the NH Collection Open of the European Tour and The Gecko Masters, it’s the first time that Sotogrande the destination and La Reserva Club more specifically do host a professional women event.
The La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, is sponsored by Sotogrande SA, its owning entity and the founding entity of Sotogrande which is home to three of the top ten courses in Spain with Real Club Valderrama and Real Club Sotogrande.
The event organized by Deporte & Business and the Ladies European Tour. It will be broadcasted live during the four days and will include a field of 126 professional players members of the LET and invitees.
During the week Admission is free and can be followed on the various social media platform or through the live tv coverage. Twitter (@lareservagolf), Facebook (La Reserva Sotogrande) and Instagram (@lareservasotogrande).