San Roque Club
Set in 340 acres of stunning Andalusian countryside and surrounded by rolling hills and historic cork oak woods, the San Roque Club boasts two magnificent 18 hole golf courses and one of the most luxurious club houses in Europe. The sprawling Andalusian style mansion was the former home of the aristocratic Domecq sherry family and was lovingly redesigned to create the elegant club house which boasts plush lounges, the superb Kamakura Japanese Restaurant, extensive banqueting and events facilities, heated swimming pool and a wellness area offering a variety of therapeutic and beauty treatments.
The original course has a length of 6,494 metres, par 72 and was designed by the renowned golfer Dave Thomas and opened its doors 1991, soon becoming the golf club of choice in the prestigious Sotogrande area. During the 1997 Ryder Cup which was held in the nearby Real Club Valderrama, San Roque had the honour of hosting both teams. Since then the San Roque Club has welcomed many household names through its doors including Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington. The Spanish open was hosted at San Roque's original course over two consecutive years in 2005 and 2006.
Designed by Seve Ballesteros and Perry Dye, the new 18 hole course at San Roque Club was opened in 2003 with a length of 6,497 metres and par 72. An equally as beautiful course with fantastic sea views, it poses a different set of challenges with larger greens and steep bunkers. Both courses are a delight to play for golfers of all experience levels and the club's close proximity to Gibraltar is ideal for holidaymakers who fancy a round or two.
Club House Restaurant – Kamakura gained instant recognition due to its opening coinciding with the 1997 Ryder Cup and its popularity has continued to grow since. The tranquil, simple decor reflects the quality of its Japanese design and the wonderful dishes on the menu that includes sushi, maki, sashimi and teppanyaki are all prepared by top chefs trained in Japan.
Equestrian Centre – Run by the Santa Maria Polo Foundation, Solidarity Equestrian Centre is a great place to visit when enjoying a holiday in Gibraltar, where riders of all ages and abilities can choose from a 2 hour trail ride or 3 hour trail ride including a picnic. The centre also offers group and individual riding lessons, livery for horses and a number of other services.