Understandably, most golfers travelling overseas pick Scotland, Ireland or England for their bucket list golf trips. Destinations in continental Europe are not often considered, but a multitude of must-play, historic courses exist there. Real Club Valderrama in southern Spain is one such place. Built in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Valderrama is one of the most unique courses you’ll find anywhere, as it combines challenge, wonderful vistas and over 2000 Cork Oak trees, many of which existed when Columbus set sail for the New World.
Valderrama has seen it's share of drama, having hosted many professional events including the 1997 Ryder Cup, which was the first time the tournament was held on the continent. But this day was drama-free, filled with smiles and lasting memories with good friends.
We were very excited when our friends at Golf Away Tours asked us to help document this special day for their clients. The trees make a spectacular, if slightly intimidating backdrop for pictures and videos, and we were struck how the character of the design comes through in these samples. This was complemented by the smiles and fun the golfers were enjoying, . Our goal is to capture the fun moments that really add to the memory of the round, and these clients made that easy.
As much as we love shooting classic seaside links, Valderrama provided the clients (and us) the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique golf experience, one that is definitely bucket list, as the pictures and video attest.