The San Roque Club has impressive qualifications: venue for the PGA European Tour Qualifying School in Novermber, the MacGregor week which is held just before the start fo the European Tour season, and the Andalucian headquarters of the PGA European Tour.
During the 1997 Ryder Cup the San Roque Suites Hotel hosted the teams and officials for the event, and they had warm words of praise for the service and treatment they received. In fact, the resort has become so popular that it has been named the host hotel for the American Express World Golf Championships at Valderrama in November 1999 and 2000.
The course is the result of a joint effort by British designer Dave Thomas and the Japanese owner Asahi Kanko. Their purpose was two fold: to build a course that would challenge, and a round of golf played here also constitutes an extremely pleasant outing through some typically Andalucian countryside.