THE Costa del Golf has retained its world-class reputation after two of its courses were voted the best in Spain. 

WINNER: Valderrama golf club
WINNER: Valderrama golf club

For the second year running, the Golfers’ Choice ranking of Spain’s top 50 courses has placed Real Club Valderrama, in Sotogrande, top and Finca Cortesin, in Casares, second.

Valderrama was given a score of 9.4 – up from last year’s 9.3 – in the rankings, compiled by the Leading Courses website based on golfers’ experiences.

Finca Cortesin recorded a score of 9.1 for the second year in a row, since the top 50 rankings for Spain began.

In third place Valencia’s La Galiana and Alcanda on Mallorca both scored 8.9.

Many more Andalucian courses made the list, including La Cala Club, Marbella Club and La Reserva, also in Sotogrande.