san roque guests enjoy discounted greens fees of about $20 a round at area courses, and the hotel can arrange tee times in advance (800-323-7500 or 011-34-956-613-030; www.sanroqueclub.com). its course is open to guests at all times (greens fees $60). the property also features an equestrian center, pool, and tennis courts; room rates start at $165 (september-june) and $192 (july-august).

valderrama restricts nonmember tee times to noon to 2 daily, and charges $180 (caddies an additional $31). a valderrama golf day package, available tuesday through thursday, includes brunch, a round of golf with snacks and soft drinks, a second round on the normally members-only 9-hole, par-3 course, and a three-course dinner for about $283. call 011-34-956-791-200 or e-mail greensfees@valderrama.com.

sotogrande also limits outside play to tee times of 8:30-8:54 a.m. (september-may) or 8:06-8:30 a.m. (june-august), but the club is more flexible in accommodating outside requests for other times if the course isn’t crowded. greens fees are about $114 (caddies $22 more), and golfers must have handicaps below 25 (men) or 30 (women) to play. call 011-34-956-785-014.

almenara and alcaidesa both widely accept public play and don’t have caddies. alcaidesa charges about $50 for greens fees; call 011-34-956-791-040. between september and april, almenara charges $41 ($36 for hotel guests), and $57 ($52 for guests) between may and august; call 011-34-956-582-000. the newly opened almenara hotel has special golf packages; call for details. room rates range from $126 (low season) to $165 (high season). call 011-34-956-582-000 or e-mail
hotel@sotogrande.com. —