1. Valderrama  

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Snr GF: €300-€320 W: valderrama.com

Valderrama’ s superb design and its unmatched conditioning, history, wow factor and the sheer spine-tingling experience of visiting ensures it remains the benchmark by which all European courses are judged. There may be more difficult, scenic or better-value courses in our list but, when all the criteria were viewed together, the only course on the continent to have hosted the Ryder Cup emerged as our clear number one.

 Valderrama Golf Club