Play on the course began in 1975 and it was officially opened in 1976. Course 1 of Real Club La Moraleja was the first golf course in Europe designed by Nicklaus, one of the best golf players in history and one of the greatest golf course designers.
The lakes and off-limits play a very important role in the strategy of the game in every hole. In fact, only one of the 18 holes does not have any off-limit area. The course is short, narrow and very technical, with greens that are small but very rapid and bumpy.