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Considered by many as the ultimate golf destination PGA Catalunya Stadium golf course is amongst the exclusive Top 100 golf courses in the world in a newly published list and one of only two courses in Spain awarded that honor, is has also has been voted one of the ten best golf courses in Europe by Golf World magazine.
PGA Catalunya Stadium (Old Course) is set amidst imposing hills, there’s plenty of height, and the wonderfully elevated tees provide golfers with both inviting drives as well as spectacular panoramas across to the often snow-capped Pyrenees. But wait, there’s more
Peralada Golf Course is one of the most beautiful and complete golf courses in the Costa Brava, Spain. It is an extremely attractive and relaxing course for players of all levels. It consists of an 18 hole championship course (Par 71 & 6071 mts.), designed by Jordi Soler Peix the course spreads over 140 hectares in the heart of Alt Emporda the Golf Club; the club also has a golf school and a 9 hole par 3 course.
With spectacular views of the Pyrenees the 18 holes are distributed into five par 3’s, four par 5’s and nine par 4’s. They are divided into two itineraries of nine holes that start and finish at the clubhouse, the first being par 36 and the second par 35, making a total of par 71 for the whole course. (more…)
Platja de Plas golf course is situated in the heart of the Costa Brava and is the oldest golf courses on the Costa Brava, surrounded by hundreds of pine trees it runs parallel with the beautiful white sands of Pals beach. Designed by the English architect Mr. Fred Hawtree the first holes on the first Costa Brava golf course were inaugurated in the summer of 1966, and soon after, in 1968 the extension of the course was undertaken with nine holes more until the 18 regulation holes stipulation was fulfilled.
The new regulation course was inaugurated in 1970 with the celebration of the “Spanish International Amateur Championship”. Two years later, the Golf Platja de Pals, held the “1972 Spanish Open”. Narrow tree-lined farways and doglegs are the features of this superb and testing course. Pals is one of the few courses in Spain with a par 73, due to the fact that it has 3 par 5’s on the back nine.
Club de Golf d’Aro (a.k.a Mas Nou Golf Club) lies between sky and sea, 300 meters above the tourist resort of Platja d’Aro, overlooking the Costa Brava coastline at the top of the Gaverre Mountains. One of the oldest courses on the Costa Brava (built in 1990) the course was designed by D Ramon Espinosa, featuring a par-72, 18-hole championship course of around 6,800 yards and a 9-hole (pitch and putt) course, both of them in the heart of the resort and enjoying spectacular views of the Costa Brava, Les Gavarres, Montseny and the Valle de La Selva.
This course has literally been built by slicing off the very top of a mountain, an undulating golf course with strategically placed bunkers making it a challenging but interesting layout, as do the ravines falling down both sides of some fairways, an opportunity to use every club in your bag. More than a thousand olive trees, pines, cork oaks and two artificial lakes were employed in the design of the course. Distance is not the main obstacle to score well on this spectacular course; you need to plan carefully your shots so that you may have any hope of playing just the one sleeve of balls. (more…)
Considered by many as the ultimate golf destination PGA Cataluña golf course is amongst the exclusive Top 100 golf courses in the world in a newly published list and one of only two courses in Spain awarded that honour, is has also has been voted one of the ten best golf courses in Europe by Golf World magazine.
Located close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (five minutes drive) and Barcelona International Airport (one hour drive), PGA Cataluña Resort also features a comfortable, on-site hotel, ideal for golf breaks. It is the perfect place from which to explore the Costa Brava, with its 160km of beaches and more than 20 Michelin-star restaurants, and the Pyrenees, with its world-class ski resorts.
The two courses (the Stadium and the Tour course), designed by famous Spanish golfer Angel Gallardo and Ryder Cup star Neil Coles, are set on undulating land with evergreens, oak trees and heather lining its perfect fairways, with astonishing views that inspired Dali and Gaudi. But wait, there’s more