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The best courses for golf holidays on the Costa Brava:
PGA Catalunya - Emporda - Pals - Aro.

PGA Catalunya Stadium golf course PGA Catalunya - Stadium   Architect: N. Coles & A. Gallardo.  18 holes: 6,588m: par 72.

A spectacular and challenging course designed with European Tour events in mind.  From the elevated Clubhouse the course descends through dense pines to the lakes of the lower section where the intricate and extensive water features come into play.  A beautiful challenge for all abilities - not least the Pros in the Spanish Open!

PGA Catalunya - Tour PGA Catalunya - Tour   Architect: N. Coles & A. Gallardo.  18 holes: 5,901m: par 72.

Younger, shorter and slightly easier than the Stadium course. The Tour course is the ideal venue to hone your game before taking on the myriad dangers of its big brother: the Stadium course.  By no means a pushover though, with thick pine forest on the front nine and plenty of water about on the back nine.  Quite hilly, so consider a buggy, especially during the warmer months.

Emporda Forest golf course EmpordA - Forest   Architect: R. Von Hagge.  18 holes: 6,165m: par 72

Starting in the sunlight the first two holes lead you away from the sanctuary of the Clubhouse into the depths of the pine forest beyond. When the heat is on the cool scented shade they provide is a magical place to play golf. At the far end of the forest you will find (or hopefully not find!) the added complication of a lake or two to cross...
A delightful course, well worthy of its place on the European Tour Qualifying rota.

Emporda Links golf course EmpordA - Links   Architect: R. Von Hagge.   18 holes: 6,160m: par 71.

The original "links" nine have been extended with nine more remarkable holes - some of which are truly spectacular. Perhaps not classical links golf, due to the abundance of sculpted lakes to negotiate, but the rolling terrain and knee-high rough are reminiscent of the best of the celtic links.

Platja de Pals golf course Platja de Pals   Architect: F. Hawtree.  18 holes: 6,222m: par 73.

The oldest golf club on the Costa Brava. A level stretch of pine forest close to the sea was transformed by Fred Hawtree into a delightful golfing challenge for all levels of player. Shortish and tight, thick canopies of parasol pines line every fairway and the greens are well defended with sand.
Charming al fresco Clubhouse will entice you to linger longer after your game.

Golf d’Aro (Mas Nou)   Architect: R. Espinosa.  18 holes: 6,218m: par 72.

Not for the faint hearted!  Running along hill top ridges, ravines bordering many fairways. Lovely views and well worth investigating if you have the nerve (and sufficient ammo).
Now even better with its fully finished Clubhouse.

Girona   Architect: F. Hawtree.  18 holes: 6,100m: par 72.

The same architect as Platja de Pals but with strikingly different terrain to work with. Just North of Girona this is a hilly course so a buggy is worth considering. Pyrenean panoramas from the clubhouse and many parts of the course.

Other Costa Brava golf courses to consider

Costa Brava
Architect: H. Strutt & Co. 18 holes: 5,573m: par 70.

The first four holes are a little quirky, after which the course settles down amongst pines and oaks.
Reservations only possible one day before play.

  Serres de Pals

Closed until further notice...

Figueres & Peralada Golf Courses

Figueres, north of Girona, is famous for the Dali museum, his house at Port Lligat and its medieval fortifications. This northern stretch of the Costa Brava has more very attractive coastline and some very productive winelands inland, not to mention a big casino at Peralada too!

Peralada Golf Club Peralada  Architect: J. Soler (1998). 18 holes: 6,071m: par 71.

A decorative course amongst the olives that will have you thinking on every Tee with bunkers seemingly always on a good drive. The terrain is studded with squat olive trees lending an unusual appearance to the course at first sight.

Hotel and 'wine spa' on site should you wish to stay on-course and see a little more of Figueres & Perelada.Torremirona Golf ClubTorremirona  Architects: E. Aguado & J. Soler (1995). 18 holes: 6,201m: par 72.

A modern layout around a secluded resort hotel and residential development. With an hotel on site it is a good base for investigating the nearby town of Figueras and 'Dali-country'.

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Sample Itinerary

4 nights at the Hotel Garbi***
3 rounds of midweek golf Hire-car between two -
£545.00 per person
May & September



Guest Comments

"Great time thanks and apologies for not letting you know.
All arrangements went very smoothly and the only thing we had to change was to bring forward our departure time from Girona to Barcelona airport when we left. I recall I sent you an email about that whilst we were away, but ended up getting it sorted via the hotel and one of the drivers.
The weather was kind to us and Girona is a lovely place to spend time. Great restaurants and bars and the hotel was super and a in a very handy central location.
The courses were also as I remember them, although Pals was definitely a little bit more "tired" than I recall and PGA Cataluña certainly sorted out the rabbits!
Thanks again for your organisation for what was a memorable trip."
Mr. J. Morrison - Bristol

"We enjoyed our trip to the PGA Catalunya and everyone from the Club raved about the Stadium course. We'll be back for more!".
N. English PGA - Bramley G.C.



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