SPAIN GOLF TOUR, Costa Brava
From Barcelona to the French boarder, encompassing the ancient town of Girona, lies the Costa Brava one of the most fascinating and enjoyable areas of Europe. Culinary arts thrive here, as do the luxury hotels and beautiful golf courses. Relaxed and affordable, this is one of Europe’s undiscovered golf destinations.
We recommend our clients visiting this area fly into Barcelona, perhaps spend a few nights touring the city then head north to the Costa Brava about 90 minutes. Play golf on Spain’s #1 course, PGA Catalunya and the delightful Plata d’Aro. Relax in magnificence at the seaside Hostal de la Gavina or at the luxurious Mas de Torrent Hotel. On non golf days this area offers plenty to do including visits to the appealing town of Girona, the medieval village of Peratallada or simply relax and enjoy the sun and sea.
Featured Golf Courses on the Costa Brava…
PGA Catalunya Stadium Course
PGA Catalunya Stadium Course, site of the Spanish Open originally planned to host the 1997 Ryder Cup, local construction delays forced the course opening to delay until 1999. The end result is an architectural masterpiece of golf with fairways bordered by dense, mature forests, ever-present water and far-reaching views. PGA Catalunya was ranked #1 golf course in Spain in 2012. The Stadium Course has a sister, Tour Course also located on the picturesque PGA Resort property.
Golf Club D’Aro
Founded in 1990 this course is situated on top of the mountain “Les Gavarres” with spectacular views across the Costa Brava. The beautiful views from 1000 feet are so good that they make this course one of the best in the area. Surrounded by pines, cork oaks and over a thousand olive trees, this is a tight and challenging course along the ridge-top with plenty of challenge for anyone. The unique clubhouse and restaurant are a great after golf setting.
Two Robert von Hagge designed courses the links and a forest courses. The Forest Course is more scenic whereas the Links is more challenging and harder and used for PGA Tournaments. The Links is more open allowing the so called Tramontana winds coming from the nearby Pyrenees Mountains to affect each shot. The Forest features manicured umbrella pine tree lined fairways. Both courses are in good shape and definitely worth playing.
Featured & Recommended Hotels…
Mas De Torrent Hotel… This 5 star sophisticated hideaway is located on a 250-year-old Catalan farmstead in the picturesque Costa Brava foothills, 2 hours northeast of Barcelona. Tiled floors and rustic antique furnishings enhance a historic interior highlighted by a timbered dining room that offers splendid regional cuisine. 39 well-appointed rooms are divided between a garden pool annex and the rambling manor. The charming hotel Mas de Torrent is situated in the heart of the Empordanet in Girona a few miles from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and close to the medieval village of Peratallada.
Hostal de la Gavina… Luxurious 5 star resort located on a private estate between 2 lovely beaches is 90 minutes from Barcelona Airport. The de la Gavina is located on a peninsula jutting seaward from the centre of S’Agaro, placed on a small hill bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The building itself combines the modern line of great hotels with the warm atmosphere of the classical, traditional Catalan style. The extraordinary “Camino de Ronda” (a coastline footpath) unites the beautiful beaches of Sant Pol and Cala Sa Conca and enlivens the five senses in a special way.