Golf in CataloniaBarcelona, Catalunia
Catalonia is home to the currently classed as Nº1 golf course in Spain, the PGA Stadium Golf Course. Its gentle Mediterranean climate and a natural setting that combines the beauty of mountain landscapes with the bright light of beaches nake it a perfect golf destination. Thanks to its variety of almost forty Catalan golf clubs, you may play near the beach, in the foothills of mountains or in the midst of woods, in many cases only a few minutes away from one of the three mayor cities in Catalonia, Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona.
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Golf in Catalonia
Situated 100 kilometres north of Barcelona in a region nestling between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the waters of the Mediterranean, the Costa Brava enjoys average annual temperatures of 16.5Cᵒ and offers an array of first-class golf experiences in a natural and unspoilt environment.
Since 1998, the European Tour has regularly held Qualifying School events in the region, including at PGA Catalunya Resort, Club de Golf Peralada, Empordà Golf, Torremirona Golf Club and Golf de Pals.
As well as featuring an outstanding collection of 18 and 36-hole venues from some of the game’s most well-known and accomplished designers – including Spain’s number one golf course, PGA Catalunya – the region also has 10 pitch and putt courses for players of all abilities to enjoy, with each providing contrasting landscapes and different playing experiences.
In addition, the Costa Brava provides the ideal chance to combine a golfing break with the chance to experience many historic, cultural and gastronomic delights.
The region is home to Spain’s highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants – with the province of Girona featuring 13 reputed establishments and 18 Michelin stars on its own – while the Empordà area of the Costa Brava is proud to boast more than 2,000 hectares of vineyards. (source: IAGTO-News 05/2017)
Golf & Wine
Close to Barcelona you will find twelve mayor wine destinations of original charakter with attractive landscapes, from vineyards next the sea to others within the mountains. In Catalonia, you can visit over 300 wineries, stroll amidst vineyards, enjoy a rich heritage, combine wine with gastronomy, your guarantee to a unique experience for everyone loving wine and nature.
Things you need to know about Catalonia
Catalonia’s main language is Catalan: Catalunya, but also Spanish: Cataluña, and Occitan: Catalonha are official languages. It is an autonomous community of Spain. with its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia consists of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-largest city in Spain and the centre of one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.