Situated in Spainís north-eastern region of Costa Brava, just 50 minutes from Barcelona and 20 minutes from Girona, the 36-hole PGA Catalunya Resort is the culmination of more than 20 years’ work that continues to deliver on – and goes beyond – the vision of its founders.
The reputation of PGA Catalunya Resort – a European Tour Destination – is built on two world class courses. Together they create an unforgettable golf experience, complimented by a chic modern clubhouse, state-of-the-art practice facilities, Spain’s largest (2000m2) chipping and putting green, Sergio Garcia’s first Junior Golf Academy and Dave Pelz’s Spanish Golf School.
Explicitly designed for international tournament golf by Ryder Cup star Neil Coles MBE and former Spanish Open winner Angel Gallardo – with support from The European Tour’s design company, European Golf Design – PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course opened in 1999 to wide acclaim.
Since then, the course has earned its stripes hosting three Spanish Opens (2000, 2009, 2014), the 1999 Sarazen World Open and seven consecutive European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage events since 2008.
Consistently ranked as the number one course in Spain and among the top 10 golf courses in Europe, the Stadium Course thrills and challenges as it cuts through towering pine forest, dramatic changes in elevation and approaches cunningly guarded by twin hazards of sand and water.
The resort opened its sister layout, the Tour Course in 2005. Still a superb test in itself, the Tour was created to offer a more approachable alternative for golfers of all levels.
Nestled among the ancient Catalonian forests that sweep from mountains to sea on Spain’s stunning Costa Brava, PGA Catalunya Resort offers experiences that go far beyond the fairways, ranging from gastronomy and wine to art and culture, from sport and leisure to once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as hot air balloon rides, skydiving experiences and private boat trips along the region’s picturesque rugged coastline.
Active types will find tennis and paddle courts, football pitches and state-of-the-art gym facilities, while gastronomes can indulge in elegant à la carte dining, mouth-watering tapas and local classics without setting foot outside of the resort. However, with one of the highest concentrations of Michelin starred restaurants in the world on your doorstep, it is hard not to be tempted to venture outside of this golfing haven and sample some of the region’s delicacies.
PGA Catalunya Resort has also recognised the importance of family life, putting children and family at the heart of the estate with a huge range of activities running for young people of all ages. The new Forest Adventure Park and an upcoming man-made recreational lake are guaranteed hits with the kids.
The luxurious 5-star Hotel Camiral delivers the consummate lifestyle experience. Three spectacular dining options, a stunning pool and first-class Fitness and Wellness Centres are all at your fingertips, creating the perfect place to unwind and abandon life’s tensions.
Meanwhile, the newly-opened LAVIDA Hotel is a perfect option for golf and activity enthusiasts of all kinds, combining a sleek, contemporary design aesthetic with first-class comforts and practical features. A chic bar and restaurant area complete the buzzing, social atmosphere of the hotel.
Visit the resort today and you will instantly see why it is rapidly gaining a reputation, not just as an unforgettable golf experience, but as one of Europe’s premier luxury lifestyle destinations.