Spanish Golf tour – ‘Best of the Catalonia area’
Catalonia has many of the best golf courses in Northern Spain. On this tour, you can visit the ancient town of Gerona, the splendid beaches of the Costa Brava and stay in the magnificent city of Barcelona. An opportunity to enjoy cultural and gastronomic experiences along with quality golf.
Your Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 1. Arrive at Barcelona or Gerona Airport, Drive to the Empordà Golf Hotel & Spa for 4 nights.
DAY 2. Play Emporada Links a treeless, barren links style course running between dunes, strategically placed water hazards and with bunkers throughout the course.
DAY 3. Play Catalunya Stadium course, number 1 in Spain, not to be missed. Visit Gerona on route.
DAY 4. Play Emporada Forest, high in the Spanish rankings, it runs dramatically through a beautiful forest of umbrella pines. Long and tough from the back tees.
DAY 5. Play El Pratt Blue course on route to your hotel in Barcelona for three nights. Here precision is more important than length and deep fairway bunkers present a demanding challenge.
DAY 6. Day at leisure in Barcelona
DAY 7. Play El Prat Open course. Often termed big, bold and brash, the challenges are elevation changes, undulating greens and strategic bunkering.
DAY 8. Depart from Barcelona or Gerona Airport.
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Emporada Links resembles a British links except for its turf and lakes as water hazards. It runs between dunes and has harsh rough and many bunkers. Beware of the Tramonta wind that can come from the Pyrenees. There is a mixture of long par fours, doglegs and strategic par threes. The 18th hole is a splendid double green shared with the Forest course. It is surrounded by a lake and has a 300-square meter green. 6828 yards (6304 meters) Par 71.
Emporada Forest winds through a majestic Mediterranean pine forest. It can protect golfers from the wind when it is strong. In these natural peaceful surroundings of tree-lined fairways there is little water but fast true greens. It is not as tight as the Links course but you need to play technically. The countryside is beautiful and the course is tough and long from the back tees.6662 yards (6165 meters) Par 72.
Catalunya Stadium is a spectacular course with a world top 100 ranking and highly rated in Europe. Beware that the surrounding beauty can distract from the difficulties that it imposes. Lakes come into play on seven holes. There are very many memorable holes. The tees are elevated, fairways can be tight, there are many changes in elevation and strategically placed bunkers. 7243 yards (6686 meters) Par 72.
El Prat Blue is a course where precision is more important than length. The fairways make the most of the natural slopes of the land and the bunkers are a severe challenge. Heavily bunkered greens call for precise approach shots. There are some exceptional par three holes. 7005 yards (6466 meters) par 72.
El Prat Open is very long from the Championship tees. There are some tough par fives and par threes. The fairways are generally wide but can plunge in elevation rapidly. The greens are large with many borrows, undulations and tricky run-off areas. Challenges accumulate with elevation changes, wind, fairway and greenside bunkers and challenging greens. 7224 yards (6672 meters) Par 72.
The Hilton Empordà Golf & Spa is in a superb location in the province of Gerona, just thirty minutes from Girona and its airport and fifteen minutes from the best beaches on the Costa Brava. The hotel has views of the mountains and around the hotel are the two golf courses, sand dunes, lakes and pine forests. There are 87 stylish guest rooms all with Wi-Fi, balcony and views of the mountains or golf course. You can enjoy the swimming pool, spa facilities and fine dining in the Tramontana Restaurant. Visit the ancient city of Gerona, and the surrounding area which abounds in history. culture and gastronomy. Explore the local wineries during your stay. There are delicious wines on the DO Empordà Wine Route.
5* H10 The One Barcelona is a Grand Luxury hotel with a refined interior design that is elegant and distinctive. Natural light, soft tones, artwork and colourful upholstery is mixed with marble and special woods creating an enduring and luxurious ambiance. The hotel offers 89 spacious, bright rooms and suites. They are designed to create a relaxing atmosphere, and are completely soundproofed and elegantly decorated with luxurious materials. Facilities include, the Somni Restaurant, a Spa, guest-only plunge pool, solarium, and rooftop terrace with panoramic views. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls, gym, concierge, limousine service and valet parking.
With an outstanding site in the city’s most exclusive district, it is just 2 minutes’ walk from the luxurious boutiques in Passeig de Gràcia and 10 minutes’ walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
4* H10 Metropolitan is an exclusive hotel housed in the Ramplas area, right in the City centre. It is a historic building renovated by the esteemed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. This four- star superior hotel has modern rooms, the Kitchen Restaurant, the Edén Bar, which leads onto a lovely terrace with swimming pool. There is also a top-floor terrace with plunge pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The 85 rooms have all first- class modern amenities including room service and laundry service. The superb location is in the heart of the city close to all entertainment, shopping, metro and other transport and yet only 3km from the beach.