The Costa Brava is blessed with some truly magnificent golf courses, the majority of which were previously unrecognized in official rankings. In recent years however, many of its courses have been regarded as being top European contenders, most notably the PGA de Catalunya and Empordà courses. It is not surprising then that the region is becoming an increasingly popular spot for golfers of all levels who can combine their passion for the sport whilst holidaying in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions
“Recognition of the Costa Brava as a leading golf destination is long overdue. The area boasts some truly outstanding golf courses such as PGA Catalunya and Golf Empordà and has rightly been given the accolade as one of the world’s top emerging golf destinations” says Tom Maidment Director of Lucas Fox Costa Brava “Not only can lovers of golf enjoy the sport within a spectacular setting and superb year round climate, they can also enjoy some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches, some fantastic historical sites and numerous Michelin starred restaurants in the region”
Here is Lucas Fox’s guide to the Costa Brava’s top golf courses as well as some fabulous Costa Brava properties for lovers of the sport….
1. Around Platja d’Aro/S’Agaro…
PGA de Catalunya
With the Pyrenees as a backdrop, PGA de Catalunya (Stadium & Tour course, both 18 holes, Par 72,) is home to two truly stunning golf courses. The Stadium course was designed by Spanish golf legend Angel Gallardo and Ryder Cup star Neil Coles and opened at the end of 1998. It has already hosted a number of top golf events including the Spanish Open in 2000 and 2009 and the PGA European Tour Qualifying School Finals. The Stadium course has received a steady stream of accolades since its inauguration and was recently voted the Number One Course in Spain in an influential new ranking of Spanish golf courses.
If you are interested in viewing property for sale on the PGA de Catalunya resort we suggest you take a look at the following:
Fabulous contemporary, 3-bedroom semi-detached house with pool
Exquisitely designed 4-bedroom property with high quality finishes, pool and garden
First line plots within this exclusive luxury residential development. Superb views of the Stadium and Tour courses, the Pyrenees and the dramatic surrounding landscape
2. Around Begur…
Considered one of the best courses in Catalonia, Empordà Golf (Links course: 18 holes, Par 71, Forest Course, 18 holes, Par 73) also plays host to one of the PGA European Tour Qualifying Schools. With top practice facilities, Empordà boasts four, nine hole courses, which have been combined to form two distinct 18 hole courses. The first 18 holes are a links-style course with lakes, dunes and extensive bunkers. The second 18 are immersed in Mediterranean pines, typical of the area.
Platja de Pals
Founded in 1966, the Platja de Pals Golf Club Golf Club (18 hole, Par 73), runs parallel with the beautiful Pals beach and is surrounded by dense green pine forests. In 1972, it hosted the Spanish Open. Since then the course has been considered as one of the finest in Spain thanks to its design and construction, and it has been the venue of numerous international competitions.
Serres de Pals
Founded in 2000, the Serres de Pals Golf Club (18 holes) was designed by Ramón Espinosa. It is set in rambling agricultural land and boasts beautiful views. The course offers a challenge to golfers of all levels as it is composed of three distinct areas with smooth hilltops, pine tree forests and fairways between lakes.
If you are interested in viewing property close to the Serres de Pals, Platja de Pals and Empordà courses, we suggest you take a look at the following:
Two apartments with stunning views over the Empordà golf course and the mountains of the Gavarres – only 8km for the beaches of the Costa Brava
Magnificent, fully restored country house for sale near the medieval village of Pals on the Costa Brava
3. Around Figueres…
The Peralada Golf course (18 + 9 hole, par 71) is one of the most beautiful golf courses of the region; attracting players of all levels. It is an attractive and relaxing course for players of all levels. This course forms part of the Peralada Golf Resort and also boasts a Golf School. Within the casino/castle there is a renowned wine spa.
Torremirona Golf Resort (18 hole, par 72) is situated a few kilometers from Figueres in a spectacular natural setting with the Pyrenees as a backdrop. Immaculately maintained throughout the year, it offers the golfer spectacular views and a challenging course. The club also boasts a prestigious Golf Academy with three practice holes.
If you are interested in viewing properties close to Torremirona and Perelada courses, we suggest you take a look at the following:
Immaculate four-bedroom golf villa in the desirable Peralada Golf Resort. Garden and pool.
Three bedroom duplex golf apartment on the Torremirona Golf Resort with communal swimming pool, gardens and wonderful views of the Pyrenees
Stunning 18th Century Girona country house with beautiful garden and views. Close to Lake Banyoles and easy access to Girona city
4. Around Playa de Aro / S’Agaro / Sant Feliu de Guixols…
Built high on a hilltop above the coastal town of Platja d’Aro, Club de Golf d’Aro or Mas Nou Golf Club (18 hole, par 72) is located in a spectacular setting with panoramic views of the surrounding coast and landscape. Designed by architect Ramón Espinosa, it is a challenging course with water hazards and stategically placed bunkers. The club has hosted several European Ladies Tour events. There is also a 9 hole pitch and putt course.
The Costa Brava Golf Club (18 holes, par 70) is located a short distance from the fabulous beaches of Platja d’Aro and St. Feliu de Guixols. The first nine holes, surrounded by pine and cork oak forests, differ from the other nine which are located on flat, wide fairways. The clubhouse is a spectacular 19th Century ‘Masia’ (country house).
If you are interested in viewing properties close to Golf d’Aro and Costa Brava courses, we suggest you take a look at the following:
Superb Catalan-style 5-bedroom house on the Golf Costa Brava development with guest apartment, sauna, lift and panoramic views over the valley and the golf course
Beautifully presented 5-bedroom seafront house on the attractive Golf Costa Brava resort, just a few minutes from the beach
5. Around Girona…
Girona Golf Club
Founded in in 1992 and designed by FG Hawtree, the Girona Golf Club (18 hole, par 72) is immaculately maintained and is the only course in Spain sown with ‘Pencross Grass’ and relies on the natural lie of the land to give it its elegant features, providing a challenge for golfers of all levels.The Girona Golf course has a beautiful clubhouse built of natural stone, blending in perfectly with its surroundings.
If you are interested in viewing properties close to the Girona Golf Club,, we suggest you take a look at the following:
An exquisite, luxury six-bedroom country property to buy just 10-minutes from Girona city
For any enquiries about the above properties or any other property in the Costa Brava please contact Tom Maidment on +34 648092334 or email Tom@lucasfox.com , or please Click Here