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In 2000 Catalunya was named as 'emerging golf destination of the year' by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators
The prize awarded in Florida, recognised the merits of Golf in this area above South Africa, Dubai, Malaysia and Thailand. The operators based their decision on a number of factors including: customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accessibility to tee times. In 2016 its arrived! PGA Catalunya Resort Stadium course is the setting for the European Tour's Qualifying School.
Many high quality tournaments are now played here on a wide variety of courses, in a temperate climate. The European PGA have selected the area for the pre-qualifying evens of the Volvo PGA Tour.
Golf World Magazine selected 3 Catalan Golf courses to be in their top 100 out of 2,600 courses in Europe. Two of them are featured below. One, Club Golf de Pals, is 400 yds from the apartment and Emporda is just 3 miles away. The other is PGA de Catalunya, about 20 miles away. Danny Willett won his final major event at Pals as an amateur. Willett lifted the Spanish Amateur Championship , the Copa SM El Rey, in March 2008 just 2 months before turning professional. The club's affinity with the Ryder Cup player was enhanced when he won the Masters just as Golf De Pals was celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The magazine says 'Catalunya is set to be one of Europe's great tournament venues'In total there are no less than 9 courses in the region, offering a challenge for the experienced player whilst providing extremely pleasurable golf for the high handicap player. The settings of the Catalonian courses are stunning, with views of the Mediterranean to the East and the pyrenees to the North. - Take your pick!
If you want to see some video of Pals and Emporda golf course click here
|Club Golf De Pals|
|This beautiful tree lined course is at the bottom of the road. It can be seen from the apartment gardens. There is also a driving range if you just want a bit of practice. See Slideshow of Pals Golf Course.
If you want to see some video of Pals golf course click here
|Club Golf De Pals|
|As well as booking at the Club customers can make reservations through the offices at PCI in Pals. For details contact Club Golf de Pals|
|Club Golf De Pals|
|As well as being picturesquely tree lined there is plenty of water to add to the challenge on this beautifully maintained course. The course is adjacent to the 5 star La Costa Hotel which is worth a visit.
|The reason this is so highly rated is best understood by playing the course. The club has 27 beautifully manicured holes designed by Robert Van Hage. With another 9 about to be built|
|Nine of the holes are wide open link style golf, while the other 18 are narrow fairways winding their way through impressive pine trees. Players can mix and match their rounds subject to availability For details contact Golf Emporda
|Golf Serres de Pals|
|This is a new course built within the last few years. It is located between Toroella de Montgri about 4 miles form the apartment. For details contact Golf Serres de Pals
|Golf p&p Gualta|
|Gualta short course consists of 18 par 3 holes of varying length, up to 116 metres. The picturesque layout, with its large lakes, trees and bunkered greens, offers a testing challenge to players of all abilities. The well constructed and superbly maintained greens enable more experienced players to work on their often neglected short game. Gualta is ideal for new golfers and also popular with senior and junior players, 18 holes taking a little over 2 hours. The golf course is open to all new players, without a handicap certificate, who have taken some basic instruction. For details contact Golf p&p Gualta or email email@example.com
Address: Carretera de Torroella de Monrgrí a Parlavà, km. 0,5; 17257 Gualta (Girona)
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