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The 7 best golf courses on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava offers idyllic conditions to enjoy a good game of golf with your friends, your family, your partner or even just with your complete set of clubs.

Good weather, extensive green meadows, excellent gastronomy to accompany the experience and a philosophy of life marked by the passion for the sport turn this area of Girona into a golf oasis.


Golf de Pals


There is no more privileged location than that of Golf de Pals. Just 10 minutes from the historic centre of the picturesque village of Pals, this golf course is situated on the beachfront, giving you the opportunity to feel the sea breeze while trying to make an ace.  With a total of 18 holes, it was designed by F.W. Hawtree and is considered to be the most beautiful golf course in the world. Hawtree and is considered the oldest on the Costa Brava.


Golf Peralada


With 6,070 square metres of course, 18 holes with 4 tees for each hole and a fairytale natural setting, Golf Peralada, located in the village that gives it its name, is perfect for both official competitions and amateur and amateur matches with players of all levels.


Golf Costa Brava


Situated between mountains and sea, Golf Costa Brava is not only a sporting but also a social venue. Hamilton Stutt, founding member of the British Association of Golf Course Architects (together with the aforementioned F.W. Hawtree and C.K. Cotton), oversaw designing and building this enclave with 27 holes and 2 courses that skirt its autochthonous nature formed by majestic cork oaks and pines hundreds of years old.


TorreMirona Golf Club


Just a stone's throw from the Pyrenees and the Gulf of Roses, the TorreMirona Golf Club, inaugurated in 1992 and with 18 holes, offers a dream space to practice this sport with all its comforts. Not to mention its incredible views of the Pyrenean peaks. In addition, the facilities have paddle, tennis, and football courts, as well as a range of activities such as quad biking and horse riding.


Golf D'Aro - Mas Nou


In the heart of the Gavarres Natural Park, 10 minutes by car from Platja d'Aro, is Golf D'Aro - Mas Nou, another of the oldest courses on the Costa Brava. It was designed in 1992 by Ramón Espinosa, a renowned architect in the world of golf, having served as president of the European Society of Golf Architects. His projects bear his stamp, which is based firstly on thinking of the players and secondly on sustainability. So much so that Golf d'Aro is the sixth golf course to obtain Geo Certification in Spain.


PGA Catalunya Golf


Considered one of the best golf courses in Europe, PGA Catalunya Golf has hosted international competitions such as the Spanish Open on up to 3 different occasions or is the venue for European Tour tournaments on a recurring basis. There are two different courses, the Stadium Course, classified as the best golf course in Spain, and the Tour Course, which presents incredible challenges, but is less demanding than the previous one. A course with all the facilities and services of the highest luxury so that you can enjoy your games like nowhere else.


Empordà Golf


Finally, we finish this list with Empordà Golf, located 7 minutes by car from Pals, which was modernised in 2020 to offer two unique courses. The first, Empordà Links, is inspired by British and Irish coastal courses with 18 holes featuring dunes, bunkers, and lakes. The second, Empordà Forest, with a Mediterranean design featuring the typical pine forest of the area and the same number of holes. It is also worth mentioning that Empordà Golf was chosen as one of the top 10 best courses in Spain according to the "Peugeot" guide.


XXII Mas de Torrent Golf Tournament


There is no better way to relive this culture than witnessing a championship. For this reason, Hotel Mas de Torrent & Spa organised its XXII Golf Tournament on the Costa Brava on Saturday 14th May, a totally exclusive event in which an invitation was required to participate.


With a sporting and social character, the event took place at the Empordá Golf Club (10 minutes by car from the hotel) with an attendance of 72 federated participants who competed under the Shotgun modality and who enjoyed an exquisite day that culminated with a meal with all the other attendees.


Where to stay on the Costa Brava to play golf?


Whether you are passionate about golf or would like to include it as an activity on your next trip, Girona is an unbeatable destination. As such, our luxury hotel on the Costa Brava is the ideal place to stay, ideally located so you can choose the golf course you fancy and ready to offer you a top-quality stay after your games. Exquisite gastronomy, spa and total disconnection await you at Mas de Torrent.

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May 23, 2022

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