Guest Author - Rachel L Webb
Letís take a trip to Catalunya, Spain and visit five golf clubs within a radius of 40km of Barcelona. With itís International airport, Mediterranean climate, beaches as well as its incredible historical and cultural charm everyone will be catered for.
Sant VicenÁ de Montalt
At 34km from the city Sant VicenÁ de Montalt is the newest arrival. At present it only has nine holes, but with plans to add a further nine in the not too distant future. The club is located in gorgeous countryside with sea views reaching to Maresme, and is destined to become one of the best in the area.
It offers a club house with bar and restaurant, practice green, buggy hire, sauna and swimming pool.
Course : 9 holes + 9 underway
Location: Sant Vicenc de Montalt
Distance from Barcelona: 34 km
Real Club de Golf El Prat
Since itís opening in 1954 it has been relocated to Terrassa, on the outskirts of Barcelona. The new club designed by Greg Norman is set in wonderful countryside and a real test to the ability of every standard of play. Itís new installations and clever design make it ideal for national and international competitions. Itís an ideal place for both national and international competitions and with this in mind has opened a nine-hole ďpublic schoolĒ to help players improve and well as to encourage and discover new talent.
Course: North18 holes. Par 72
South 18 holes Par 72
Public 9 holes
Distance from Barcelona: 24 km
Masia Bach Golf Club
Masia Bach was designed by Josť Maria OlazŠbal and opened in 1990. Itís a demanding and difficult course even for the better player, a great challenge.
The smaller nine hole is a simpler but immensely enjoyable game.
It has been voted by Golf Digest magazine as the fifth best course in Catalunya.
Course; 18 + 9 hole
Location; Sant Esteve Sesrovires
Distance from Barcelona 25km.
St Cugat Golf Club
The club Sant Cugat is the oldest in Catalunya, founded in 1914 was built by English workers who were employed building the Barcelona to Sant Cugat railway. Each hole as with British tradition has itís own name. A wonderful course ideal for both beginners and more advanced players with fine greens and bunkers.
Course: 18 holes + 3
Location Sant Cugat
Distance from Barcelona: 20km
Club de Golf Terramar Sitges
The club Terramar Sitges is the second oldest in Catalunya, opened in 1922 and designed by FW Hawtree, Manuel PiŮero y Jim Fazio. The microclimate of Sitges allows year round play in perfect conditions, with beautiful sea views. Itís not a difficult but more a strategic game, with many water hazards to make an interesting game.
Course: 18 holes.
Distance from Barcelona 37 km