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PRESENTATION: GOLF ALL YEAR ROUND

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DIRECTORY

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GOLF COURSES

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MAP

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ACCOMMODATION

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MAP LEGEND

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TOURIST APARTMENTS

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TRANSFERS

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RECOMMENDATIONS AND TEMPERATURES

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CULTURE

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CUISINE


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Golf all year round You’re concentrating on your drive on the first hole of the round. Surrounded by pine trees, you breathe in the incomparable array of fragrances of the Mediterranean woodland, you feel the warm rays of the sun, and in the distance you can hear the sound of the waves or even glimpse the blue horizon of this union between the earth and the sea known as the Costa Brava. If you close your eyes, you can relish a special sensation that no other place can offer you.


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Ten courses, ten different itineraries set around an incomparable geographical region: playing golf on the Costa Brava means being part of a unique and sharplycontrasted landscape which has inspired the greatest geniuses.

the courses and the intelligence of their designers, thanks to which the area won the IAGTO distinction as the best emerging golf destination in 2000. Getting a good score, is all down to you. But the biggest prize is already reserved for you: The Costa Brava, a divine space.

Costa Brava While choosing the best position for teeing off, you think about the wide range of gastronomic options available to you later on in the day. You hit your drive, and as you watch the ball fly across the outline of the sun, you think how amazing it is that at any time of the year, with an average temperature of 16.5 °C, it’s possible to enjoy such an exceptional spot where you’re brought into contact with nature through your passion for golf. Ten courses, ten different itineraries set around an incomparable geographical region: playing golf on the Costa Brava means being part of a unique and sharplycontrasted landscape which has inspired the greatest geniuses. Your enjoyment of the round is guaranteed, wherever you play –Club de Golf Costa Brava, Empordà Golf, Golf Girona, Golf Platja de Pals, Club de Golf Peralada, PGA Golf Catalunya, Torremirona Golf Club, Golf Serres de Pals and Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou–, by the natural beauty of


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personality: the union between sea and mountains, the meeting of water and stone, the marriage between snow and sand. Fontanals Golf, Reial Club de Golf de Cerdanya and Club de Golf Camprodon create a dramatic setting for this challenging, thrilling sport.

The union between sea and mountains, the meeting of water and stone, the marriage between snow and sand.

Pirineu de Girona One of the curiosities of this territory, the north-eastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, is its equidistance between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. An hour’s drive takes you from the blue of the Mare Nostrum to the lush green grass at the foot of the great Pyrenean monoliths. This diversity is one of the defining characteristics of the Girona region, manifesting its special


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Here are the sectors represented in the Marketing Golf Club: »» Golf courses

The Club will always insist on quality standards enabling the product to be offered with every assurance of satisfaction and security for all golfers visiting us.

Golf The Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona Golf Marketing Club is the means enabling the tourist aspect of the product to be developed as a whole and in a consistent way with all interested public or private bodies. The Club will always insist on quality standards enabling the product to be offered with every assurance of satisfaction and security for all golfers visiting us. According to this criteria, this catalogue presents over 30 companies that meet the quality levels demanded by our visitors.

»» Pitch & Putt courses »» Accommodation establishments »» Passenger-transport companies


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www.golfcostabrava.com

Club de Golf Costa Brava

A British-designed course, with a clubhouse in a typical Catalan farmhouse built in 1841. The first nine holes, lined by pines and cork oaks, contrast with the back nine, situated on the plain with broad freeways leading to the par-5 18th hole, the final challenge for complet-

ing the round in par 70. Very enjoyable for all types of players, with an itinerary that is level but presents constant challenges. There is a hotel right beside the course for golf addicts.

Technical description Club name

Club de Golf Costa Brava

E-mail

info@golfcostabrava.com

Par

Year of opening

1962

Website

www.golfcostabrava.com

Slope

Address

Urb. Golf Costa Brava “La Masia”

Designer

Hamilton Stutt & Co.

Course length in metres

17246 Santa Cristina d’Aro

Manager

Ms. Maria Victòria Figueras

Telephone

+34 972 837 150

Number of holes

18 + 9 under construction

Fax

+34 972 837 272

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

70 130

130

127

125

5,629 5,495 4,879 4,710


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www.golfperalada.com

Club de Golf Peralada Member of

The Club de Golf Peralada, with 18 holes and a total length of 6,071 m, is an ideal course for holding competitions of all levels or simply enjoying a pleasant, relaxing day. It is considered suitable for all players because its design adapts to various levels of play. The 18 holes are distributed into five par 3’s, four par 5’s and nine par 4’s. They are divided into two itineraries of nine holes that start and finish at the clubhouse, the first being par 36 and the second par 35, making a total of par 71 for the whole course.

The design of the course shows great respect for the environment. It is the first course to obtain the European Union’s EMAS Certification. It is located in the Peralada Resort, which also includes the wine cellars, the Castle, the Casino and, in the golf course itself, the Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf with its own Wine Spa centre, the only one of its kind in Spain, which is based on therapy with derivates of wine.

Technical description Club name

Club de Golf Peralada

Website

www.golfperalada.com

Slope

Year of opening

1993

Designer

Mr. Jordi Soler Peix

Course length in metres

Address

Paratge de la Garriga, s/n

Manager

Ms. Núria Bech

17491 Peralada

Number of holes

18 + 9 pitch & putt

Telephone

+34 972 538 287

Required handicap

28 Gentlemen · 36 Ladies

Fax

+34 972 538 236

Par

71

E-mail

casa.club@golfperalada.com

133

128

125

120

6,071 5,671 5,051 4,724

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www.golfdaro.com

Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou Member of Golf d’Aro offers you the opportunity of practising your golf in the heart of a nature park at 300 m above sea level, surrounded by thousands of olive trees, pines, holm oaks and cork oaks. A mere 35 minutes from Girona airport and 70 minutes from Barcelona airport, the course is outstanding for its exceptional green-keeping department, considered one of the finest in the area. In 1992, the European Association of Architects ranked this course as the best in Europe. Golf d’Aro hosted the Martini Open in 1990, the European Tour

Catalonia Open in 1992 and the Catalonia Ladies Master in 2006. Golf d’Aro is a mixed club catering for members and non-members, located in a luxury residential area and equipped with first-class amenities, including saunas in the men’s and women’s changing rooms, Forat 19 Restaurant serving homemade fare, parking facilities for 200 cars, driving range, approach zone and putting area.

Technical description Club name

Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou

Website

www.golfdaro.com

Slope

Year of opening

1990

Designer

Mr. Ramon Espinosa

Course length in metres

Address

Urb. Mas Nou, s/n • Apt. correus 429

Manager

Ms. Rocío Aranda

17250 Platja d’Aro

Number of holes

18 par - 72 holes + 9

Telephone

+34 972 826 900 / +34 972 816 727

Fax

+34 972 826 906

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

E-mail

info@golfdaro.com

Par

72

pitch & putt

131

127

126

123

6,218 6,004 5,240 5,031


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www.empordagolf.com

Empordà Golf Member of

Empordà Golf course in the heart of the Costa Brava was designed by American Robert von Hagge, one of the best architects in the world. The 36-hole course consists of two 18-hole rounds, the first of which (‘Links’) runs among dunes and lakes in the style of the finest Scottish links, while the second (´Forest´) meanders among pine trees and more lakes in a Mediterranean forest style. The careful design and the natural beauty

of this course make it one of the most attractive and stimulating in Europe. The complex is endowed with a 4-star hotel set in superb natural surroundings. The 87 guestrooms have large windows and balconies affording unbeatable views. The spa zone is the ideal place to relax in while your body is being pampered and your senses stimulated.

Technical description Club name

Empordà Golf

Website

www.empordagolf.com

Par

Year of opening

1990

Designer

Mr. Robert von Hagge

Slope · Links

131

131

131

127

Address

Ctra. de Palafrugell a Torroella

Manager

Ms. Cristina Blay

Slope · Forest

132

126

132

126

Empordà Forest 72

6,304 5,971 5,311 5,060

de Montgrí ·17257 Gualta

Commercial manager

Ms. Anna Ciurana

Course length (metres) · Links

Telephone

+34 972 760 450

Number of holes

36

Course length (metres) · Forest 6,165 5,866 5,244 4,959

Fax

+34 972 757 100

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

E-mail

info@empordagolf.com

Par

Empordà Links 71

Empordà Golf Hotel & Spa****


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www.golfgirona.com

Golf Girona Member of

Thanks to its geographical position, Golf Girona enjoys a privileged location, just 4 km from the centre of Girona, less than an hour from Barcelona, an hour from the Pyrenees and half an hour from the Costa Brava and the Empordà. The course was designed by the prestigious architect F. G. Hawtree, who called it «one of my best

creations». The quality of this design is complemented by careful maintenance: it is the only course in Spain sown entirely with Penncross, the highest-quality grass for golf. The design is perfectly adapted to the lie of the land, achieving a course that is suitable for golfers of all levels.

Technical description Club name

Golf Girona

E-mail

golfgirona@golfgirona.com

Par

Year of opening

1992

Website

www.golfgirona.com

Slope

Address

Urb. Golf Girona, s/n

Designer

Mr. F. G. Hawtree

Course length in metres

17481 Sant Julià de Ramis

Manager

Ms. Montserrat Ramió

Telephone

+34 972 171 641

Number of holes

18

Fax

+34 972 171 682

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

72 130

130

124

123

6,091 6,049 5,256 5,165


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www.golfplatjadepals.com

Golf Platja de Pals Member of

Lovers of tradition will find their ideal golf course at Golf Platja de Pals. The British-style 18-hole par-73 course is the oldest on the Costa Brava. The concept and careful construction of the course have earned it a place on the Golf World ranking as one of the 100 best in Europe. The round includes both wide-open and treeflanked fairways, raised greens mostly defended by bunkers and by a modulated terrain that encourages the essence of the short game. The noble greens are spacious and straightforward, but with subtle drops

that require a certain amount of delicacy. The beautiful setting and proximity to the sea inspire enthusiasm in all types of players, from beginners to experts. The course has direct access to La Costa Golf & Beach Resort and Golf & Beach Resort Apartments at Pals beach.

Technical description Club name

Golf Platja de Pals

Website

www.golfplatjadepals.com

Slope

Year of opening

1966

Designer

Mr. F. G. Hawtree

Course length in metres

Address

C. del Golf, 64 · 17256 Pals

Manager

Mr. Melcior Sabrià

Telephone

+34 972 667 739

Number of holes

18

Fax

+34 972 636 799

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

E-mail

recep@golfplatjadepals.com

Par

73

135

132

130

126

6,263 5,970 5,419 5,156

La Costa Golf & Beach Resort 4*


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www.golfserresdepals.com

Golf Serres de Pals Member of

The 18-hole par-72 Golf Serres de Pals runs between pines, olive trees, rice fields and stretches of water. The gentle, undulated round unfolds over the original contours of the landscape and consists of three different areas: the links, with all the charm of a British course; the forest, with greens surrounded by pinewoods; and the lakes. This combination puts players’ skills to the

test and provides enjoyment for golfers of all levels, from beginners to experts. Golf Serres de Pals offers one of the best driving ranges in the area for up to 70 golfers, plus two putting greens, a chipping and approach area and three Par3 holes. The sports facilities are supplemented by two high-quality padel tennis courts which opened in the summer of 2008.

Technical description Club name

Golf Serres de Pals

Website

www.golfserresdepals.com

Slope

Year of opening

2000

Designer

Mr. Ramon Espinosa

Course length in metres

Address

17256 Pals

Manager

Ms. Elda Mata Miró-Sans

Telephone

+34 972 637 375

Number of holes

18 + 3 practice

Fax

+34 972 667 447

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

E-mail

info@golfserresdepals.com

Par

72

138

132

128

126

6,263 5,986 5,616 5,328


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www.pgacatalunya.com

PGA Golf Catalunya Member of PGA Catalunya Resort: Number two in Spain, number three in Europe and number 88 on the world ranking of golf resorts, with courses designed for the champions. PGA Golf Catalunya Resort, located less than an hour from Barcelona, 20 minutes from the Costa Brava and just 5 minutes from the Girona-Costa Brava Airport, is a perfect destination for golf lovers in Spain. The two 18-hole courses, the Stadium Course and the Tour Course, were inaugurated in 1999 and 2005 respectively. The course design has allowed PGA Golf Catalunya to host major international events such as the Spanish Open and the Sarazen World Open. The

main Spanish amateur championships have also been held here. PGA Golf Catalunya offers the best possible golf combination due to the perfect balance between the Stadium Course, specially designed for major competitions and for the most demanding amateur players, and the Tour Course with its constant challenges and spectacular holes that will meet the expectations of all types of player. The resort boasts luxury 4-star Hotel Meliá Golf Vichy Catalán, located right next to the first tees of both courses.

Technical description info@pgacatalunya.com

Par

Website

www.pgacatalunya.com

Slope · Stadium Course

138

130

135

130

Designer

Mr. Àngel Gallardo • Mr. Neil Coles

Slope · Tour Course

133

128

125

123

17455 Caldes de Malavella

Manager

Mr. Miguel Girbes

Course length · Stadium Course (m)

6,588 6,226 5,781 5,310

Telephone

+34 972 472 577

Commercial manager

Ms. Mònica Martínez Calls

Course length · Tour Course (m)

5,901 5,545 5,101 4,719

Fax

+34 972 470 493

Number of holes

36

E-mail

reserves@pgacatalunya.com

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

Club name

PGA Golf Catalunya

Year of opening

1999 / 2005

Address

Ctra. A-2, km 701

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www.torremirona.com

Torremirona Golf Club

This 18-hole course is varied and comprehensive. The first 9 holes are technically demanding, with narrow fairways, vegetation and water (the fifth hole is on an island green). The second stretch, which is completely flat, is characterised by wide fairways with dips. The club also has a Hotel Relais and houses and apartments for rent within the grounds of the golf

course. Ideal for mid-level players, who will find unsurpassable conditions for playing golf here. Its privileged location offers wonderful views over the Pyrenees as well as over Roses Bay.

Technical description Club name

Torremirona Golf Club

E-mail

golf@torremirona.com

Par

Year of opening

1992

Website

www.torremirona.com

Slope

Address

Ctra. N-260, km 46

Designer

Mr. Jordi Soler Peix

Course length in metres

17744 Navata

Manager

Mr. Liesbeth Bakker

Telephone

+34 972 553 737

Number of holes

18 + 3 practice

Fax

+34 972 553 716

Required handicap

36 Gentlemen • 36 Ladies

72

Hotel Torremirona 4*

131

126

130

128

6,184 5,937 5,371 5,124


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www.gualta.com

Par 3 P&P Gualta Member of Defined as a par-3 of short distances, the 18-hole Par 3 P&P Gualta course is a golfers’ delight, with bunkers, lakes and large greens. It provides a challenge for golfers of all levels and abilities. The advantage for beginners is the fact that they are allowed to play the course after taking only a few lessons, as handicap certificates are not required. More experienced golfers can enjoy playing these beautiful holes while practising their often neglected short game.

The course will also delight the senior players and children as it only takes a little more than two hours to play a round of 18 holes. A warm welcome and friendly personal attention await you from our team of dedicated staff whose aim is to provide you with quality services - golf, tuition, food and drink - all at an affordable price.

Technical description Club name

Par 3 P&P Gualta

E-mail

info@gualta.com

Required handicap

none

Year of opening

1999

Website

www.gualta.com

Par

54

Address

Ctra. de Torroella de Montgrí a

Designer

Mr. Jordi Soler Peix

Course length in metres

Parlavà, km 0,5 · 17257 Gualta

Manager

Mr. Marc Casadellà i Amer

Telephone

+34 972 760 338

Commercial manager

Ms. Petra Darmstädter

Fax

+34 972 758 798

Number of holes

18

1,711 1,199


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Relax in a privileged environment after your game Accommodation


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Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf H ***** PERALADA C. de Rocabertí, s/n · 17491 Peralada Tel. +34 972 538 830 · Fax +34 972 538 807 hotel@golfperalada.com · www.hotelperalada.com

Rooms: 55 Open: All the year round

The hotel offers a prime location at the northern end of the Costa Brava in the middle of a golf course. It has 55 rooms with magnificent views over the course. Following the wine-making tradition of the Perala-

da region, our Wine Spa philosophy is based on graperelated therapy, to achieve improved general wellbeing through relaxation and personalised programming of the various treatments.

Sallés Hotel Cala del Pi H ***** PLATJA D’ARO

Av. del Cavall Bernat, 160 · 17250 Platja d’Aro Tel. +34 972 828 429 · Fax +34 972 818 320 hotelcpi@salleshotels.com · www.salleshotels.com

Rooms: 52 Open: All the year round

Five-star hotel & spa with direct access to the wellknown Cala del Pi beach. It boasts 52 rooms and a 600 sq. metre spa zone offering the latest beauty, relaxation and wellness treatments.

At its restaurant you can enjoy excellent avantgarde cuisine featuring unique combinations of tastes and aromas.

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Empordà Golf Hotel & Spa H **** GUALTA Ctra. de Palafrugell a Torroella, s/n · 17257 Gualta Tel. +34 972 782 030 · Fax +34 972 782 020 info@hotelemporda.com · www.hotelempordagolf.com

Rooms: 87 Open: From February to January

The Empordà Golf Hotel & Spa, recently acclaimed for the Best Architecture of the Year, has been especially conceived for golfers, featuring all the services needed to enjoy golf to the fullest. Set between the first tees of the Forest course and the Links course, this hotel has eighty-seven rooms that are synonymous with comfort, convenience and good taste. All rooms are exterior and have spacious terraces and large windows

with pleasant views. The wellness area, with its spa and fitness room, is the ideal place to relax body and mind after a day of golf. Likewise, with its extensive gardens and views of the course, its quality services and its surroundings, Empordà Golf H&S is an ideal place to hold meetings, conferences and banquets with full assurance of success.

Hotel Aigua Blava H **** BEGUR Platja de Fornells · 17255 Begur Tel. +34 972 624 562 · Fax +34 972 622 112 hotelaiguablava@aiguablava.com · www.aiguablava.com

Rooms: 85 Open: From March to November

Hotel Aigua Blava is the culmination of four generations’ efforts to offer nothing but the best to their guests. The hotel is located in the idyllic setting of Fornells cove and is renowned for its comfort, hospitality and fine cuisine. 85 guestrooms and 10 fully-equipped apartments. Storage space for golf equipment, central heating/air-conditioning, restaurant, seawater swimming pool, massage room, Internet, wi-fi, Canal+ Golf,

sports facilities, children’s playground, guest entertainment programme and beauty salon-hairdresser. Convention, banquet and meeting rooms are also available. Recommended golf clubs: Empordà Golf, Golf Platja de Pals, PGA Golf Catalunya, Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou, Club de Golf Costa Brava, Golf Serres de Pals, Club de Golf Peralada, Golf Girona, Torremirona Golf Club and Par 3 Pitch & Putt Gualta.

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Hotel Carlemany H **** GIRONA Pl. de Miquel Santaló · 17002 Girona Tel. +34 972 211 212 · Fax +34 972 214 994 carlemany@carlemany.es · www.carlemany.es

Rooms: 87 Open: All the year round

The Hotel Carlemany stands in the commercial centre of the city of Girona, just 600 metres from the historic Old Town and 150 m from the train, high-speed rail and bus stations. Spacious rooms with beds by Treca of Paris, Egyptian cotton bedding, 32” LOEWE TV set with C+, free Wi-Fi Internet, air conditioning, mini-bar and safe. For dining, the hotel features a gourmet restaurant, El Pati

Verd, which offers a menu of Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh seasonal products, as well as a café with more informal fare and a piano-bar for a drink before or after dinner. The hotel also has seven assembly halls with a capacity of up to 400 people and a Business Corner, in addition to a parking garage in the hotel building with direct access to the hotel and the guest rooms.

Hotel Castell d’Empordà H **** LA BISBAL D’EMPORDÀ C. del Castell d’Empordà, s/n · 17115 La Bisbal d’Empordà Tel. +34 972 646 254 · Fax +34 972 645 550 info@castelldemporda.com · www.castelldemporda.com

Rooms: 35 Open: From March to December

An informal but stylish hotel-restaurant. It has 35 rooms decorated with original objects from China, India and Morocco, and overlooking the picturesque Baix Empor-

dà region. A splendid restaurant in which to enjoy topclass Mediterranean cuisine.

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Hotel Clipper & Vil·les H **** TORROELLA DE MONTGRÍ Ctra. de Torroella de Montgrí a Pals · Mas Pinell 17257 Torroella de Montgrí Tel. +34 972 762 900 · Fax +34 972 755 151 info@clipperhotel.com · www.clipperhotel.com

Rooms: 39 Open: From 10 February to 1 January

A new hotel, 50 metres from the beach and flanked by three golf courses and a pitch & putt course. It is notable for its peaceful surroundings, good service and quality Mediterranean-style cuisine. It has 39 rooms and 10 villas, all air-conditioned and offering a wide

range of services, all of them with terrace and views over the hotel swimming pool and garden area. The hotel brings you various sports facilities, and also a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness area at no extra charge.

Hotel Golf Costa Brava H **** SANTA CRISTINA D’ARO Urb. Golf Costa Brava · 17246 Santa Cristina d’Aro Tel. +34 972 835 151 · Fax +34 972 837 588 hotel@hotel-golf.es · www.hotel-golf.es

Rooms: 91 Open: From April to October

The hotel is located between holes 1 and 18 of Club de Golf Costa Brava, at the heart of the Costa Brava. With its 91 rooms, it offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere

ideal for enjoying your holidays, as well as reduced prices for guests at the region’s nine golf courses.

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Hotel Meliá Golf Vichy Catalán H **** CALDES DE MALAVELLA

Ctra. N-II, km 701 · 17455 Caldes de Malavella Tel. +34 972 181 020 · Fax +34 972 181 022 reservas.mgvc@solmelia.com · www.solmelia.com

Rooms: 149 Open: All the year round

Set in the heart of the PGA Golf Catalunya golf course, the Meliá Golf Vichy Catalán hotel is a building with innovative architecture and a contemporary design, all fully integrated into the landscape. It has 149 elegant rooms with all the comforts of a luxury resort, and ser-

vice guaranteed by Sol Meliá. The hotel’s guests enjoy preferential outings and special prices for the two PGA golf courses, and can also enjoy its spa zone when the day’s golfing is over.

Hotel Santa Marta H **** LLORET DE MAR Platja de Santa Cristina, s/n · 17310 Lloret de Mar Tel. +34 972 364 904 · Fax +34 972 369 280 info@hotelsantamarta.net · www.hotelsantamarta.net

Rooms: 78 Open: From 15 February to 30 November

Situated in a most beautiful and peaceful setting, with parks, gardens and terraces reaching down to the golden-sanded beach facing transparent waters. The Hotel Santa Marta is a truly privileged place to enjoy nature, with every kind of convenience and comfort.

Services at the hotel include beach facilities, two litup tennis courts, swimming pool, open-air buffet down on the beach, private car park, garage, playground, 6 hectares of parks and gardens, air conditioning and TV in all rooms, plus twelve golf courses close at hand.

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Hotel Torremirona H **** NAVATA

Ctra. A-26, km 46 · 17744 Navata Tel. +34 972 566 700 · Fax +34 972 566 767 hotel@torremirona.com · www.hoteltorremirona.com

Rooms: 49 Open: All the year round

The hotel is situated in one of the Empordà’s most beautiful areas, in a peaceful setting in direct contact with nature. It is a comfortable Relais with 49 rooms and 52 suites, carefully decorated with attention to

every tiny detail and with views over the golf course or the swimming pool. In the hotel restaurant you will be able to savour the finest Mediterranean cuisine made with the typical products of Catalan cuisine.

La Costa Golf & Beach Resort H **** PALS

Platja de Pals · 17256 Pals Tel. +34 972 667 740 · Fax +34 972 667 736 info@resortlacosta.com · www.resortlacosta.com

Rooms: 120 Open: From March to November

A tourist complex located in a choice setting right in the middle of the Costa Brava and only 50 metres from the beach. La Costa Golf & Beach Resort consists of two golf courses: the Golf Platja de Pals - The Old Course,

which surrounds the hotel, and Golf Serres de Pals - The New Course. Guests are entitled to a 50% reduction on green fees for both courses.

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S’Agaró Hotel H **** S’AGARÓ Platja de Sant Pol · 17248 S’Agaró Tel. +34 972 325 200 · Fax +34 972 324 533 info@hotelsagaro.com · www.hotelsagaro.com

Rooms: 97 Open: All the year round

S’Agaró Hotel provides the ideal setting for you to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing holiday. The establishment is fully equipped with modern facilities and the latest hotel and restaurant technology but still retains its original atmosphere of classical comfort.

This is the perfect place for you and your family to practise your favourite sports! The new Spa & Fitness facilities opened in November 2010.

Sallés Hotel Mas Tapiolas H **** SANTA CRISTINA D’ARO

Ctra. C-65, km 7 · Veïnat de Solius · 17246 Santa Cristina d’Aro Tel. +34 972 837 017 · Fax +34 972 837 134 hotelmt@salleshotels.com · www.salleshotels.com

Eighteenth-century Catalan farmhouse situated in a prime setting in Baix Empordà region. The complex, with its annexed building, offers a total of 37 rooms and is surrounded by large grounds laid to garden and typically Mediterranean woodland.

Rooms: 37 Open: All the year round

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Silken Park Hotel San Jorge H **** CALONGE - PLATJA D’ARO

Ctra. de Palamós, s/n · 17251 Calonge - Platja d’Aro Tel. +34 972 652 311 · Fax +34 972 652 576 hotelsanjorge@hoteles-silken.com www.parkhotelsanjorge.com

Rooms: 119 Open: All the year round

This outstanding hotel is located in the heart of the Costa Brava between Platja d’Aro and Calonge. Standing on two coves with crystal-clear water and surrounded by pines, it offers the luminous contrast of greens and blues that is so characteristic of the Mediterranean. Silken Park Hotel San Jorge has modern facilities featuring a large terrace, a gymnasium that opened in April 2010, a swim-

ming pool overlooking the sea and the Winter&Summer Colours Spa. What’s more, the hotel’s unique unforgettable location allows guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea from its recently refurbished rooms, as well as from its excellent restaurants and its various halls. It stands just 5 km from Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou and 27 km from PGA Golf Catalunya.

Aparthotel & Village Golf Beach H *** PALS

Ctra. de la Platja de Pals, km 4 · 17256 Pals Tel. +34 972 636 063 · Fax +34 972 637 013 info@aparthotelgolfbeach.com · www.aparthotelgolfbeach.com

Rooms: 97 apartments, 21 studio apartments and 22 villas Open: All the year round

The hotel complex Aparthotel & Village Golf Beach is located at Platja de Pals, one of the most emblematic spots on the Costa Brava. The Aparthotel offers accommodation in studios and apartments with all the services and amenities of a hotel, and with a spacious garden containing two swimming pools. The Village is formed by 22 splendidly equipped semi-detached houses with a common garden and swimming pool.

Guests can enjoy the services of a restaurant, a supermarket, shops and a music pub, in addition to the facilities of the Pals Tennis Club, featuring various clay, Tennisquick and paddle tennis courts. We are also a superb golf destination, offering 3 wonderful golf courses in the surroundings of Pals and, less than half an hour away, another 8 courses, which are available to our guests at special rates.

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Accommodation

Hotel Alga H ***

CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL Av. de Joan Pericot i Garcia, 55 · 17210 Calella de Palafrugell Tel. 902 734 541 · Fax +34 972 615 102 alga@novarahotels.com · www.novarahotels.com

Rooms: 64 Open: From March to October

Hotel Alga is a peaceful, family-run establishment very near the centre of Calella de Palafrugell, just 200 metres from the beach. The hotel is surrounded by spacious gardens and terraces; the 64 fully-equipped guestrooms have en-suite bathroom, TV, air-conditioning,

telephone, safe deposit box and hairdryer. There is also a children’s playground, swimming pool, games room, table tennis, TV room, terrace-bar, car park, tennis court and an exquisite restaurant serving international cuisine. The hotel was partially refurbished in 2009.

Hotel Aromar H *** PLATJA D’ARO

Pg. Marítim, 106 · 17250 Platja d’Aro Tel. +34 972 817 054 · Fax +34 972 817 572 info@hotelaromar.com · www.hotelaromar.com

Rooms: 158 Open: From March to November

This recently-built three-star hotel in the modern style is located in a quiet residential area, right on the beach. All of its spacious double rooms have a terrace, a fully equipped bathroom, a telephone, heating, and views

over the sea. The Hotel Aromar is an ideal venue for a marvellous holiday, and it has tennis, horse-riding and golf facilities nearby.

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Hotel Costa Brava H *** PLATJA D’ARO C. de la Punta d’en Ramis, s/n · 17250 Platja d’Aro Tel. +34 972 817 070 · Fax +34 972 826 348 info@hotelcostabrava.com · www.hotelcostabrava.com

Rooms: 57 Open: From March to November

Hotel Costa Brava is situated on Punta d’en Ramis promontory from where you can contemplate the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel has 57 guest rooms as well as a bar, lounge, terraces and private rooms.

The large hotel terraces with their spectacular panoramic views are the ideal place to enjoy a drink on cool summer evenings to the background murmur of waves lapping against the shore.

Hotel Garbí H ***

CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL Av. de Baldomer Gili i Roig, 20 · 17210 Calella de Palafrugell Tel. +34 972 614 040 · Fax +34 972 615 803 info@hotelgarbi.com · www.hotelgarbi.com

Rooms: 50 Open: All the year round

This warm, welcoming establishment, run by the Serra family, is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the Costa Brava and is surrounded by a large garden with an outdoor pool. All guestrooms are air-conditioned and

some have a hydro-massage bath. The restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel is located just 200 metres from the centre of Calella and its coves, and 30 minutes from five golf courses.

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Hotel Peninsular H * GIRONA

C. Nou, 3 / Av. de Sant Francesc, 6 · 17001 Girona Tel. +34 972 203 800 · Fax +34 972 210 492 peninsular@novarahotels.com · www.novarahotels.com

Rooms: 47 Open: All the year round

Situated right in Girona’s historical and commercial centre, just a few metres from the Rambla, the Cathedral, the Arab Baths, etc., only 250 metres from the station and 15 minutes from Girona-Costa Brava Airport. An establishment with over 150 years of history

behind it, with 47 modernised rooms (TV, telephone, safe, ADSL, dryer), a loading/unloading zone outside the hotel doorway, nearby car park and rooms with capacity for up to 85 people. A delightful family-run hotel.

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Tourist apartments

Tourist apartments Corredor Mató C. de la Riera, 6 · 17212 Tamariu Tel. +34 972 620 016 · Fax +34 972 620 012 agencia@corredormato.com · www.corredormato.com

Right at the heart of the Costa Brava, the Corredor Mató Estate Agent offers you professional dealings and some of the finest properties available to rent or to buy. We have a wide range, from apartments on the seafront to

wonderful villas with private pool fully equipped with all services. They can be rented by days, weeks, months or for the entire season.

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Transfers

Transfers Taxis Costa Brava Taxis - Minibuses - Coaches C. de Lluís Companys, 4, local 1 · 17200 Palafrugell Tel. +34 972 612 222 · Fax +34 972 306 157 Mobile phone +34 659 936 772

tcbtcb@taxis-costabrava.com www.taxis-costabrava.com

Balliu

Taxis - Minibuses - Coaches C. de Sant Esteve, 9 · 17455 Caldes de Malavella Tel. +34 972 470 937 · Fax +34 972 472 630 Mobile phone + 34 606 390 599 (Mr. Salvador Balliu) Mobile phone +34 609 383 999 (Mr. Miquel Balliu)

info@balliusl.com www.balliusl.com

Sarfa

Taxis - Minibuses - Coaches Polígon Industrial Riera d’Esclanyà C. del Mas Resplandis, 6-8 · 17255 Begur Tel. +34 972300262 · Fax +34 972300039

comercial@sarfa.es www.sarfa.com

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»» It is advisable to reserve your starting time well in advance, as in this way it is easier to obtain the time you prefer.

»» During the spring and summer, players are strongly advised to wear a sun hat, use a good sun cream and to take something to eat and drink.

»» It is also advisable to reserve buggies well in advance.

»» The companies mentioned in this publication are recommended by us.

Book your tee times online at www.golf.costabrava.org

Recommendations

»» It is advisable to arrive at the golf club at least 30 minutes before the reserved starting time. »» It is compulsory to present your handicap certificate or equivalent to the golf course reception in order to play.

Temperatures Temperatures in the Costa Brava and Pirineu de Girona January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Year

ºC

13.9

14.2

16.2

17.9

21.2

24.5

27.5

27.5

25.1

21.1

15.9

13.9

19.9

ºF

57.0

57.6

61.2

64.2

70.2

76.1

81.5

81.5

77.2

70.0

60.6

57.0

67.9

Moderate variations in weather, generally with sunshine and mild, pleasant temperatures, make up the climate of this radiant, colourful region called the Costa

Brava and Pirineu de Girona. This climate makes it possible to play golf all year round.


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Culture

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Pere de Rodes and Ripoll, whose stones speak to us of a thousand years of life and culture. In recent years, through the eyes of artists, especially the masterly Salvador Dalí, we have discovered a new vision of our surroundings, both cultural and scenic, portrayed in priceless creations. Today, the Dalí Triangle, consisting of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Gala Dalí Castle-Museum in Púbol and the Dalí HouseMuseum in Portlligat, allows us to take this almost metaphysical journey through a world of tormented nature and idyllic, unique settings. Apart from the Dalí spaces, there are over 55 museums and 550 historic buildings to admire.

From the Middle Ages we have exceptional works of architecture like the monasteries of Sant Pere de Rodes and Ripoll, whose stones speak to us of a thousand years of life and culture.

Culture Speaking of culture in the Costa Brava and the Pirineu de Girona means going back to the dawn of civilisation. Starting our journey in the very earliest of times, we find megalithic monuments in the Albera and the Gavarres hills, prehistoric caves in Serinyà, the ancient Iberian settlement of Ullastret, and Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Modernist buildings in all of the itineraries. Our coast was visited and inhabited, especially for commercial purposes, by the Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, who not only left their imprint here but built towns like Empúries, where today we can follow the footsteps of those ancient visitors. From the Middle Ages we have exceptional works of architecture like the monasteries of Sant


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style cooking that is very closely linked to traditional roots. If we spoke in the previous section about culture that can be seen, our cui-sine might be viewed as a culture that can be experienced and enjoyed. Its high professional standards mean that behind every restaurant door you will find an excellent culinary experience, with first-class establishments on the international scale.

Each restaurant offers an excellent dining experience.

Cuisine Defining what is or isn’t culture is a virtually impossible task. The relationship between culture and cuisine is almost innate, to the point that Salvador Dalí once said, “Art will either be edible or it will not exist”. The cultural side that cuisine represents in our society is experiencing a veritable renaissance, with such notable innovators as Ferran Adrià, among others. Even so, our gastronomy is multiple and varied, and is based on an honest, home-


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Directory

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Club de Golf Camprodon CAMPRODON Tel. +34 972 130 125 · Fax +34 972 130 125 info@golfcamprodon.es www.golfcamprodon.es

Fontanals Golf ALP Tel. +34 972 144 374 · Fax +34 972 890 856 info@fontanalsgolf.com www.fontanalsgolf.com

Mas Pagès Golf (Golf and P&P) SANT ESTEVE DE GUIALBES Tel. +34 972 561 001 · Fax +34 972 561 045 maspages@maspages.com www.maspages.com

Club de Golf Costa Brava SANTA CRISTINA D’ARO Tel. +34 972 837 055 · Fax +34 972 837 272 info@golfcostabrava.com www.golfcostabrava.com

Golf Girona SANT JULIÀ DE RAMIS Tel. +34 972 171 641 · Fax +34 972 171 682 golfgirona@golfgirona.com www.golfgirona.com

PGA Golf Catalunya CALDES DE MALAVELLA Tel. +34 972 472 577 · Fax +34 972 470 493 info@pgacatalunya.com www.pgacatalunya.com

Club de Golf Peralada PERALADA Tel. +34 972 538 287 · Fax +34 972 538 236 casa.club@golfperalada.com www.golfperalada.com

Golf Platja de Pals PALS Tel. +34 972 667 739 · Fax +34 972 636 799 info@golfplatjadepals.com www.golfplatjadepals.com

Reial Club de Golf de Cerdanya PUIGCERDÀ Tel. +34 972 141 408 · Fax +34 972 141 040 info@rcgcerdanya.com www.rcgcerdanya.com

Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou PLATJA D’ARO Tel. +34 972 826 900 · Fax +34 972 826 906 info@golfdaro.com www.golfdaro.com

Golf Sant Marc (Executive Course) PUIGCERDÀ Tel. +34 972 883 411 · Fax +34 972 141 236 golf@santmarc.es www.golfsantmarc.es

Torremirona Golf Club NAVATA Tel. +34 972 553 737 · Fax +34 972 553 716 golf@torremirona.com www.torremirona.com

Empordà Golf GUALTA Tel. +34 972 760 450 · Fax +34 972 757 100 info@empordagolf.com www.empordagolf.com

Golf Serres de Pals PALS Tel. +34 972 637 375 · Fax +34 972 667 447 info@golfserresdepals.com www.golfserresdepals.com

Golf course directory


Golf

Directory

Pitch & putt directory Lloret Papalús Golf Pitch & Putt LLORET DE MAR Tel. and fax +34 972 360 314 golfpapalus@telefonica.net Mas Pagès Golf (P&P and Par 3) SANT ESTEVE DE GUIALBES Tel. +34 972 561 001 · Fax +34 972 561 045 maspages@maspages.com www.maspages.com Par 3 Pitch & Putt Gualta GUALTA Tel. +34 972 760 338 · Fax +34 972 758 798 info@gualta.com · www.gualta.com Pitch & Putt Castelló-Empuriabrava CASTELLÓ D’EMPÚRIES Tel. and fax +34 972 156 210 golfcastello@telefonica.net Pitch & Putt Mas Nou PLATJA D’ARO Tel. +34 972 826 900 · +34 972 816 727 Fax +34 972 826 906 info@golfdaro.com www.golfdaro.com

Pitch & Putt Fornells FORNELLS DE LA SELVA Tel. +34 972 476 672 · Fax +34 972 476 583 info@pitchandputtfornells.cat www.pitchandputtfornells.cat Pitch & Putt Franciac CALDES DE MALAVELLA Tel. +34 972 471 028 · Fax +34 972 842 828 info@golffranciac.com www.golffranciac.com Pitch & Putt Peralada PERALADA Tel. +34 972 538 287 · Fax +34 972 538 236 casa.club@golfperalada.com www.golfperalada.com Pitch & Putt Platja d’Aro PLATJA D’ARO (LES SUREDES) Tel. +34 972 819 820 · Fax +34 972 828 625 pitch@cdgir.com Pitch & Putt Can Pascual ARBÚCIES Tel. and fax +34 972 162 060 info@pitchandputtcanpascual.com www.pitchandputtcanpascual.com

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Pitch & Putt

Map Main attractions 1

Music Festivals of Torroella de Montgrí and Peralada

1

P&P Peralada

Coves of Begur and Palafrugell and Sant Sebastià Lighthouse

2

Reial Club de Golf de Cerdanya Golf Sant Marc

15

2

16

P&P Castelló-Empuriabrava

3

La Molina-Masella

3

Fontanals Golf

17

Mas Pagès Golf (P&P and Par 3)

4

Lake of Banyoles

4

Club de Golf Camprodon

18

Par 3 P&P Gualta

5

Medieval Towns of Pals and Peratallada

5

Club de Golf Peralada

19

P&P Fornells

6

Iberian Settlement of Ullastret

6

Torremirona Golf Club

20

Pitch & Putt Franciac

7

Camprodon Valley

7

Mas Pagès Golf

21

Pitch & Putt Mas Nou

8

Valley and Sanctuary of Núria

8

Golf Girona

22

P&P Platja d’Aro

9

Vila Vella or Old Town of Tossa de Mar

9

Empordà Golf

23

Lloret Papalús Golf Pitch & Putt

10

Botanical Gardens of La Selva Coast (Santa Clotilde,

10

Golf Serres de Pals

24

P&P Can Pascual

Pinya de Rosa and Marimurtra)

11

Golf Platja de Pals

11

Old Town of Girona

12

PGA Golf Catalunya

12

Pottery of La Bisbal

13

Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou

13

Alta Garrotxa (Oix and Beget)

14

Club de Golf Costa Brava

14

Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park

15

Cap de Creus Natural Park

16

Sant Pere de Rodes

17

Santa Pau

18

Besalú

19

Ruins of Empúries

20

Cadaqués

21

Protected Area of the Medes Islands

22

Marshes of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park

23

Dalí Triangle (Museums of Figueres, Portlligat and Púbol)

24

Romanesque (throughout the region)

25

Cuisine «Surf and Turf» (throughout the region)


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Map legend Toll motorway National main road

Beaches of the highest quality 2010 European Union award for water quality and user service standards.

Dual carriageway Major road County road Local road Under construction Other roads River Rack railway AP-7

Motorway symbol Motorway exit

N-141 C-1141

National main road symbol

Blue Flag harbour

Cruiser EMAS Eco-Management & Audit Scheme Calonge: Sant Antoni, Torre Valentina, Es Monestri and Cala Cristus beaches Roses: Roses, Cala Montjoi, L’Almadrava, Canyelles Petites, Palangrers, La Punta, Santa Margarida beaches and Roses harbour Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Sant Feliu, Sant Pol, Canyerets, Cala del Vigatà, Cala Maset, Cala Jonca, Cala de l’Ametller and La Caleta beaches Torroella de Montgrí: Platja Gran at L’Estartit Palamós: Palamós Marina

County road symbol

C-25

Major county road symbol

C-151

New code system County boundary Railway Greenway Tunnel

“Q” Tourism Quality certificate awarded by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality Lloret de Mar: Lloret and Fenals beaches Platja d’Aro: Platja Gran Palafrugell: Llafranc and Tamariu Sant Antoni de Calonge: Torre Valentina and Sant Antoni beaches Cerdanya County: La Molina ski resort Ripollès County: Vall de Núria ski resort Garrotxa County: Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Park


Published by Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board Design and production Jmes1 Translated and revised by Link Printed by Agpograf S.A. Legal deposit Gi-651-2011 Photographers Aidan Bradley, Jordi S. Carrera, Maria Geli, Pilar Planagumà, Toni Anguera, Jordi Fernando, Antonio Garrido, Ariadna Àlvarez Photos courtesy of Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board, Vall de Núria, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation (Figueres, 2011), Palamós Town Council Tourism Area, Catalan Tourism Agency


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