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Costa Brava Tourism & Golf The province of Girona is located in north-eastern Spain. It’s coastline is known as Costa Brava, one of the most beautiful areas of Catalonia and probably the whole of Spain. Its coast is lapped by the crystal waters of the Mediterranean and its interior overlooked by the spectacular and mighty Pyrenees. This area has been a mecca for tourists since its tourism boom in the 1950s. Girona benefits from a combination of a very good summer climate, 60km of coastline, natural beauty and excellent beaches. It is often effected by winds coming off the Pyrenees, keep the city cool in hot summer temperatures. The town’s airport which is located 10km away has become a tremendous asset to the town, as a wide range of scheduled f lights bring holidaymakers to this part of Catalonia. Costa Brava has been welcoming golfers for many years – and is widely regarded as one of the finest golf destinations in Europe. PGA Catalunya has two excellent golf courses The Tour Course and the Stadium course – which has been voted one of the ten best golf courses in Europe by Golf World magazine. It truly is a stunning place with the Pyrenees as a backdrop, which only adds to the magic. Emporda Resort also boasts 36-holes (Links Course and Forest Course) with a hotel, a spa and a golf school. Torremirona is another stunning golf and spa resort – a championship course that’s situated a few kilometers from Figueres and a stone’s throw of the Costa Brava. Built high above the resort of ‘Platja d’Aro’ in a spectacular setting with panoramic views is Club de Golf D’Aro - Mas Nou. 21