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PGA Catalunya Resort Set amongst the imposing hills of the snow-capped Pyrenees lies the much celebrated PGA Catalunya Resort, on Catalonia’s Costa Brava coastline. The PGA Catalunya golf course has been voted one of the ten best golf courses in Europe by Golf World magazine, one of the many accolades and rewards that has been bestowed on this stunning course. It truly is a stunning place with the Pyrenees as a backdrop, which only adds to the magic. The PGA Catalunya Stadium course is set on undulating land with evergreens, oak trees and heather lining its perfect fairways. It is a technical course which suits professionals and amateurs of a good standard and boasts some truly spectacular holes. Opened in 2005, the Tour Course has been planned and laid in the same meticulous way as the championship course but offers wider fairways and larger greens. Extensive practise facilities include the Sergio Garcia Junior Academy, a superb collaboration in conjunction with The Sergio Garcia Foundation to “train the next elite golfers and to make golf more accessible to children”. The Resort also boasts the luxury 4-star Meliá Golf Vichy Catalan hotel. PGA Catalunya hosted the Spanish Open in 2000, 2009 and again in 2014. The perfect venue for hosting prestigious tournaments, Spain proudly announced Catalunya as their destination candidate to host The 2022 Ryder Cup – with PGA Catalunya Resort chosen as the proposed stage for golf’s biggest confrontation between Europe and the United States. This is a fitting acknowledgement for the resort which was recently awarded European Golf Resort of the Year 2015. 29