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PGA Catalunya (Tour) Girona » PGA Catalunya (Stadium) The PGA de Cwatalunya golf course on Catalonia’s Costa Brava has been voted one of the ten best golf courses in Europe. It truly is a stunning course with the Pyrenees as a backdrop, which only adds to the magic. PGA Catalunya Golf Course was designed by Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo and after only opening at the end of 1998, has already hosted the Sarazen World Open in 1999 and the Spanish Open in 2000, the only course to host two European Tour events within 10 months of opening. In November 2008 the finals of the European Tour Qualifying School were held on both the Stadium and Tour Courses and nine years later history was repeated when the PGA Catalunya once again held the Spanish Open (Open de España) in April 2009. Girona » PGA Catalunya (Tour) October 2005 saw the opening of the new Tour Course at the PGA de Catalunya. The course has been planned and laid in the same meticulous way as the championship course but offers wider fairways and larger greens. The new course has given the PGA de Catalunya new impetus, offering golfers of all levels the chance to play on one of the best and most beautiful courses in Europe. The PGA Catalunya has now also opened its newly refurbished and extended clubhouse and offers all the services you would expect from such a prestigious course. 104 Girona » Empordá (Forest) Robert von Hagge, the world renowed articect of over 250 courses, including Doral in Miami, made his stamp at Empordà Golf. At this resort, he has managed to improve an already stellar setting by creating a technically perfect course that allows for a wide variety of swings and techniques. Emporda Golf Club is actually a combination of four, nine hole courses, which have been combined to form two distinct 18 holes. Emporda Forest Course is immersed in Mediterranean pine typical of the area and the third nine are again protected by them, ideal protection for those days when the Tramontana decides to blow. Considered one of the best courses in Catalonia, Emporda Golf is also one of the PGA European Tour Qualifying Schools. Girona » Empordá (Links) The Emporda Golf Resort, which is located in the most beautiful part of the Costa Brava, enjoys a privileged location just one and a half hours from Barcelona, thirty minutes from Girona and its airport, and fifteen minutes from the best beaches on the Costa Brava. Emporda boasts fantastic facilities with 36-holes of golf, a hotel, a spa and a golf school. Emporda Golf Club is actually a combination of four 9-hole courses, which have been cleverly constructed in such a way that they provide two distinct 18 forms of layout. The first 18 holes are of a links type with lakes that act like a magnet to any wayward shots. The natural contours and dunes provide many interesting lies, which can play havoc when the wind is blowing.