Real (Royal) Club de Golf El Prat (Amarillo course)


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   Real (Royal) Club de Golf El Prat (Amarillo course) Est. 1912

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Real (Royal) Club de Golf El Prat (Amarillo course): Like its sister course, the Rosa, or any other colour combination of El Prat's five 9-hole loops, the Amarillo course is a joy to play, notwithstanding its manifest difficulties and challenges. This afterall is a layout designed for top level championship golf ( ... but playable from any one of seven sets of tees).

The Amarillo (Yellow) course at Royal El Prat comprises the "Piscina" and "Abajo" nines. Apart from at the tree-lined par-5 16th, Greg Norman has opted for an open-terrain, links-style layout, embracing every manner of bunkering, and copious amounts of it. The ground has been left intentionally "rough" and uncultivated between the fairways, although someone no doubt tends to the areas of wheat, growing in the larger "waste areas". Excellent greens, complete with testing run-off areas, are where your score can be made or broken.

The scenery beyond the course (not quite as captivating as on the Rosa layout) comprises mainly rural landscapes, a splendid castle-topped mountain, the Hospital de Terrassa, and a scattering of electricity pylons. On the course there is plenty to hold your undivided attention, especially from the golfing standpoint.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The 18th is a wonderful 426-metre par-4 finishing hole and one of the hardest on the course. This long, uphill hole demands a good drive that should hug the right side of the fairway. This leaves a long iron approach to a long green guarded by a large rightside bunker and a hollow to the left.

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Making Contact

Real Club de Golf El Prat
Plans de Bonvilar 17,
Terrassa, Barcelona 82227
Spain
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Office   +34 937 28 10 00
Pro Shop   +34 937 28 10 00
Fax

  +34 937 28 10 10

Email   rcgep@rcgep.com
Website   www.rcgep.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland (links-style)
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and woodland.
 
Designer: Greg Norman designed the current courses at El Prat in 2003.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6673 6723 5131
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.5 70.5 72.7
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Amarillo (Yellow) course, comprising the Piscina and Abajo nines. Also at Real El Prat is the 18-hole Rosa (Pink) course (par-72, 6,465 metres from back tees, comprises the Arriba and Bosque nines), and a further nine additional holes (Valles nine).
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How2Get There?

24 km NW of Barcelona
From the AP-7 motorway NE of Barcelona take exit 21 (Sabadell/Manresa) and follow the C-58 direction Terrassa/Sabadell. From the C-58 take exit 16 (St Quirze/Sabadell Norte). After exit ramp follow direction Terrassa. After o.9 km at (complicated) roundabout, take third exit direction Mercavalles (a small side road off the roundabout). After o.5 km turn right direction RCG El Prat. After 2.1 km (ignore El Valles Golf) turn left into RCG El Prat.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in peak season (April thru' mid-May and Oct): weekdays €114; weekends (am) €228. High season: March, end-May and Sept: weekdays €105; weekends (am) €228. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; a limited number of visitors are welcome on weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Barcelona Golf Club was originally established in 1912 in Pedralbes, just outside the city centre. The club was the initiative of some amateur golfers ... members of Barcelona’s nobility. Several years later King Alfonso XIII of Spain conferred the Royal prefix on the club.

In 1954, as a consequence of the city's expansion, the club was forced to move to a new location between El Prat de Llobregat and the sea; here the club adopted the name Real Club de Golf El Prat ("RCGP"). The golf course at El Prat de Llobregat was eventually consumed by the ever-expanding Barcelona airport, forcing the club to move again in 2001. The airport's new runways buried many of the fairways ( ... evidence of which can be seen just southeast of the airport).

Real El Prat has hosted numerous top level national and international competitions, and is a regular venue for the Spanish Open Championship (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >El Prat).

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 16th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (41.572202)
Longitude: (2.055752)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

La Mola Hotel & Conf Centre 4-star
Cami dels Plans de Can Bonvilar s/n, Terrassa 08227.
+34 93 736 7267
www.lamola.es

The 4-star La Mola Hotel is surrounded by the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac and 45 holes of golf at the Real Club de Golf El Prat. Boasting 185 guest rooms, three bars, restaurant, spa, infinity pool, steam baths and a fitness centre, La Mola is an oasis of calm and tranquility located just 25 minutes from Barcelona.

Golf at this hotel Royal El Prat (Rosa and Amarillo courses)
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Hotel Don Candido (Terrassa) 4-star
Rambleta Pare Alegre 98, 08224 Terrassa, Barcelona.
+34 93 733 33 00
www.hoteldoncandido.com

The 110-room Hotel Don Cándido is located in the city of Terrassa, 25 minutes' drive from Barcelona. The air-conditioned rooms are complemented by spa facilities, a gym and sauna, restaurant, bar and free wi-fi.

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