Best golf courses: Spain - Catalonia

Catalonia has a gentle, Mediterranean climate and a natural setting that combines the beauty of mountain landscapes with the bright light of beaches. You'll find top golf courses right beside the sea, in the foothills, surrounded by woods and in the middle of plains.

Make the most out of your golf trip to Catalonia. Look up the location of the golf courses on the map; it will help you with your planning to play the best during your vacation. To each golf course visited we have applied a rating. The scale, 5 (highest) to 2 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. Hover your on-screen mouse pointer above the rating key hereafter to read our definitions.


4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tarragona
Green Project

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tarragona

Designer

Hills course designed by Green Project (Alfonso Vidaor and Magí Sardà).
Lakes course and Ruins course (nine-hole): designed by Greg Norman.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Robert von Hagge designed the Blue, Green and Yellow nines (1990), and Red-nine (2004).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Coles & Gallardo

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Both Camiral's courses were designed by Neil Coles & Angel Gallardo: Stadium course (1999), Tour course (2005).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Barcelona
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barcelona

Designer

Greg Norman designed the Rosa and Amarillo courses when El Prat relocated to this site in 2003.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Espinosa, Ramon

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Ramon Espinosa

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tarragona
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tarragona

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tarragona
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tarragona

Designer

Lakes course and Ruins course (nine-hole): designed by Greg Norman.
Hills course designed by Green Project (Alfonso Vidaor and Magí Sardà).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Soler, Jorge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Jorge Soler

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Arana, Javier

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Javier Arana designed the first nine-holes (1942) and subsequent extension to 27-holes (1948).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Coles & Gallardo

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Both Camiral's courses were designed by Neil Coles & Angel Gallardo: Stadium course (1999), Tour course (2005).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Robert von Hagge designed the Blue, Green and Yellow nines (1990), and Red-nine (2004).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Barcelona
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barcelona

Designer

Greg Norman designed the Rosa and Amarillo courses when El Prat relocated to this site in 2003.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Hawtree, Fred

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Fred Hawtree

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Girona
Stutt, Hamilton

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

Hamilton Stutt & Co

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Barcelona
Simpson, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barcelona

Designer

Original design by Tom Simpson, with later modifications by Fred W. Hawtree, and most recently by Manuel Pinero & Jim Fazio and by Tom Mackenzie & Martin Ebert.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Barcelona
Olazabal, Jose Marie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barcelona

Designer

Jose Marie Olazabal

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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