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

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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
Barcelona
Norman, Greg

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Visitors welcome

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Barcelona

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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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

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Barcelona

Designer

Jose Marie Olazabal

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

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Girona

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Fred Hawtree

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

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Girona

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Ramon Espinosa

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

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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

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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
Coles & Gallardo

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Visitors welcome

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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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Girona

Designer

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

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

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Girona

Designer

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

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Girona

Designer

Jorge Soler

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

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Girona

Designer

Javier Arana designed the first nine-holes (1942) and subsequent extension to 27-holes (1948).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tarragona
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Tarragona

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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

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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
Tarragona
Green Project

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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.

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