A tour for golf players in Catalonia
Golf is a sport that started practicing in the fifteenth century. Its origins come from Scotland, the entertainment that had the Scottish shepherds, who with batons beat pebbles they had to reach a target.
In Catalonia the game came later in the hand of the British and, initially, was a sport associated with the aristocracy. The first golf course in Catalonia started in 1912, in the district of Pedralbes in Barcelona and triggered the extension of these sports.
Currently, Catalunya has approximately a golf quarantine, quarantine of pitch & putt golf and a dozen mixed fields.
These range throughout the territory, with a significant concentration on the coast, especially on the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada, which stand out for their good facilities complemented with good weather make Catalonia one of the most attractive destinations for golf. Therefore, it is not unusual circuits and tournaments held great popularity throughout the year.
So, do you want to know some of the most significant and which are close to our house?
Do you swing?
"Having swing", "good grip" or "touch too the tee" are some of the most popular expressions and used in the world of golf. But often, unless you're a specialist in this sport, difficult to understand their meaning.
For I familiaricéis with some of these concepts we detail the meaning of some of the more familiar terms.
The Grip is the position adopted hands when holding the golf club. Sometimes this word is used to refer to the same stick / cane.
The Swing is the movement that occurs when you hit the golf ball and consists of the start of the coup, the stick up and down and up. And the movement takes place before hitting is what is known as the backswing.
On the Tee, this is the place from where you start the backswing. It is the support that can raise the ball and hit it more cleanly. The list of concepts is more extensive.
If you wish to know others, you can check, for example, the general dictionary of sport by TermCat and access the subject area courses.
The first golf courses
The establishment of the Barcelona Golf Club located in Pedralbes and later moved to Sant Cugat del Vallés triggered, years later, in 1927, the creation of Terramar Golf Club Sitges encouraging, too, in the second half of the 70 one significant expansion of golf courses to Catalunya.
The Golf Club of Sitges , considered one of the deans of Catalunya clubs, notable for its location, which is one of the regions enjoying better weather all year. In addition, its proximity to the town allows you to be visited by players from around the world.
The Terramar Golf Club followed the Club de Golf Cerdanya which is located in Puigcerdà . In this you can enjoy this sport combined with winter sports and hiking in summer as it is in a region protected by the Pyrenees and the Natural Park of Cadi - Moixerò.
Pals Golf Club is also one of the oldest. This was founded in 1966 and is surrounded by a unique natural area. Just as the Club de Golf Costa Brava in Santa Cristina d'Aro in 1968, which stands out for the club house which is in a nineteenth-century farmhouse. Note that this is private but admit green fees (up entry).
Golf courses on the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is a benchmark for playing golf. One of the most iconic, even European Tour is the PGA Golf de Catalunya located near the town of Caldes de Malavella and designed by two experienced golfers. This is considered, according to Golf World, one of the ten best in Europe.
The course features views of the Pyrenees and Montseny and runs through undulating terrain that stands out for its beautiful places.
Further north, near the border francocatalana, and the Alt Empordà, is the Peralada Golf. It is fully integrated into its natural environment, both for wildlife and for the flora. Thus, it was the first European golf EMAS certification regarding environmental management.
In the region of Girona Girona Golf is remarkable that his name because we sense that is very close to the city of Girona , though it is located in Sant Julia de Ramis . This is remarkable for its type of grass, which features preferred by professional golfers.
The Baix Empordà also has a golf reference, the Empordà Golf Resort. This was designed by one of the most famous American architects Robert Good Hagge. Located in the municipality of Gualta is always under the supervision of the mountain of Estartit.
... and the Costa Dorada
In the Costa Daurada also have a significant number of golf courses, including Lumine Golf Club, the Golf Club Golf Aiguesverdes and Panoràmica. Here you desta camos on the Graiera Golf Club, Club de Golf Costa Dorada Golf Club Bonmont.
The Golf Club is a field the Graiera founded in 1995 and is located in Calafell . This field integrates three large lakes in their travels.
The Costa Dorada Golf Club was the first to be installed in the demarcation of Tarragona , specifically in 1983. It is located in the municipality of El CATLLAR and notable for being located in a valley, so the routes to make are varied and immersed in nature.
Regarding Bonmont Golf Club located in Mont-Roig del Camp , it has a route that is considered one of the best in Spain and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This field also is integrated a kind of spring. Also, note that since it opened in 1990 and has hosted two editions of Open Catalunya.
Lumine Golf Club is a golfer's paradise, where everything is green, as it has up to 170 hectares dedicated to three golf courses with 45 holes newest Spain and two clubhouses.
Club de Golf Reus Aigüesverds enjoys an excellent location. The tour is in a very little wavy, which makes it an easy course to walk. A place of superb benefits, to enjoy leisure time.
Panoramic Golf, Sport & Resort is undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in Spain. It is the only professional designed by Bernhard Langer, nine times equip player and captain of the European Ryder Cup and two time winner of the Masters course.
Significant Golf Championships
These golf clubs for suitable and attractive characteristics, organize and host throughout the year in its facilities, several significant tournaments.
From the Open La Vanguardia, Copa Barcelona, ??Opens up some of Spain and Catalunya Open, among other events.
You may also be interested in: We practice golf in Catalonia | Reconnect with the Costa Brava
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