Lucas Fox’s guide to the Costa Brava’s top golf courses as well as some fabulous Costa Brava properties for lovers of the sport
The Costa Brava is blessed with some truly magnificent golf courses, the majority of which were previously unrecognised in official rankings. In recent years however, many of its courses have been regarded as being top European contenders, most notably the PGA Catalunya and Empordà Golf courses. It is not surprising then that the region is becoming an increasingly popular spot for golfers of all levels who can combine their passion for the sport whilst holidaying in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.
“Recognition of the Costa Brava as a leading golf destination is long overdue. The area boasts some truly outstanding golf courses such as PGA Catalunya and Empordà Golf, and has rightly been given the accolade as one of the world’s top emerging golf destinations. Not only can lovers of golf enjoy the sport within a spectacular setting and superb year-round climate, they can also enjoy some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches, some fantastic historical sites and numerous Michelin starred restaurants in the region.”
— Tom Maidment, Partner Lucas Fox Costa Brava
Around Platja d’Aro, S’Agaró and Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Club Golf d’Aro
Built high on a hilltop above the coastal town of Platja d’Aro, Club Golf d’Aro or Mas Nou Golf Club (18 holes, Par 72) is located in a spectacular setting with panoramic views over the surrounding coast and landscape. Designed by architect Ramón Espinosa, it is a challenging course with water hazards and stategically placed bunkers. The club has hosted several European Ladies Tour events. There is also a 9-hole pitch and putt course.
Club de Golf Costa Brava
The Costa Brava Golf Club (18 holes, Par 70) is located a short distance from the fabulous beaches of Platja d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The first 9 holes, surrounded by pine and cork oak forests, differ from the other 9 which are located on flat, wide fairways. The clubhouse is a spectacular 19th Century masia (country house).
Luxury, 5-bedroom property for sale in a sought-after residential golf estate close to the beaches of the Costa Brava
Golf property, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Size 500m² (5,381ft²)
Plot Size 1,950m² (20,989ft²)
This beautiful, 5-bedroom property is located on the Costa Brava’s oldest golf course, Golf Costa Brava, in Santa Cristina d’Aro, just a few kilometres from the beach. The property measures 500m² and is set on a plot of 2,000m² with a lawned garden and a 10m x 5m swimming pool.
Superbly renovated, 5-bedroom golf property for sale overlooking the 9th fairway of the prestigious Club de Golf Costa Brava
Golf property, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Size 335m² (3,605ft²)
Plot Size 1,868m² (20,106ft²)
This beautifully presented, first line, golf property is situated in a prime location on the prestigious Club de Golf Costa Brava estate in Santa Cristina d’Aro, just a few minutes’ drive from some of the best beaches of the Costa Brava, including Sant Pol and Sa Conca in S’Agaró.
Attractive 4-bedroom property for sale on a double plot, with beautiful gardens and excellent countryside views from its elevated position
House / Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Size 293m² (3,153ft²)
Plot Size 3,454m² (37,178ft²)
This attractive 4-bedroom house for sale is situated in a quiet residential area of the Club de Golf Costa Brava estate, just 1km from Santa Cristina and 5km from Sant Feliu de Guíxols with its beach, restaurants and amenities. The house is positioned on a large plot of 1,780m² and benefits from an adjacent plot of a further 1,780m² that can either be used to build another house, should it be desired, or remain as it is to ensure surrounding privacy.
Considered one of the best courses in Catalunya, Empordà Golf (Links course, 18 holes, Par 71; Forest course, 18 holes, Par 73) also plays host to one of the PGA European Tour Qualifying Schools. With top practice facilities, Empordà boasts four 9-hole courses, which have been combined to form two distinct 18-hole courses. The first 18 holes are a links style course with lakes, dunes and extensive bunkers. The second 18 are immersed in Mediterranean pines, typical of the area.
Golf Platja de Pals
Founded in 1966, the Platja de Pals Golf Club (18 holes, Par 73) runs parallel with the beautiful Pals beach and is surrounded by dense green pine forests. In 1972 it hosted the Spanish Open. Since then the course has been considered one of the finest in Spain, thanks to its design and construction, and it has been the venue of numerous international competitions.
Serres de Pals
Founded in 2000, the Serres de Pals Golf Club (18 holes) was designed by Ramón Espinosa. It is set in rambling agricultural land and boasts beautiful views. The course offers a challenge to golfers of all levels as it is composed of three distinct areas with smooth hilltops, pine tree forests and fairways between lakes.
5-bedroom, first line, golf villa for sale on the Platja de Pals golf course, within a few minutes’ drive of Pals beach
Golf property, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Size 310m² (3,336ft²)
Plot Size 2,058m² (22,152ft²)
Constructed in 1980, this first line property would make an ideal holiday home, being just a few minutes’ walk to the beach and golf course. There is also a tennis club just a few minutes away, supermarkets at a short drive and some of the most sought-after and picturesque coves and bays of the Costa Brava, including Aiguablava, Sa Tuna, Llafranc and Calella, all within a 20 minute drive.
Golf Club Peralada
The Peralada course (18 + 9 holes, Par 71) is one of the region’s most beautiful golf courses, attracting players of all levels. This course forms part of the Peralada Golf Resort and also boasts a Golf School. Within the casino/castle there is a renowned wine spa.
TorreMirona Golf & Spa Resort
The TorreMirona Golf & Spa Resort (18 holes, Par 72) is situated a few kilometres from Figueres in a spectacular natural setting with the Pyrenees as a backdrop. Immaculately maintained throughout the year, it offers the golfer spectacular views and a challenging course. The club also boasts a prestigious Golf Academy with three practice holes.
Golf Villa with a swimming pool for sale, situated on a luxury complex with magnificent views over the golf course, Pyrenees and countryside
Golf property, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Size 295m² (3,175ft²)
Plot Size 1,777m² (19,127ft²)
This immaculate golf villa was built in 2002 and is located in one of the best spots of the luxury TorreMirona Golf & Spa Resort with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, the golf course and its beautiful lake. The property measures 295m² and is set on a plot of 1,777m². It offers a unique opportunity for a buyer to take advantage of the superb amenities provided within this luxurious Golf & Spa complex.
Founded in in 1992 and designed by FG Hawtree, the Girona Golf Club (18 holes, Par 72) is immaculately maintained and is the only course in Spain sown with ‘Pencross Grass’. It relies on the natural lie of the land to give it its elegant features, providing a challenge for golfers of all levels.The Girona Golf course has a beautiful clubhouse built of natural stone, blending in perfectly with its surroundings.
With the Pyrenees as a backdrop, PGA Catalunya (Stadium and Tour courses, both 18 holes, Par 72) is home to two truly stunning golf courses. The Stadium course was designed by Spanish golf legend Ángel Gallardo and Ryder Cup star Neil Coles and opened at the end of 1998. It has already hosted a number of top golf events including the Spanish Open in 2000 and 2009 and the PGA European Tour Qualifying School Finals. The Stadium course has received a steady stream of accolades since its inauguration and was recently voted the Number One Course in Spain in an influential new ranking of Spanish golf courses.
First line, new build, golf property for sale, situated on the exclusive PGA Catalunya golf resort, close to the city of Girona and its international airport and only 25km from the coast
House / Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Size 300m² (3,229ft²)
Plot Size 1,627m² (17,512ft²)
This 300m² villa enjoys views overlooking the fairway and offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and high quality finishes throughout, including underfloor heating, a Bulthaup kitchen and a wonderful infinity swimming pool which spans the length of the property.
Contemporary design, semi-detached, golf properties for sale, sitauted on the prestigious PGA Catalunya golf resort, near Girona city and the beaches of the Costa Brava
Prices from €695,000
Golf property, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Size 200m² (2,152ft²)
Plot Size 600m² (6,458ft²)
Designed by the renowned Barcelona architects, Damian and Francisco Ribas, these contemporary, semi-detached villas for sale feature wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that open the living and dining spaces onto expansive terraces and private gardens. A beautifully landscaped communal garden is connected to each rear garden, featuring a swimming pool, a children’s pool and a sun terrace.
Superb 1, 2 and 3-bedroom golf apartments for sale overlooking the 18th fairway of Spain’s premier golf resort
Prices from €365,000
Golf property, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Size 86m² (925ft²)
Plot Size 104m² (1,119ft²)
Superb 1, 2 and 3-bedroom golf apartments for sale, ideally situated in the heart of Spain’s premier golf resort, PGA Catalunya, near Girona and the beaches of the Costa Brava. A perfect blend of contemporary living, luxury lifestyle and everyday convenience, these exclusive residences are ideal as a holiday home, a primary residence or a rental investment.
Stunning, 3-bedroom, new build, golf villa for sale on the exclusive PGA Catalunya golf resort, near Girona city and the beaches of the Costa Brava
House / Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Size 180m² (1,937ft²)
Plot Size 1,090m² (11,732ft²)
This 3-bedroom, eco-friendly, new build villa is situated on Spain’s leading golf course, PGA Catalunya. It has been built using sustainable materials and boasts a beautiful, landscaped garden with an infinity pool. The property is distributed over a single floor and features spectacular, panoramic windows with stunning views.
For more information on the above properties or any other property for sale on the Costa Brava please contact Tom Maidment at the Lucas Fox Alella office:
+34 648 092 334