Golf de Pals adds some modern touches to tradition

11 January 2021

Costa Brava’s oldest golf club – Golf de Pals – has been given a fresh makeover as part of a €250,000 investment.

After becoming the first course in the region in 1966, Golf de Pals has hosted several national and international competitions, including the first Spanish Open on the European Tour in 1972.

As the venue for the Spanish Amateur Championships (1970, 1994 and 2002), Women’s Amateur Championships (2000 and 2010) and the Spanish Professional Championships in 1984 and 2002, the course has become a firm favourite, especially for its attention to accuracy and strategy.

Winding its way through woodland, it’s not always obvious that the golf course enjoys direct access to the Beach & Golf Resort La Costa and is the only resort on the Costa Brava with direct access to the sea.

But while its traditions have been recognised recently with the award of the 2020 Plaque of Merit in Golf by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, there is now an extra fresh feel with a brand new pro shop and some key improvements to the course.

Around €100,000 was spent on the new pro shop to improve the retail experience and there was also significant investment in replacement tee areas and irrigation updates, to take the maintenance standards to a new level too.

A spokesperson for Golf Costa Brava said: “Although we are proud of Golf de Pals and its long history dating back to the 1960s, it shows it is a club which is also keen to add some modern touches too.

“It is always the aim to find improvements – not only on the course, but also with other facilities. These are important projects and have ensures that the club remains as popular as ever to our members and guests.”

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The Costa Brava Tourist Board offers golfers the opportunity to enjoy outstanding golf all year-round in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt natural environments in Spain and Southern Europe.

Situated 100 kilometres north of Barcelona in a region nestling between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the waters of the Mediterranean, the Costa Brava boasts an array of first-class golf experiences, and the association features seven golf clubs and nine varied 18-hole layouts from some of the game’s most well-known and accomplished designers, as well as a highly-rated par-three course.

The golf clubs in the Costa Brava-Empordà Golf Course Association are:
- Club Golf d’Aro Mas Nou (
- Club de Golf Costa Brava (
- Empordà Golf (Forest and Links courses) (
- Club de Golf Peralada Golf (
- PGA Catalunya (Stadium and Tour courses) (
- Golf de Pals (
- Torremirona Golf Club (
- Gualta Par Three (

The coastal region of the province of Girona, the Costa Brava (which translates as “wild coast” in English) features of 214 km of spectacular and captivating coastline running between Blanes in the south and the French border in the north.

One of Catalonia’s principal tourist centres, the area enjoys average annual temperatures of 16.5Cᵒ has everything needed for an unforgettable stay; from outstanding nature, beaches and forests to unforgettable culture, history, gastronomy and art, many of which enjoy international recognition.

The most well-known towns and cities in the Costa Brava and the province of Girona include the historical city of Girona, Figueres – the home town of famous Catalan artist Salvador Dalí – Olot, Banyoles, Blanes, Platja d’Aro, Pals, Peralada, Lloret de Mar, Cadaqués, Tossa de Mar and Peratallada.

The Costa Brava and its golf courses are easily accessible from the UK and Europe with regular flights operating from across the continent into the three main airports serving the region – Girona (in the centre), Barcelona (one hour’s drive to the south) and Perpignan (to the north).

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Mireia Planas - Sales Manager
Golf de Pals
Tel: +34 0034 618620376