Golf de Pals
The Golf de Pals was opened in 1966 as the first ever golf course in the Costa Brava and was the home of the first Spanish Open in 1973. Since its opening, its fantastic quality has set the bar for the standard of golf of all the other golf courses in the Costa Brava. With a unique layout that offers a stern test of golf, the Golf de Pals is widely considered to be a fantastic golf course and an essential item for any golfing itinerary for a golf break in the Costa Brava.
The Golf de Pals is one of the very few golf courses in Spain that plays to a par of 73; the back nine holes on the golf course feature three par 5s! The golf course offers a stern test of golf to all of its players, measuring out to an impressive 6,263 metres. However, should golfers prefer a shorter round, then they can simply play off the red tees which only play to a length of 5,156 metres. As well as being a relatively long course of the back tees, it is tight in places too, especially on the front nine.
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Each and every golfer will find all aspects of their game challenged at the Golf de Pals with a range of strategically placed bunkers. Most of the fairways here are lined with dense forest and greenery which may appear to be aesthetically pleasing, however the prevailing sea breeze can often send your shot wayward. Aside from the trees and greenery, the main challenge at the Golf de Pals comes from the greenside and fairway bunkers which come into play at twelve holes on the golf course, all of which feature dog legs. The only water hazard on the entire golf course that comes into play is located at the ninth hole which plays to a par of three.
A signature hole at the Golf de Pals includes the final 18th hole which plays to a par of five. Here golfers must play to the perfect balance of precision and length as the hole is nearly 500 metres long and features a very narrow fairway. This hole is truly spectacular and is one to stand out long after players finish their round with a 1000 square metre green which features steep undulations and contours. In order to reach the green, players must manoeuvre their iron through large trees which close in on the fairway, leaving no space for error.