PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness will welcome elite competition for the first time since its major investment on and off the golf course when the European Amateur Team Championship begins on July 6.
The Girona-based resort recently opened a state-of-the-art €5million Wellness Centre, complete with innovative facilities offering golfers, residents and guests an array of physical and emotional wellbeing experiences.
That followed significant work to the resort’s award-winning Stadium Course over the winter, which included the remodelling of the par-4 10th hole, new cart paths and extensive manicuring to take the renowned layout to another level.
David Plana, CEO of PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming some of the world’s best amateurs this summer from 15 different countries for a prestigious event which has a long, rich history. The Stadium Course is in the best condition we have ever seen it, and it’s sure to provide a test that’s as enjoyable to play as it is challenging.
“When not on the course we hope the players and visitors can enjoy the other wonderful aspects of PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness. Whether it’s a walk among our beautiful pine forests or a visit to our new Wellness Centre, we have everything needed to switch off and relax.”
Dirk Delfortrie, Director of Golf at PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness, added: “We’ve invested heavily in the Stadium Course with money, time and effort, installing new buggy paths, rerouting the 10th hole and developing an intensive manicuring system – all of which have taken it to another level. The greens are immaculate – they’ve been running at 12 on the stimpmeter since February and we intend to keep them that speed all year.”
PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness has long recognised the intrinsic link between golf and wellbeing and, especially since the pandemic, provides a haven for golfers and guests to spend precious time outdoors, enjoying nature.
The new Wellness Centre brings the outside in to its 1,000m² space, comprising nine treatment rooms, gym and yoga studios and thermal and water facilities set among areas that reflect gardens, forest clearings and waterfalls.
The resort is well versed in elite golf tournaments, having hosted the Open de España (2009 and 2014), the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage (2008-2016) and the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic (2019).
The Stadium Course, with its exhilarating elevated tee shots, and its sister course, the Tour Course, are both designed to offer benefits beyond the euphoria of a well-struck shot. Both courses are also GEO Certified – golf’s international ecolabel – and benefit from the expertise of a full-time biologist.
In addition, the European Tour Destination boasts one of the best practice facilities in Europe in The Golf Hub, which combines best-in-class performance golf technology and coaching with the fun-for-all enjoyment of a Toptracer gaming range. It is also home to the Sergio Garcia Junior Academy.