Barcelona is history, art, music… and now it is also golf. The cosmopolitan Mediterranean city is positioned as one of the most attractive golf destinations in southern Europe thanks to having 7 top-level courses.
The Real Club de Golf El Prat, Club de Golf Barcelona, Golf La Roca, Club de Golf Llavaneras, Golf Montanyà, Club de Golf Terramar and Club de Golf Vallromanes have joined forces under the Barcelona Golf Destination brand with the aim of positioning Barcelona as a golfing destination.
The partnership has designed an ambitious action plan for 2020, among which includes participating in golf trade shows, both for end customers and tour operations, a presence in different tournaments of the European Tour and organizing familiarization trips and press trips. With these steps Barcelona Golf Destination aims to attract European, Asian and American audiences.
Santiago Rosell, president of Barcelona Golf Destination, comments: “This partnership was born from the need to join forces among the golf courses close to the city of Barcelona to publicise a unique global destination for its golfing quality, cultural wealth and unparalleled environment. The union is strong and thanks to this partnership we will be able to compete on a level playing field with other golf destinations.”
The association has the support and collaboration of the Provincial Deputation of Barcelona. “Golf tourism still has a long way to go and thanks to Barcelona Golf Destination and its ambitious action plan, together with the boost of our tourist brand Barcelona is much more, we will be able to attract a high quality tourism to the destination of Barcelona,” explains Juan Luis Ruiz, Deputy Tourism Delegate.
Thanks to the alliance of these 7 golf courses, international visitors have the possibility of playing a great variety of landscapes and visiting courses that have held various Spanish Opens on the European Tour. They can also enjoy the services and modern facilities offered by the different Clubhouses.
All of this, together with an airport connected to the main cities of Europe and the rest of the world, the diverse cultural and leisure offerings of the city and a mild Mediterranean climate, places Barcelona among the most attractive emerging golf destinations in Europe.