Hotel Alga and Apartamentos Arrels d’Empordà enjoy a privileged location for golf lovers, just 20 minutes from the best golf courses on the Costa Brava. Our hotels offer special rates for the green fees at PGA Golf Catalunya, Club Golf d’Aro, Golf Platja de Pals and Empordà Golf.
We book the tee times, offer a storage room for the golf clubs and our bookings department can organise anything for you, from transfers to bookings at nearby restaurants, museums or wine cellars, in order to make your golf trip an unforgettable experience. Check our golf packages and special group rates.
Located in the heart of the Costa Brava, Empordà Golf has 36 holes distributed throughout 2 18-hole courses that can be combined in 6 courses: Empordà Links, which goes through lakes, dunes and bunkers like the great Scottish courses; Empordà Forest, a Mediterranean-style course between pine trees and lakes.
Designed by Robert Von Hagge, it’s a technically perfect course that allows for a wide range of shots and techniques. Empordà Golf is considered among the 10 best golf courses in Spain and has hosted different PGA tournaments in the last 10 years.
Built among a huge pine-tree forest in front of Pals Beach, it’s the oldest golf course on the Costa Brava. It was designed by the British planner F. W. Hawtree, who created a course that would thrill all kinds of players, from amateurs to experienced ones. The first holes require precision, with short distances, narrow fairways, slight doglegs, deep bunkers that protect the greens and century-old pine trees that surround the fairways. After Hole 12, the distances are longer and offer a more continental style, with wider fairways and larger greens.
The course has 5 par-5s, 9 par-4s and 4 par-3s, thus being one of Catalonia’s few par-73 courses. Two lakes come into play during the round. In Hole 8, the water appears after the second stroke and follows the fairway all the way to the green. In Hole 9, the player must avoid the lake to reach the fairway and reach a flat yet small green, surrounded by deep bunkers.
Throughout its 50 years of history, Golf de Pals has hosted numerous Spanish and international professional and amateur tournaments.
Worthy of a mention is that the European Golf Tour started in Golf de Pals in 1972 with the 46th Spanish Open. This prestigious competition has only taken place in five other Catalan courses: Sant Cugat, Cerdanya, El Prat, PGA Catalunya and Vallromanes.
Club Golf d’Aro-Mas Nou, founded in 1990 and designed by the architect Ramón Espinosa, is one of the oldest golf courses on the Costa Brava, located in the heart of the Platja d’Aro coastline (Girona) between the mountains of Les Gavarres Natural Park, 985 ft. above sea level. Its fantastic location allows players to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Costa Brava. Surrounded by pine trees, cork trees, olive trees and two large artificial lakes (2,600 m3), this charming course combines quality and beauty to perfection.
Its design smoothed out the slopes so that it wouldn’t be tiring for players. It is, above all, an entertaining course thanks to the variety of its holes, demanding great precision and technique from players, especially when teeing off.