Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain by tourists and is most famous for its architecture, culture and football. Not an area best known for its golf courses. Yet, with a milder summer climate than southern Spain and some quality golf courses, Barcelona is still an excellent place for golfers to visit. It is the perfect destination for combining Spanish culture with great golf.
Below we have listed our top 3 golf courses in Barcelona.
The Pink, combining the Arriba and Bosque nine, and Yellow, combining the Piscina and Abajo nines, are the preferred 18 hole courses. The Pink layout has hosted the Spanish Open on numerous occasions and will provide a stern test for any amateur golfer.
However, each of the nine holes have their merits and offer a variety to golfers playing here multiple times. With the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park and Sant Llorens mountain in the distance the course boasts beautiful views that will certainly leave a lasting impression. Located just a 30 minute drive from Barcelona airport El Prat is possibly the number one must-play location for golfers visiting Barcelona.
Despite not being the longest golf course it will still provide a stern test for any standard of golfer, with tree lined fairways, blind shots and tricky greens. It has previously hosted tournaments on both the men’s and ladies European Tours, which is testament to how well the original design has held up over so many years.
There are excellent practice facilities and the course is known by golfers for having greens kept in good condition. So, given it is only a short drive away if you are staying in Barcelona, Sant Cugat is well worth a visit.
For golfers wanting a special experience, I recommend making the hour drive to the nearby PGA Catalunya in Girona. The Stadium Course features in our list of Top 5 Golf Courses in Spain (internal link here).