Golf de Pals adds some modern touches to tradition

Costa Brava’s oldest golf club – Golf de Pals – has been given a fresh makeover as part of a €250,000 investment.

After becoming the first course in the region in 1966, Golf de Pals has hosted several national and international competitions, including the first Spanish Open on the European Tour in 1972.

As the venue for the Spanish Amateur Championships (1970, 1994 and 2002), Women’s Amateur Championships (2000 and 2010) and the Spanish Professional Championships in 1984 and 2002, the course has become a firm favourite, especially for its attention to accuracy and strategy.

Winding its way through woodland, it’s not always obvious that the golf course enjoys direct access to the Beach & Golf Resort La Costa and is the only resort on the Costa Brava with direct access to the sea.

But while its traditions have been recognised recently with the award of the 2020 Plaque of Merit in Golf by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, there is now an extra fresh feel with a brand new pro shop and some key improvements to the course.

Around €100,000 was spent on the new pro shop to improve the retail experience and there was also significant investment in replacement tee areas and irrigation updates, to take the maintenance standards to a new level too.

A spokesperson for Golf Costa Brava said: “Although we are proud of Golf de Pals and its long history dating back to the 1960s, it shows it is a club which is also keen to add some modern touches too.

“It is always the aim to find improvements – not only on the course, but also with other facilities. These are important projects and have ensures that the club remains as popular as ever to our members and guests.”

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