overview

Designed by:  Angel Gallardo & Neil Coles

Founded:  1998

Course Information:  18-holes, par 72, 6226 metres (yellow tees)

Location:  Caldes de Malavella, close to Girona

Characteristics

This spectacular and imposing course has been consistently ranked among the best ten golf courses in Europe since it was opened and was recently voted #77 in the world, #3 in continental Europe and #1 in Spain.  As the venue for numerous PGA European Circuit tournaments, it is also routinely singled out for praise from the professional playing fraternity.  Be warned, however the beauty of the course can distract from the many dangers waiting to do serious damage to your scorecard.  It makes no concessions with its trees pressing onto fairways, strategically placed bunkers and the lakes that come into play on no fewer than seven of the toughest holes.  This is a quality that keeps players returning time and again to test themselves.  It is rare to find so many memorable holes on one course and despite the many ups and downs, tees are elevated and very few fairways are uphill.  The stunning dogleg of hole 6 is one of them and it demands nothing less than a driver and total commitment.

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