Platja de Pals - Northern Spain - Spain

Golf Platja de Pals,
Av. del Golf,
s/n - 17256 PALS,
Girona,
Spain


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  • Elda Mata

  • Fred Hawtree

  • Pedro García


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Hidden away in the northeast corner of Catalunya, the Platja de Pals course is a timeless classic routed through a dense forest of umbrella pine trees, adjacent to the Playa de Pals beach.

The Spanish Open was held here way back in 1972 (this was the first tournament ever played on the PGA European Tour) when Antonio Garrido won, but the course has in more recent times been used by the European PGA as one of their final qualifying schools.

Designed by Fred Hawtree in 1966, the 18-hole layout is situated on a flat piece of property with excellent, free draining sandy soil that ensures the narrow, tree-lined fairways are never water logged, even after the occasional heavy Mediterranean downpour.

Apart from the trees, the main defenders of the Platja de Pals course are the strategically placed fairway and greenside bunkers, most evident at the half a dozen doglegged holes on the course.

There are five par fives on the card which help to push the par for the 6,263-metre course to 73. The first three holes are all par fours less than 350 metres in length and they are intended to give a relatively gentle introduction to the round. The last three holes, however, are very demanding – two long par fives either side of the 369-metre, par four 17th that doglegs right.

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Excellent Golf Course. Last time I played was october the 26th. Fairways & greens where cleaned and fast.Pay attention to 7th left dog leg hole, a wrong club choice at the tee, could make you in trouble to reach the green.
November 14, 2014


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I played this course last week and it has clearly improved since the other reviews were written. It was in good condition although the tees could do with some work. It is a strange layout as some holes did not follow the previous one as a result got lost twice! This could be dealt with if there was adequate signage-it was quite haphazard. I certainly would not have liked to walk it! Apart from that it was an enjoyable round but there are better courses by far in the area.
September 27, 2013


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This course is probably not in the top 250 in Spain. Played in September 2009 and was in truly awful condition. The worst tees we have ever seen; like teeing off in the rough. Some of the greens are very small, and these too were very poor. We had heard there have been problems between the members and the owners and it looks like the course has suffered as a result. Having said that even at it's best this course would be nothing special. 3 or 4 lovely holes. If you're going to the Costa Brava play PGA Catalunya, Emporda and D'Aro. Forget about this one.
September 21, 2009


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played this course a couple of years ago when it was in very nice condition. Would say that it had more than a few good holes and i believe they were rejigging the layout, but sad to hear that the condition has gone down hill as it was a nice course
September 21, 2009


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