Almost half a century after it was established in 1954, the Real Club de Golf El Prat was forced to decamp from its location to the south of Barcelona due to the enlargement of the city airport.
A new site was selected further north, between Terressa and Sabadell, and such was the acreage available, the Greg Norman Design team was able to lay out an impressive 45-hole complex.
Although the five loops of 9-holes can be configured into five different 18-hole combinations, they are normally set up as the Blue (Azul) and the Open private courses for the members, with the other 9-hole layout made available to the general public.
The Blue – like the Open course - was constructed with tournament play in mind and its more open than the Open layout although a few holes are occasionally routed through tall pine trees which are a predominant feature of the new El Prat site. Precision rather that length are essential to carding a decent score on the Blue course where the deep fairway bunkers will make shots disappear far too quickly.
Lavishly bunkered greensites represent a fearsome challenge, so you’ll certainly need your ‘A’ game intact to conquer El Prat’s strategic and delightfully sculpted Blue course.
Another championship layout at El Prat after the Open course. The blue consits of two 9 hole layouts "Piscian" and "Bosque". Some great holes like the magnificent par 3 15th hole.
Like the open course really nice fairways, fast greens and great bunkering. Wonderful Greg Norman design, just a short drive from Barcelona.