El Prat (Piscina & Abajo) - Northern Spain - Spain

Real Club de Golf El Prat,
Plans de Bonvilar 17,
08227 Terrassa,
Barcelona,
Spain


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  • Ariana Martin Balet

  • Greg Norman, Alfonso Viador

  • Marcello Della Vecchia


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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 (Abajo, Arriba, Piscina, Bosque and Valles) can be configured into many different 18-hole combinations, they were usually set up as the Blue (comprising of the Piscina and Bosque nines) and the Open (Abajo and Arriba) private courses for the members, with the Valles 9-hole layout made available to the general public.

The Blue – like the Open course - was constructed with tournament play in mind and is 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.

To really complicate matters, the two main 18-hole courses were originally configured by Norman to combine the Arriba and Bosque nines to form the Pink course and the Piscina and Abajo nines to make up the Yellow course. At the end of 2018 the club decided to revert back to the original configuration.

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Description: 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 Yellow course. Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 3
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Sandro M. Muffat

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.

October 09, 2018
8 / 10
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Andy
Every hole at the El Prat Golf Club oozes quality – it is a very classy club and around 2200 members cannot be wrong. Sometimes once you set foot in a clubhouse and then out on the terrace to get your first look at a course, you just know it is going to be good – you get that feeling at El Prat in bucket loads. Wandering down the great El Prat (Blue) Golf Course - Photo by reviewermature tree-lined holes on the Blue give an instant feel of just being glad to be there, this is a special place. So many holes to mention, so I’ll just limit it to a couple on the back nine and both par-3’s; the 12th is only 140 metres maximum but so pretty with decent bunkering at the green and the whole hole is surrounded by trees – playing this hole in isolation is just ten minutes of perfection and there is a strong hint of being on Woburn’s Duchess course. The 15th is very different, not tree lined at all, in fact the hole is quite open but plays long; 214 metres from the back black tee to a slightly raised green and with a huge bunker protecting the front and both sides of the hole - words alone cannot describe how good the 15th is… I do hope to return to the club one day to play the Open course, which apparently is even better.
November 28, 2013
8 / 10
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John Merriman
Almost as good as the Red course, but lacks of trees in the middle section. The final 4 holes are as good a test as you can find anywhere. I love the 16th hole, par 5 of 540 yards from the back tees with double dog leg and the fairway lined by tall pine trees. You must place every shot right in this course.
September 08, 2009
8 / 10
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