El Prat (Pink) - North East Spain - Spain

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


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  • Ariana Martin Balet

  • Greg Norman, Alfonso Viador

  • Marcello Della Vecchia


The Real Club de Golf El Prat was established in 1954 and for almost half a century the members played on a course designed by Javier Arana beside the airport to the south of Barcelona city centre. The Spanish Open was last held there in 1999 and Jarmo Sandelin won it.

When the city airport was extended at the end of the 1990s, it was time for the club to seek new land for their golfing pursuits. A new site was acquired to the north of the city, between Terrassa and Sabadell, and the Greg Norman design team was called in to create not one, but two 18-hole layouts with a 9-hole practice course thrown in for good measure.

Constructed on relatively flat land, the 45-hole complex effectively consists of five sets of nine holes (Abajo, Arriba, Piscina, Bosque and Vallés), each built to USGA stadium specification. They are big, bold and brash – perfect for holding national and international competitions.

The Open course, which staged the Spanish Open in 2011 and 2015, comprised the Abajo and Arriba nines and can be stretched beyond 7,300 yards from the tips.

Fairways on the Pink course are generally wide, sometimes plunging quite dramatically. Greens are large with subtle borrows and tricky run-off areas. Trees line five holes on the front nine and at the 14th and 15th holes on the inward half. Fairway and greenside bunker complexes threaten both tee shots and approach play and golfers will find them suitably penal when encountered.

The front and back nine start and end with very strong par fives and in between, there are two sets of tough par threes, only one of which is less than 180 yards in length.

The two main 18-hole courses combine the Arriba and Bosque nines to form the Pink course and the Piscina and Abajo nines make up the Yellow course.

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Description: The Pink course at Real Club de Golf El Prat measures around 7,000 yards from the medal tees with a par of 72. Fairways are generally wide and greens are large with subtle borrows. Rating: 7.8 out of 10 Reviews: 12
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Robert Snow
This is an outstanding course, as good as any you'll find anywhere. Each tee is a photo opportunity. The front 9 has some very narrow fairways between majestic trees. Back 9 is open but equally picturesque.Only downside is the number of pitchmarks on the greens. Clearly some of the members don't take as much care as they should. But that doesn't detract from a magnificent venue. You'll walk away thinking that you'd better come back to play the other 27......golfing heaven.
June 19, 2009
10 / 10
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steve grainger
played the North (Red) on break to Barcelona , beware if you sat nav it as we ended up being directed to the derelict old course but worth the effort to drive onto this..thought it was better than Pals / Emporda not quite as good as PGA (green)..and you would find it hard to believe its only 10 or so years old.
April 02, 2008
10 / 10
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