Emporda Golf Club is located just to the north of Barcelona on the north eastern coast of Spain. It was the brainchild of a few Catalan businessmen who got together in 1988 and decided to develop a high quality golf venue. They purchased 125 hectares of land and within a couple of years their first nine was ready for play. They entrusted the design to Texan architect Robert von Haage.
Today, Emporda boasts four loops of nine holes (formerly known as the Blue, Green, Yellow and Red) these loops have now been married up to create two distinct courses called the Forest and the Links. Both courses are good, but for our money, the Forest pips the Links by a short nose and this is purely due to the drama provided by a majestic forest of umbrella pines.
These pine-flanked holes at Emporda are amongst the most lovely in all Spain and, with some bold bunkering, a sprinkling of water and many raised greens, the Forest is an absolute must-play venue.
One of two courses at Emporda Golf Resort near Girona. This course is a classic parkland course with narrow tree lined fairways. Some really beautiful holes, but the condition of the course was not as perfect as for example at PGA Catalunya resort which is not far away.