PGA Catalunya Resort debuts in new World Top 100

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PGA Catalunya Resort debuts in new Top 100 Golf Courses of the World 2011 rankings

PGA Catalunya Resort, Barcelona, has been named among the world’s top 100 golf courses for 2011.

Girona, Spain – December 1, 2010

PGA Catalunya Stadium 13th holeThe Stadium Course, which will host European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, December 4-9, 2010, is a new entrant (86th) on a newly published list by the authoritative Top 100 Courses of the World website: www.top100golfcourses.com

It follows a similar accolade in June 2010 for the Neil Coles/Angel Gallardo designed course when Golf World magazine named the 2009 Spanish Open venue among its World Top 100 Courses (88th).

PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course, which was originally built by the European Tour to host the 1997 Ryder Cup, and which is now under the stewardship of international entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, the proprietor of Portugal’s Quinta do Lago, is one of only two Spanish courses to feature in both world rankings.

“We are honoured to be included in such a prestigious list of golf courses, and appreciate our position among a relatively small number of courses in Continental Europe to make the highest grade,” said PGA Catalunya Resort CEO Billy O’Sullivan.

“Significant ongoing investment is being made at PGA Catalunya Resort, including the upgrade of the Stadium Course earlier this year, to make it one of the finest golf, resort and residential communities in the world, and it is gratifying to be recognised for the work we are doing.”

As part of an extensive course upgrade programme, the grass on the fairways of the Stadium Course was switched from bentgrass to a bermuda bed overseeded with ryegrass, the same formula used by Augusta National for The Masters Tournament.

The course, which welcomed two-time Masters Champion José Maria Olazábal on November 27, is now looking and playing better than ever and ready to welcome some of Europe’s brightest young talents to European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.

Billy O’Sullivan added: “While we are very proud of the Stadium Course, we also have an excellent second 18-hole layout, The Tour Course, which will co-host Q School for the third successive year.”

Conveniently situated close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (5-minutes’ drive) and Barcelona International Airport (1-hour drive), PGA Catalunya Resort features a comfortable, on-site hotel, ideal for golf breaks. It is the perfect place from which to explore the city historic city of Girona, the Catalonian region with its more than 20 Michelin-star restaurants, the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees, with its world-class ski resorts.

Spread over 300 hectares of verdant countryside PGA Catalunya Resort comprises superb leisure facilities and a select number of villa plots, stylish modern townhouses and apartments for sale.

For more information about PGA Catalunya Resort, golf break offers and home enquiries, visit the new social media website www.lifeatpga.com

About PGA Catalunya Resort

Set amidst the backdrop that inspired Dali and Gaudi, PGA Catalunya Resort is ideally situated on 300 hectares just minutes from the cultural streets of Girona, a quick drive outside the diverse city life in Barcelona and an hour from the slopes of the Pyrenees for world-class ski resorts. Costa Brava sits at the doorstep offering over 20 Michelin-star restaurants, 160 km of beaches and enough outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. Inside, visionary architectural designs await showcasing idyllic vistas filled with majestic mountain peaks, lush golf greens and quintessential Spanish vibrancy.

For more information about PGA Catalunya Resort and inspection package details, visit www.pgacatalunya.com

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