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Al­most 1000 club golfers across the south east of Eng­land will have an ap­petite for suc­cess as they be­gin their quest to win a fab­u­lous golf hol­i­day in the Costa Brava.

A Taste Of Golf In Costa Brava will see am­a­teur golfers battle their way through club com­pe­ti­tions at 12 dif­fer­ent venues with the hope of earn­ing their place in Oc­to­ber’s grand fi­nal.

Aside from the glory of vic­tory, a fivenight hol­i­day for two per­sons in the pop­u­lar re­gion is up for grabs for the even­tual win­ner, in­clud­ing five rounds of golf at the stun­ning Span­ish re­sorts.

This will in­clude rounds of golf at PGA Catalunya (both at the Sta­dium and Tour cour­ses), Golf D’Aro - Mas Nou , Golf de Pals and Pitch & Putt Gualta. The top prize is brim­ming with temp­ta­tion as it also fea­tures a ho­tel stay split be­tween Ho­tel Cami­ral and NM Suites Ho­tel.

With a top-qual­ity din­ner for two and spa passes at Silken Park Ho­tel San Jorge, an elec­tric bike tour around Girona and re­turn flights to Barcelona cour­tesy of Monarch and all air­port trans­fers pro­vided by Maype, it’s a huge in­cen­tive for mem­bers to win through at one of the 12 host venues for the qual­i­fiers.

Cam­ber­ley Heath Golf Club kicks off the pro­ceed­ings this weekend, be­fore fur­ther rounds at Cran­leigh Golf & Coun­try Club, Golf at Good­wood, Hind­head, Man­nings Heath, Broke Hill, Cottes­more, Peters­field, North Hants, Liphook, Mid Sus­sex and Stoke Park Coun­try Club. The top two best­per­form­ing hand­i­cap golfers from each course will then progress to the grand fi­nal at Old Thorns Manor Ho­tel Golf & Coun­try Es­tate in Oc­to­ber.

An ex­cel­lent prize will also be on of­fer for the run­ner-up at the grand fi­nal con­sist­ing of a two-night stay for two per­sons at Ho­tel Pere­lada and Ho­tel Tor­remirona. Also in­cluded is two rounds of golf at Golf Club Per­al­ada, one round at Golf Tor­remirona, two passes to the Casino Pere­lada, re­turn flights to Barcelona cour­tesy of Monarch and air­port trans­fers pro­vided by Maype.

Jaume Marin, mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for the Costa Brava Tourist Board, said: “We want to give UK golfers a real taste of golf in our re­gion. We be­lieve the Costa Brava of­fers a unique and fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for golfers and vis­i­tors with so much to en­joy.

“We would like to wish all en­trants the best of luck and look for­ward to host­ing our win­ners in due course.”

Sit­u­ated 100 kilo­me­tres north of Barcelona in a re­gion nestling be­tween the foothills of the Pyre­nees and the wa­ters of the Mediter­ranean, the Costa Brava en­joys av­er­age an­nual tem­per­a­tures of 16.5C and of­fers an ar­ray of first-class golf ex­pe­ri­ences in a nat­u­ral and un­spoilt en­vi­ron­ment.

As well as fea­tur­ing an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of 18 and 36-hole venues from some of the game’s most well-known and ac­com­plished de­sign­ers - in­clud­ing Spain’s num­ber one golf course, PGA Catalunya - the re­gion also has 10 pitch and putt cour­ses

for play­ers of all abil­i­ties to en­joy, with each pro­vid­ing con­trast­ing land­scapes and dif­fer­ent play­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

In ad­di­tion, the Costa Brava pro­vides the ideal chance to com­bine a golf­ing break with the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence many his­toric, cul­tural and gas­tro­nomic de­lights.

The re­gion is home to Spain’s high­est con­cen­tra­tion of Miche­lin-starred restau­rants - with the prov­ince of Girona fea­tur­ing 13 re­puted es­tab­lish­ments and 18 Miche­lin stars on its own - while the Em­pordà area of the Costa Brava is proud to boast more than 2,000 hectares of vine­yards.

For more in­for­ma­tion about play­ing golf in the Costa Brava, visit golf.costabrava.org

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