WHERE TO STAY
There are plenty of options, depending on your preferences. If you want to stay on-site, then PGA Catalunya, which ranks third in our Top 100 Resorts Continental Europe ranking, has two hotels (the five-star Hotel Camiral and the more modest Lavida Hotel) and villas to stay in with excellent amenities and access to a host of activities in and around Girona. Emporda Golf also has its own Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Spa and is ranked 51st in our Resorts rankings.
If you prefer to get away from the resorts, then Girona is a lovely place to base yourself.
It’s well-positioned to get to all the courses and other attractions and there is plenty of accommodation to choose from to suit any budget. We stayed in the Hotel Carlemany, which is right in the city centre and a short walk from the stunning cathedral. Our final night was spent in Park Hotel San Jorge in the quiet and authentic seaside village of Platja d’Aro, just 15 minutes from Golf d’Aro and 30 minutes from PGA Catalunya and Golf de Pals. It’s a stunning location, with many of the rooms and the terrace perched just above the Mediterranean Sea.
You can stay in Barcelona if you want the bright lights of bustling city life, but you will have to travel a bit further to reach the golf courses.