Golf Platja de Pals

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Golf Professional
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Course Information

Carretera de Pals, Pals, Girona, Costa Brava, 17256, Spain
972 636 006

Golf Platja de Pals, designed by Fred Hawtree, was opened as a nine hole course in 1966 with the final nine holes opening for play in 1970.

Considered one of the best courses in Spain Pals hashosted many professional events including the Spanish International Amateur Championship and the Spanish Open. However, whilst nowconsidered 'not quite long enough' for the modern professional game Pals is a superbly laid out and excellently maintainedcourse offering a great challenge toeven the best amateur.

Visitors are always welcome.

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3.1 / 5

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Extremely disappointed by present condition of this famous course on the chic Costa Brava.....

I have wanted to play this course for some time as I always heard excellent reports, last Summer when visiting the Costa Brava with Mr L. we never managed to play as busy with other visits etc., so last week on my sudden & last minute visit to this beautiful part of Northern Spain, I made sure I got to play, but my God what a disappointment.....the fairways were in a bad state, the greens absolutely awful (and I am not talking about hollow tining, sanding etc...) it looked like they were diseased, some dry patches. The Tee boxes were fine, so were the numerous, deep sand bunkers. Such a shame as the pine trees lining the fairways are absolutely impressive and that is on all of the 18th holes. A stunning looking course.

What I learned is that it used to be a private members club, but now opens to the Public and the conditions are not what it used to be.
It is not worth the 60+ Euros....

There were some very attractive Par 3, always nicely guarded, more attractive from the Yellow tees as raised, so I made sure I played from the Yellow to get that little more excitement from the Tee shot.

There is water on a few holes and a nice Par 3 over a large pond or lake.... very tough but beautiful hole.

There are a lot of French people using the course, as it is par of the Golfy chain, also Belge, Dutch and maybe Swedish & Swiss, English, so a very international bunch on the course.

The Clubhouse is very traditional, offering lots of homely, smart seating areas, and known for excellent lunches, that one can take on the terrace overlooking the 8th hole (not the 9th as said in a previous review....). Nice hardwood furniture with striking red cushions. The bar staff is very friendly, speaks English and French, prepares succulent sandwiches, pour a generous Gin or Vodka, only stops when one says stops, as is customary in Spain.... Prices are not exhorbitent like the green fees.

The Proshop is full of beautiful and classy golfing clothes for Men & Ladies. Very attractive changing rooms.

We met the Director of Golf as my friend was thinking of swapping her Golf Club but that wont be the case due to the state of the course, she will rightly stay put at absolutely gorgeous, attractive Gold d'Aro/Mas Nou, whose review is coming up shortly, wait for it, it wont be short that for sure......

A disappointing visit as I was so looking forward to play this course. Emporda or Golf d'Aro/Mas Nou are a thousand times better and well worth the Green fees, so don't waste your money of PALS unless the course conditions change.

The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny but we did have a little shower at the 16th......

THE END........
Date Friday, 30, September 2016
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The thing about friends

Its important to have friends - those people whose company you enjoy. They are the ones who you can turn to when you need to - don't prejudge you and are there when needed. The English language has many words for friends - mates buddies cobber(ok its Aussie)and of course Pals. Now why anyone would call a golf course Pals needs a sideways glance and their head examined especially if it is Platja de Pals.

Situated in the Catalunya area of Spain it isn't a friend and its not on the beach - but it is a great course. The majority of holes are tree lined with tight driving lines. You don't need a driver until the 5th where an open expanse of fairway is beckoning. Its a monster par 5 with an interesting array of bunkers strategically placed for anything but a straight shot. The short 9th is played over water to an elevated green guarded by numerous cavernous bunkers - not friendly but a good test of your game - you always need one more than you played!

Memorable holes abound on the back nine and it is a true challenge without some of the ridiculous hazards seen in the south.

Facilities are typical of a more rural Spanish golf course and the club house is functional with reasonable prices and a delightful view of that 9th green.

It may not be everyone's idea of a friend but its worth making a Pal of it
Date Monday, 28, September 2009