Golfing in the Costa Dorada
The Costa Dorada, or Costa Daurada as it is also known lies beneath Barcelona, and stretches from the south of the Costa Brava to Tarragona. The region is quite different from its northern neighbor, the Costa Brava . The coastline is less rugged, with endless miles of flat golden sandy beaches.
Golf on the Costa Dorada is superb, and the region is home to some excellent courses such as the new PortAventura Golf Resort , Bonmont Terres Noves, Costa Dorada Golf, Panoramica Golf Club, Masia Bach and Reus Aiguesverds. The climate is ideal for golf all year round and the courses are easily accessible from the main coastal resorts.
The Costa Dorada has Tarragona as its capital and is served by Reus/Tarragona airport along with Barcelona airport which is forty five minutes to the north. Tarragona is a superb example of a Roman city and is now a World Heritage centre and well worth a visit.
The main tourist towns on the Costa Dorada are Sitges, Torredembarra, Salou with its PortAventura theme park, Cambrils and L'Ametlla de Mar. In the hinterland there are beautiful mountains, the banks of the Ebro, fine old cities such as Tortosa and Montblanc, ancient monasteries with a long historical tradition and set amongst spectacular scenery including Montserrat, Poblet and Santes Creus.
The Costa Dorada is also home to important wine growing areas such as Penedes, Priorat and Terra Alta. Many of these vineyards have organised tours which include tasting.
Thanks to the surrounding range of mountains, the Costa Daurada enjoys its own dry and sunny micro-climate, making it an ideal choice for a winter golfing holiday. Even in November and February, golf can be played in shorts.
Hotel Monica - Cambrils
Centrally located in the delightful resort of Cambrils, the Hotel Monica is ideally situated for accessing the golf courses of this region. Cambrils is working fishing village, with 9 kilometres of beautiful golden beach and a large marina,
Villa La Romana Hotel - Salou
The Villa La Romana is ideally situated, within easy walking distance of the many shops, bars and restaurants of Salou. The bedrooms are modern and airy and the facilities are excellent.
Bonmont Golf Club
Situated at the foot of the mountains, with magnificent views over the Mediterranean, Bonmont Golf Cub is a true championship layout, which has hosted European Tour tournaments on a number of occasions.
Costa Dorada Golf Club
The Costa Dorada Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the Costa Daurada, and the layout of the course has been designed to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape and its natural hazards.
Lumine Lakes Golf Course
Designed by Greg Norman, the Lumine Lakes course is a true championship layout that will really test your golf. The holes have gently been laid out around a bird's habitat which now has been declared a natural reserve.