Barcelona Golf

Barcelona Golf

Barcelona Golf

Barcelona Golf | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Jose Maria Olazabal’s first golf course design is just one of the pieces to the Barcelona Golf puzzle. Located in the northeastern part of Spain, and in a region full of venues on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, Barcelona Golf stands out from the crowd thanks to its championship golf course, 4-star hotel and its glorious wellness facilities. 

The 18-hole championship golf course, the Masia Bach Course, was Jose Maria’s first foray into designing a golf course, and he did a splendid job with this one. The course starts with a par-5 and a par-3, unlike most, and provides an early opportunity to get into red numbers. Water only comes into play on the 8th hole, but it runs down the left side of the fairway, and can easily wreck a good round.

There is also a 9-hole Executive Course at Barcelona Golf, the Sant Esteve, which is perfect for beginners learning the game, and for those who only want to be out on the course for a couple of hours. The Barcelona Golf Academy provides tuition and coaching for all abilities from a stunning practice facility, which includes driving range, approach and chipping areas, bunker practice and a putting green.

There are also padel courts for those who want to stay outdoors and get active, while the wellness facility at the Hotel Barcelona Golf is a state of the art place to relax and unwind. Turkish baths, hammams, swimming pools and much more are on offer, along with a range of treatments, massages and facials.

The Hotel itself is a 4-star accommodation with 150 rooms and suites. Designed in true Catalonian style, but with a modern twist, the rooms are light and airy, as well as elegant and comfortable for all guests. All rooms have views of either the pool, golf course or the Montserrat mountains in the distance.

Visit Barcelona Golf’s website here.

Barcelona Golf Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

An Olazabal Design

There are two golf courses at Barcelona Golf - the Masia Bach Course and the Executive Course - with two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal being the man behind the 18-hole championship Masia Bach design.

The Masia Bach Course was Olazabal’s first golf course design, and he did one hell of a job with this one! The Par-72 championship course is a proper challenge for golfers of all levels. At more than 6,850 yards long, it is one for the longer hitters. 

A wide range of international tournaments have been played on the Masia Bach Course, including the Catalonia Ladies Masters, an event on the Ladies European Tour, in 2007. The National Tour Peugeot has also called the Masia Bach home in the recent past.

The Executive Course, or Sant Esteve as it is known, is a Par 31, 9-hole track. It is only just over 2,000 yards in length and is more relaxed than the Masia Bach. It gives golfers, especially those who are new to the sport, to learn the nuances of the game while out on the course.

Barcelona Golf Academy

Barcelona Golf is the home to a fully-fledged practice facility, from which the Barcelona Golf Academy runs out of. There is a driving range with both covered and uncovered tees. The uncovered tees are off the same style of grass that pliers will find out on the course, while the covered tees are played off mats but can be used year round.

There are distance markers up to 250 metres, as well as several flags for players to aim shorter shots at. There is also an approach area and chipping green, with the latter having a couple of bunkers on to allow players to practise before taking on the Masia Bach, which has a total of 76 sand traps across the 18-hole layout. The final piece to the puzzle is the putting green, for those final touches before taking on the course.

Lessons are also available at the Barcelona Golf Academy, thanks to Head Professional Carlos Vivas and his team of qualified professionals. From beginners learning the fundamentals of the sport, to experienced golfers aiming to fine-tune their swings, there is tuition for all golfers. There is also the opportunity to practise on the course, to aid with course management and shot selection at crucial times. 

Hotel Barcelona Golf

Hotel Barcelona Golf Resort is located on the grounds of the Barcelona Golf Club, and is previously known as the Masia Bach Golf Club.

There are a total of 150 rooms, all of which were refurbished in 2019 to bring them up to an even higher standard. Those rooms are split into King Rooms, Twin Rooms and the luxurious Suite, which is the highest offering at Hotel Barcelona Golf.

The rooms are spacious and bright, and each has a view of the region, while some rooms are blessed with a private balcony. Each room has a TV, en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi and a fully-fitted bathroom.

Spa & Leisure at Barcelona Golf

There is a state of the art spa and wellness facility at the Hotel Barcelona Golf Resort, which offers a wide variety of treatments, massages and more to all of its guests, including a chocolate and wine therapy.

The wellness centre is equipped with a water circuit with views over the gardens around the outdoor pool. The water circuit includes underwater massage beds and a footbath, a hot and cold thermal pool, Turkish baths and a dry sauna. The spa is also the home to the fitness area at the hotel, which is equipped with the latest Technogym technology. 

FAQs about Barcelona Golf

Where is Barcelona Golf located? 
Barcelona Golf is situated in the northeastern region of Spain, in a part of the world where several venues on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list reside. Barcelona Golf is located around 25 miles from the city centre of Barcelona.

What is the nearest airport to Barcelona Golf? 
The nearest airport to Barcelona Golf is Barcelona-El Prat Airport. The airport is to the southwest of the city, and is around 25 miles from Barcelona Golf. The airport operates daily flights to the majority of European countries, including several flights per day to a number of destinations in the United Kingdom.

What golf facilities does Barcelona Golf offer?
As well as the two courses, Barcelona Golf also has a wide driving range to accommodate plenty of players at once. There are both grass (open) and matted (covered) tees, allowing options for practice.

As well as the driving range, the Barcelona Golf Academy also plays host to an approach area with several targets, a chipping area with separate bunker to practise sand shots, and a putting green for those final touches.

Does Barcelona Golf offer golf lessons?
There is a four-strong team of professionals at Barcelona Golf, led by Head Professional Carlos Vivas. The Barcelona Golf Academy offers a wide range of golf programmes, using some of the latest technology, to help students of the game improve their skills.

From lessons on the practice area, to lessons on the course, the Barcelona Golf Academy team can offer something different for all golfers, whatever they require. There is also a Junior Academy at Barcelona Golf, with a multi-level programme for juniors of all abilities. 

What are the green fees at Barcelona Golf?
Through the high season (March-May, September-October), the fees at Barcelona Golf are at their highest. A round on the Masia Bach during these months will cost around €90. Those prices come down incrementally depending on the time of year.

What accommodation is on offer at Barcelona Golf?
The Hotel Barcelona Golf Resort is a 4-star hotel that offers a range of 150 rooms and suites. There is a modern feel with a Catalonian touch to the rooms, each of which having views of the region. Some of the rooms also come with a private balcony to enjoy those summer evenings on.

What other resorts are nearby?
As mentioned above, Barcelona Golf is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list in the region. Real Club El Prat, Camiral and Infinitum are all situated within a 90-minute drive from Barcelona Golf. Peralada and Emporda are further north, within a three-hour drive from the resort. 

Visit Barcelona Golf’s website here.