Peralada | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Peralada is one of the most well-rounded resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, with a stunning golf course, world class spa and wellness centre, a castle and museum, casino, plenty of restaurants, and much more, giving something for all the family to enjoy during a stay.

Located in the northeastern corner of Spain, and just a half hour drive from the border with France, Peralada is in the Costa Brava, providing a gorgeous climate almost year round, which lends itself to winter golf. The golf course itself is glorious, and provides a stern test for golfers of all abilities. With a range of tees on offer to suit all levels, and the occasional water hazard here and there, Golf Club Peralada is a great place to play golf. 

The club also has its own Golf School, with a 9-hole Pitch & Putt and a driving range at the heart of it. The Pitch & Putt has holes ranging from 50 to 120 yards, and is the perfect place for beginners to learn the fundamentals of the game and the nuances that golf offers. The driving range offers several covered bays for play through all conditions, while there is also an approach green to allow golfers to practise their short game.

There is still plenty to do for those that are not into golf, though. The Hotel Peralada has several incredible activities behind its doors, including guided tours of the Castle of Peralada and the Carmel Convent. There is also a museum and library as part of the tour, while the gastronomy, casino and winery inside the Castle also provide magical evenings.

The Peralada Wine Spa is one of the most unique spas in the region, as the wine tradition is in use at the spa, based on wine therapy and the healing properties of the grape. A range of treatments are available with high quality skincare products, to help guests relax and unwind during a stay.

There literally is something for everyone at Peralada, from stunning golf, to incredible architecture and activities. It really is a place for the whole family.

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18 Incredible Holes

Golf Club Peralada is blessed with its location. Nestled between the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees Mountains, Peralada blends into the natural surroundings, and it is a stern test of even the very best golfers. 

Several of the holes at Golf Club Peralada have water in play, with the first sighting of that coming on the tee shot at the 5th hole. The Par-71 lay-out features four tees on each hole to provide different lengths to suit golfers. At its longest, the course plays at more than 6,600 yards long.

8 and 9 is really where the water starts getting into your eyeline, though. The 9th is a short par-3, protected by a lake to both the back and the right of the green. There is also a bunker short of the green, making club selection absolutely vital. 

The course finishes with a stunning par-3. The 18th measures at more than 230 yards from the back tees, while both the red, blue and yellow tees are actually on islands in the lake itself. A par to finish and you’ll certainly be a happy golfer. 

Peralada Golf School

Golf Club Peralada is also the home to the Peralada Golf School. There is a full-size two-level driving range, with the bottom half of the range being covered. Three putting greens as well as an approach green and practice bunker for short game skills are also a part of the club, to allow golfers to hone their short game abilities.

Not only that, but Golf Club Peralada also plays host to a 9-hole Pitch & Putt course, with holes ranging from 50 to 120 yards. Relatively flat, with no water hazards and a few bunkers dotted around the greens, the Pitch & Putt is the perfect place for golfers to practise their approach shots, and for beginners to start to learn the game and the nuances of short approaches, chipping and putting.

The Golf School is the home to professionals Paul Brown and Txomin Hospital, who both featured on the DP World Tour and European Challenge Tour during their careers. The pair are on hand to provide tuition, from short game lessons, to breaking down the fundamentals of the game for beginners. There are also kids classes to help children get into the beautiful game.

Hotel Peralada

The 5-star Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf is a glorious place to stay, with amazing views of the Costa Brava just to make it extra special. The hotel is the home to 64 rooms and suites, where comfort and elegance blend beautifully. 

There are a range of rooms and suites available that start off with the Standard Room. Even the most standard of rooms at Peralada is spacious, light, airy and has a coffee machine, Natura Bisse products and more. 

Superior and Deluxe Rooms provide that extra touch of luxury, while a range of Suites and Garden Suites go even further. The Garden Suites, along with the Suite Heritage and the Presidential Suite, the most prestigious offering at Peralada, all come with their own private terrace.

Each room comes with views of the golf course and the Costa Brava, whilst coming with amenities and mod-cons that guests would expect of a modern hotel. Room service, Wi-Fi, a mini bar and high-end Natura Bisse bath products are in every room.

Peralada Wine Spa

Don’t worry.. You have read that right! The Hotel Peralada is the home to a Wine Spa. The wine tradition is in use at the spa, based on wine therapy and the healing properties of the grape.

There are holistic spa therapies for individuals, couples or groups that will fill the body and mind with pleasures and sensations, while helping guests relax and unwind. A range of treatments and massages are available for those who want true relaxation.

El Cellar is a silent cellar that stores a wealth of pleasures for all the senses. There is also an outdoor pool at the Wine Spa, which is surrounded by the gardens of the resort. The cosmetics on offer, like in the rooms, are from Natura Bisse. They offer the highest quality to help treat the skin and make guests feel rejuvenated. 

Activities at Peralada

There are a range of activities at the Hotel Peralada. From relaxing at the winery, to the high-octane stakes of the casino inside the Castle of Peralada, there is something for everyone at Peralada to enjoy away from the golf course. 

There has been a winemaking tradition at Peralada for more than six centuries now. Designed by RCR Arquitectes, winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize, the new winery at Peralada is the first in Europe with a LEED Gold certificate, the highest sustainability certification worldwide. This is based on three fundamental features: the desire to give visitors a unique and sensorial experience, the vocation to make great quality wines and the integration of the architecture of the new Cellar with the Emporda landscape.

There is also the Castle of Peralada, where there are two historic buildings. There is the Castle and the Carmel Convent, which both date back to the 14th Century. Guided tours are available for guests who want to visit the library, the wine museum, Gothic church and everything else that the resort has to offer.

Located inside the 14th Century castle is Casino Peralada. There is an array of games to play, including American Roulette, French Roulette, Black-Jack and Poker as well as a wide range of Slots.

FAQs about Peralada

Where is Peralada located? 
Peralada is situated in the very northeastern corner of Spain, and is just half an hour from Le Perthus, a town on the Spanish border with France. Figueres is the nearest town to Peralada, with Girona approximately 30 miles to the south. Barcelona is around 90 miles to the south from the resort.

What is the nearest airport to Peralada? 
Girona Airport is the nearest to Peralada, but there are only flights to a small number of destinations. The majority of visitors to the resort will land at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which operates daily flights to the majority of European countries, including several flights per day to a range of United Kingdom destinations.

What golf facilities does Peralada offer? 
As well as a stunning golf course, Golf Club Peralada is also the home to a 9-hole Pitch & Putt course, with holes ranging from 50 to 120 yards. The club also has a wonderful driving range with two tiers, the bottom level of which being completely covered from the elements. There is also a short game area to work on short approaches, chips and bunker play. 

Does Peralada offer golf lessons? 
Want to get started in the world of golf? Looking to improve your game to enhance your enjoyment of this fantastic sport? The team of golf professionals at Peralada will adapt their methodology to your needs to help you achieve your goal in a fun-packed environment. There are specific lessons, packages and group clinics all on offer to help golfers improve their games.

What are the green fees at Peralada? 
There is a range of green fees at Peralada, depending on the season and time of the week. Weekends from March to October, along with the entire months of July and August, are classed as the high season. A round during this time will cost €100.

For the same period of the year, a round through the week will cost guests €90. Saturdays throughout the winter months are also the same prices. Meanwhile, from November to February, the price comes down to €75 for rounds played Sunday-Friday.

Is Peralada suitable for families? 
The accommodation at Hotel Peralada lends itself to families, especially with the number of high quality Suites on offer. The Wine Spa allows children to play in the outdoor pool at certain times, while there is also a babysitting service for parents who want some time to themselves. 

Golf Club Peralada offers lessons for kids to make golf accessible for children and adolescents of all ages so that new generations can continue to enjoy this fantastic sport.

What accommodation is on offer at Peralada? 
There is a range of stunning accommodation options available at Hotel Peralada. From the most basic of Standard Rooms, right the way up to world class suites, including the incredible Presidential Suite, there is something to suit all guests at the hotel. 

What other resorts are nearby? 
Peralada is one of two resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list in the northeastern corner of Spain. The other is Emporda, which is around 30 miles to the south of the resort. There are also a number of other golf courses in the region.

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