PGA Catalunya drives into top 100

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PGA Catalunya Resort near Barcelona has been ranked among the World’s Top 100 courses in a newly published list.
 
The acclaimed 36-hole resort’s Stadium Course, which hosted the 2009 Spanish Open, was ranked 88th in the world by Golf World magazine, making it one of only two golf courses in Spain to make the exclusive list, published in the magazine’s June 2010 issue.
 
Augusta National, home of The Masters Tournament, was judged the best golf course in the world.
 
“The Stadium Course is one of the most extraordinary and exhilarating golf courses to play anywhere in the world,” said PGA Catalunya Resort CEO, Billy O’Sullivan. “There are no less than 11 elevated tee shots giving the golfer a dramatic and exciting perspective of the hole in front of them. Combined with sweeping fairways, mature forest, strategic water hazards and fast, true-rolling greens, it is a compelling golf experience.
 
“To be ranked alongside courses the quality of Augusta National, Pine Valley and Loch Lomond is very humbling, but we are also very proud of our status as one of the finest courses in Continental Europe.”
 
PGA Catalunya Resort has once again been selected as the venue for the European Tour’s Qualifying School Finals, the third successive year it has hosted the event. Both the Tour Course, which is popular with visitors, and the Stadium Course will host the six-round tournament.
 
Conveniently situated close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (5-minutes’ drive) and Barcelona International Airport (1-hour drive), PGA Catalunya Resort also features a comfortable, on-site hotel, ideal for golf breaks. It is the perfect place from which to explore the Costa Brava, with its 160km of beaches and more than 20 Michelin-star restaurants, plus the Pyrenees, with its world-class ski resorts.
 
For more information about PGA Catalunya Resort, golf break offers and home enquiries, visit www.pgacatalunya.com

* Look out for the full Golf World Top 100 courses soon...