PGA Catalunya Resort Joins European Tour’s Properties

July 30, 2013

PGA Catalunya Resort, ambulance the host venue of The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, has been announced as the eighth European Tour Destination, joining an exclusive network of golfing facilities.

European Tour Properties is The European Tour’s portfolio of world class venues, and PGA Catalunya Resort joins London Golf Club in England; Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in Provence and its sister venue Golf Club St. Leon-Rot near Frankfurt, Germany; Le Golf National in Paris, where The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played; The Dutch in Holland; Diamond Country Club in Austria; and Golf & Country Club Fleesensee, near Berlin in Germany, in an expanding collection.

PGA Catalunya Resort has long enjoyed a close and multi-faceted relationship with The European Tour, including hosting the Spanish Open on two occasions and The European Tour Qualifying School Final since 2008. The venue, already part of the European Tour Courses portfolio, will now benefit from the additional kudos and global recognition which comes with becoming a Destination.

The 6,705-metre Stadium Course was designed by Spanish golf legend Angel Gallardo and Ryder Cup star Neil Coles.

Julio Delgado, Chief Executive of PGA Catalunya Resort, said: “To be selected to become part of The European Tour Properties exclusive portfolio, which comprises some of Europe’s leading clubs, is a true privilege and testament to the great legacy Angel Gallardo and Neil Coles have created here at PGA Catalunya Resort.

“Spain is blessed with many great golf courses and it is an honour to be bestowed this new recognition by The European Tour, underlining the unique golf experience our team constantly strives to offer each and every PGA Catalunya Resort visitor.”

David MacLaren, Director of Property and Venue Development for The European Tour, said: “The relationship between The European Tour and PGA Catalunya has been a long and varied one and we have witnessed its journey from fledgling concept to a world class resort that is now acclaimed internationally. The design of the golf courses by Neil and Angel is marked by genius, and around the Stadium and Tour Courses a wide array of superb facilities has been developed. The European Tour Destination label is a fitting accolade and one which marks the enormous progress of the resort.“