A new era awaits at Empordà Golf Resort from this summer with the Spanish venue undergoing a major redevelopment, transforming it into a premier European 36-hole golfing destination.
The resort’s new ownership and management team has unveiled multi-million euro plans to invest significantly across all facilities, with its two 18-hole golf courses, 86-room hotel and leisure facilities all receiving a major overhaul.
The phases of work on the hotel and golf courses is being overseen by Empordà’s general manager, Miguel Girbés, with the first of the redevelopment programme due to be completed this season.
Girbés, who has previously worked in leading roles at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf and Spa and PGA Catalunya, said:
— With numerous facilities including two outstanding golf courses, Empordà has the potential to be rated alongside the very best golf venues in Europe. t’s a name that’s highly regarded and well known within golfing circles, and it presents us with the perfect foundations for our ambitious project.
The heart of the Costa Brava
Located 30 minutes from Girona in the heart of the Costa Brava region, Empordà Golf Resort’s facilities include the 18-hole championship courses Empordà Links and Empordà Forest. Both courses are designed by the renowned architect Robert von Hagge.
As part of the extensive renovation plans, both courses are undergoing significant investment, with work being undertaken including the reconstruction of all bunkers using the Better Billy Bunker method, a comprehensive tree clearance programme and purchase of new greenkeeping equipment to improve the all-round condition of tees, fairways and greens.
In addition, Hotel Empordà Golf has been transformed with a modern and contemporary new look by the architects LaGranja.
New head chef, Vicenç Fajardo, has been brought in to create a new restaurant concept, while an outdoor swimming being installed where the guests can relax after a hard day on the fairways. Golfers can also look forward to an improved experience in the redesigned clubhouse.
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