Empordà Golf Resort is reaping the rewards for a period of substantial investment across its golf and leisure facilities after being chosen to host two of the decisive tournaments in October in the 2021 European Challenge Tour.development, transforming it into a premier European 36-hole golfing destination.
The popular 36-hole resort in Spain’s Costa Brava region will have the honour of hosting the Empordà Challenge from October 14-17, closely followed by the Costa Brava Challenge the week after from October 19-22.
The tournaments will be the last two events held on the 2021 European Challenge Tour regular season before the final takes place in Mallorca, the last of a run of four tournaments in Spain.
Empordà has staged numerous European Tour events and the European Tour Qualifying School in the past. The October tournaments will be the first time that the resort has hosted a major professional competition since undergoing a major renovation programme over the last 18 months.
Emilio Cuatrecasas, president of Empordà Golf Club, said:
“The decision to host the Empordà Challenge here confirms how exceptional the improvements we have made to our facilities are. Costa Brava is becoming a world-class sporting destination.”
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 have undergone significant investment to elevate the golf experience. The work havw included 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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