Barcelona: A golf, gastronomic and cultural playground

19 September 2022
5 min. read
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Most travellers around the world know that Barcelona is a city synonymous with culture, gastronomy and the Mediterranean but you might be surprised to learn it’s also a world-renowned region for great golfing!
Barcelona, one of the greatest cities in Europe! (Photo: Photo by Enes on Unsplash)

The city's region offers endless opportunities to practice your favourite sport in the nine different golf courses around the city.

Whether you’re planning a stay in the city, a golf resort, charming beach town, or in the mountains, the perfect round of golf is never far away. All of the region’s golf courses, including designs by Greg Norman and Jose Maria Olazábal are located around 30 minutes from Barcelona’s city centre.

Not only is Barcelona a world-class tourist and golfing destination, but was also the first golf destination awarded by the Biosphere community with a Biosphere Platinum recognition for its alignment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We think that’s pretty impressive!

Golf Courses in Barcelona

Whether you want to play beachfront, with views of the iconic Montserrat or La Mola, or within a UNESCO nature reserve, there’s always an opportunity to play surrounded by breath-taking nature and culture. Here are the top picks for your next Barcelona getaway as decided by our Leading Courses community. 

1. Real Club de Golf El Prat

El Prat is a lovely golf course with 45 holes designed by Greg Norman. (Photo: uploaded by Real Club de Golf El Prat on Leadingcourses.com)

In a 280 hectare park, only 27km from Barcelona, the Real Club de Golf El Prat Barcelona has established itself amongst Europe’s premier exclusive golf Clubs. A world-renowned championship golf venue with 45 holes designed by Greg Norman and a superb clubhouse designed by the award-winning architect Carlos Ferrater. Find out what the fuss is about for yourself with rounds starting from €68.

2. Club de Golf Vallromanes

A view on one of the greens at Vallromanes. (Photo: Uploaded byVallromanes on Leading Courses)

Only 19 minutes from the city, Vallromanes is set between a natural landscape and the beaches of Masnou. The 18 holes were designed by Mr Hawtree and Vallromanes is currently considered one of the best golf clubs in Barcelona and Catalonia. You can play a round at Vallromanes from only €59.

3. Golf Montanyà

Golf Montanya used to be the home course of football icon Johan Cruyff. (Photo: Jordi Vila Riubrogent - Diputacio de Barcelona)

Montanyà Golf Club is perfect for golfers looking for a technical course surrounded by nature, in this case the Montseny National Park. The course is over 6000 metres long and is a par 72. There are notable differences in technical environmental characteristics between the front 9 and back 9. Tee times for Golf Montanyà start from €58.

4. Golf de Sant Vicenç

Golf de Sant Vicenç photographed from above. (Photo: uploaded by Golf de Sant Vicenç on Leadingcourses.com)

Enjoy Golf Sant Vicenç de Montalt just 30 minutes from Barcelona, located in the heart of Maresme. Enjoy the best value for money in all of Catalonia with incredible views of the sea and the mountains with a buggy included in the green fee, which starts from only €50.

5. Club de Golf Llavaneras

Club de Golf Llavaneras is located right by the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Uploaded by Club de Golf Llavaneras on Leadingcourses.com)

Only 30 minutes along the coast from Barcelona, Llavaneras boasts breathtaking views and award-winning holes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the views, the course and the club that makes you feel at home. With glorious views and easy walking, a round here is a truly enjoyable experience on your Barcelona golf break. A round here starts from €68.

6. Golf Sant Cugat

Sant Cugat has been in the same place for over 100 years. (Photo: user Leonard)

The oldest course in the region that has remained on the same grounds since its foundation in 1914, Sant Cugat has 19 holes surrounded by the city, which makes it very accessible for a weekend trip to Barcelona. Sant Cugat is a member course that also allows visitors. You’ll be able to find tee times between €90 - €125.

7. Club de Golf Barcelona

Club de Golf Barcelona is a traditional golf course not far from the city centre. (Photo uploaded by Club de Golf Barcelona on Leadingcourses.com)

Club de Golf Barcelona is a Catalonian course holding onto tradition, having hosted professional and international golf tournaments since 1989. Only 27 km away from Barcelona in the famous wine region of El Penedés, Golf Club de Barcelona is surrounded by nature and charm. You can play this peaceful course next to the city for only €40.

8. Golf la Roca

Golf la Roca is located 30 kilometers from Barcelona's city centre. (Photo: user durif.olivier) 

Golf La Roca hosts 18 holes with varying environments and difficulty, and 5 approved golf courses means you’ll have a unique experience with each visit. A recently remodelled practice area will give you enough practice time before you hit the fairways. Prices for a round at La Roca range between €56 - €72.

9. Club de Golf Terramar

Club de Golf Terramar is the perfect coastal getaway for your Barcelona trip. (Photo: uploaded by Club de Golf Terramar on Leadingcourses.com)

With its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and 300 days of sunny weather year-round, Terramar is the perfect coastal getaway for your Barcelona trip. Leading Courses members scored Terramar highly on value for money and hospitality with rounds starting from €85.

Gastronomy & Culture in Barcelona

When you step off the golf course, there’s no shortage of gastronomic delights to suit every taste. From Michelin stars to traditional Catalan cuisine in its simplest form, the region’s culinary scene is world-class.

Vinyards in the Barcelona region (Photo: Diputació Barcelona)

Pair your golfing and gastronomic experience with incredible wines from a variety of five different grapes, including Penedès, Cava, Catalunya, Alella and Pla de Bages to make the most of your visit to Barcelona!

Browse the region's top things to see and do in the Barcelona region here.

Lastly, when you are not sure where golf clubs are located or where you are staying, just use our interactive maps to find golf clubs and golf resorts in and around Barcelona.

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