Costa Brava hits the green with environmental focus
03 December 2019
The Costa Brava is making a concerted effort across the region to find the green more often – in more ways than one.
PGA Catalunya, one of seven resorts or clubs in the region 100km north of Barcelona, collected the Sustainability Award for Nature Protection 2020 at the IAGTO Awards during the recent IGTM in Morocco.
Its work to use recycled water and assist natural habitats and wildlife to thrive, saw the 36-hole resort recognised among its peers. But it is not an isolated achievement as it is part of an ongoing commitment from the region to improve the environmental sustainability.
Earlier this year, Club Golf D’Aro Mas Nou underlined its commitment to preserving the stunning Costa Brava landscape with a new fleet of eco-friendly buggies, while it already boasts a GEO Foundation certificate. The club is also among several which are irrigated entirely with treated wastewater.
Other partners within the association are also on board with the collective push. Gualta – the challenging par-three course – has installed several solar panels in recent times to help power the clubhouse facilities and is now using electric mowers for course maintenance.
The Costa Brava also played a high-profile role in the recent IGTM, with a new promotional video also launched during a dinner hosted by the region at the annual golf industry get-together.
The video depicts many of the key figures in the Costa Brava golf industry outlining many of the other attractions of the region.
You can view the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=D_bn_tjCnx0.
Laia Cunill, marketing and promotion manager at Golf Costa Brava, said: “The IGTM was a great success and another opportunity for us to showcase our region and meet with like-minded resorts and destinations.
“Our collective ambition is to deliver attractive golf courses but we all need to be more conscious about the environment, which is always at the forefront of our thoughts in Costa Brava. We believe both objectives can be delivered with a commitment from everyone associated with the association and we are working on introducing more initiatives in the coming months and years.”
To learn more about playing golf in the Costa Brava, visit golf.costabrava.org
COSTA BRAVA TOURIST BOARD – GOLF CLUBS
The Costa Brava Tourist Board offers golfers the opportunity to enjoy outstanding golf all year-round in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt natural environments in Spain and Southern Europe.
Situated 100 kilometres north of Barcelona in a region nestling between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the waters of the Mediterranean, the Costa Brava boasts an array of first-class golf experiences, and the association features seven golf clubs and nine varied 18-hole layouts from some of the game’s most well-known and accomplished designers, as well as a highly-rated par-three course.
The golf clubs in the Costa Brava-Empordà Golf Course Association are:
– Club Golf d’Aro Mas Nou (www.golfdaro.com)
– Club de Golf Costa Brava (www.golfcostabrava.com)
– Empordà Golf (Forest and Links courses) (www.empordagolf.com)
– Club de Golf Peralada Golf (www.golfperalada.com)
– PGA Catalunya (Stadium and Tour courses) (www.pgacatalunya.com)
– Golf de Pals (golfdepals.com)
– Torremirona Golf Club (www.golftorremirona.com)
– Gualta Par Three (www.gualta.com)
ABOUT THE COSTA BRAVA
The coastal region of the province of Girona, the Costa Brava (which translates as “wild coast” in English) features of 214 km of spectacular and captivating coastline running between Blanes in the south and the French border in the north.
One of Catalonia’s principal tourist centres, the area enjoys average annual temperatures of 16.5Cᵒ has everything needed for an unforgettable stay; from outstanding nature, beaches and forests to unforgettable culture, history, gastronomy and art, many of which enjoy international recognition.
The most well-known towns and cities in the Costa Brava and the province of Girona include the historical city of Girona, Figueres – the home town of famous Catalan artist Salvador Dalí – Olot, Banyoles, Blanes, Platja d’Aro, Pals, Peralada, Lloret de Mar, Cadaqués, Tossa de Mar and Peratallada. www.costabrava.org
The Costa Brava and its golf courses are easily accessible from the UK and Europe with regular flights operating from across the continent into the three main airports serving the region – Girona (in the centre), Barcelona (one hour’s drive to the south) and Perpignan (to the north). golf.costabrava.org
Steve Wilson – Editorial Manager
Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920