The practice facilities at PGA Catalunya Resort have undergone a significant upgrade. The driving range’s capacity has doubled to accommodate 100 bays and a new putting green seeded with Poa grass, used on golf courses throughout the world, including the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, in the USA has been added.
The new putting green means the four main grass types, Bermuda, Bent, Paspalum and Poa, can all be found within the 2,000 square meter short game area – the largest in Spain – alongside its five bunkers containing a different sand type from courses around the world, including Augusta National supersand, St Andrews links, Hawaii volcanic, Pebble Beach and PGA Catalunya Stadium Course sand.
Extensive development over the last few years has enhanced the venue’s reputation as one of Europe’s leading integrated golf and residential resorts, with the practice and coaching facilities providing the location for the Sergio Garcia Junior Academy and Dave Pelz’s Spanish Golf School.
Miguel Girbes, Director of Golf at PGA Catalunya Resort, said: “The aim is to always provide the most memorable experience for those visiting PGA Catalunya Resort, whether they are an elite tour player, or are taking their first steps in the game.
The upgrades we continue to make to our world-class practice facilities, ensure that golfers are able to hone their game in optimum conditions, which is why we have established ourselves as a preferred winter training facility for many tour professionals, as well as the Danish, Norwegian and Finnish national teams.”
The expansion of the practice facilities at PGA Catalunya Resort is designed to complement the resort’s two highly acclaimed Tour and Stadium courses, the latter ranked as Spain’s No.1 by influential golf course ratings website, www.top100golfcourses.co.uk