Spain is the original and best package holiday destination. Itís synonymous with Brits who are hell bent on sun, sangria and holiday homes, yet Spain has so much more to offer with wonderful architecture, food and wine. With more than 50 million visitors per annum it is no surprise to hear that Spain is still one of Europeís premier golfing destinations and also one of the first European countries to successfully market the ďpackage golf holidayĒ making life so very pleasant and easy for foreign visitors.
There are now more than 300 Spanish golf courses and more are continually being built across the mainland, the Canary and Balearic Islands. These courses cater, not only for the many visiting golfers, but also for the 300,000 or so members who are registered to Spanish golf clubs.
The Stadium course at the PGA Catalunya Resort is the culmination of more than a decade of planning and design by the European Tour. They wanted to build their own Players Championship course to rival the PGA's Sawgrass course.
It has been announced that PGA Catalunya has been appointed as candidate venue for the Spanish bid to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. The Stadium Course was originally developed with a view to hosting such a major event, so who would bet against a successful Catalonian bid?